Subject: Re: [PATCH] Again: GNOME 1 and 2 *can* coexist
To: Eric Gillespie <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/02/2003 15:09:44
On Mon, 02 Jun 2003 07:17:18 -0500
Eric Gillespie <> wrote:

> Julio Merino <> writes:

Hmmm... that message ought to be private.  Not that I care much, but you
should avoid replying private mails to public lists; some people can get
very annoyed.

> > BTW, gnome1 and gnome2 libraries can coexist perfectly, but the same is not
> > applicable to binary programs, where several of them have the same executable
> > name.  Right?
> I'm not sure.  But we need to be able to have gnome-core
> installed along-side gnome-session and gnome-pane 2.x so that
> gnucash (which depends on gnome-core) can be installed along-side
> them.  That is how i originally encountered the issue.

Yes.  But what does gnucash need from gnome-core?  IMHO, that part should
be splitted of gnome-core into a more fine-grained package so that gnucash
could depend on it rather on gnome-core.  I feel that gnome-core should
just be a meta package depending on many other gnome-* parts (all of them
coming from the gnome-core distfile, but splitted by us).  This has already
been done for gnome1-panel and gnome1-session, for example.


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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