Subject: Re: make update
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/12/2000 17:14:04
[ On Friday, May 12, 2000 at 14:25:59 (-0400), Andrew Gillham wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: make update
> Perhaps it would be better if thinks like 'png' could have multiple versions
> installed (e.g. different minor versions on shared libs), but that is just
> too much work I think. :(

What would work on hell of a lot better would be if there were an option
in "library" modules, such as png, to disable the less-than-smart and
counter-productive use of shared libraries.  If packages using common
libraries all statically linked against those libraries then none of
them would have to "depend" on the library at install time -- only at
build time, and everyone would be a *LOT* happier!

(Which is, I think, at least a good part of the reason why you have to
end up re-installing so much on M$ systems -- shared libraries *SUCK*
when it comes to handling dependencies unless you have a rock-solid
mechanism for having many different versions installed simultaneously.)

							Greg A. Woods

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