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Re: pkg-config-0.26

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 10:56:27AM +0900, OBATA Akio wrote:
 > >I would prefer not to add more things that depend on glib2 than
 > >necessary, just because rebuilding them after the fairly frequent
 > >glib2 updates is a nuisance. However, things like desktop-file-utils
 > >that end up being runtime deps of many other packages are a much
 > >bigger issue in this regard.
 > We have no experience so frequent glib2 ABI update.
 > Apr 22 2011 2.28.6nb3 from gettext ABI change
 > May 21 2008 2.14.3    switch to external PCRE library
 > Feb 5  2006 2.8.6nb1  from gettext ABI change

Yes, but most update methods insist on recompiling desktop-file-utils
after every glib2 update(*), and then proceed to compile a few other
small packages like wesnoth and gimp.

This is fairly annoying even on a fast machine.

(*) and Joerg periodically rants about how not doing so is so unsafe
it shouldn't be allowed...

David A. Holland

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