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Bug#350113: Library dependencies

On Sun, Feb 05, 2006 at 01:41:38PM -0800, Marc Wilson wrote:
> Why is libxft2 not depending on v2.1.10 of libfreetype6 if it's going to
> use symbols exclusive to that version?
> Some of us Sid users are holding libfreetype6 at 2.1.7-2.4 until someone
> decides how to fix things with THAT package.
> Of course,that begs the question of when the libfreetype6 maintainer is
> going to get around to doing something about #316031 in specific, along
> with other bugs caused by the unilateral move to 2.1.10, such as #315150,
> #318671, and etc.  As was pointed out in #325526, libfreetype6 v2.1.10
> isn't going to get to testing any time soon, so....

The real issue is of course with freetype's shlibs file. I have an NMU
sitting on my hard drive that would correct this problem, but it was
rejected by the release team because freetype is apparently cracktacular. I
haven't decided if creating a shlibs.local file for xft is the right
solution in the end, so I defer to the release team and the freetype
maintainer since I have no desire to wade in to those waters.

 - David Nusinow

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