xfce 4.2.1 packages available

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Mar 21 13:38:03 UTC 2005

Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-03-21 at 13:01 +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:

>>Our Linux's run-time and build-time linkers don't need the libtool
>>archives. Often the added inter-library dependency information in these
>>files require unneeded explicit package dependencies, too.
> Whether you like it or not, these dependencies exist. libtool only makes
> these dependencies explicit - However there exist broken versions of
> libtool and mal-configured packages which produce broken *.la's.

In my experience, 95% time, Michael is right.  libtool often introduces 
many needless dependancies.  Here's a thought example (I can give you 
many real examples if you want too):

libfoo1-devel contains a (shared) library linked against libfoo2, so 
it's .la file (libfoo1.la) contains explicit references to either 
libfoo2.la and/or -lfoo2

Build application foobar, that links against libfoo1.  Despite the fact 
the foobar makes no direct use of any libfoo2 symbol or function, foobar
1.  BuildRequires: libfoo2-devel
2.  Requires: libfoo2 (an rpm-generated dependancy)
Neither of which is required nor desired.

-- Rex

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