epoll, LSB (was: Re: Problem roundup)

Vincent Béron vberon at mecano.gme.usherb.ca
Sun Nov 21 16:40:47 CST 2004

Le dim 21/11/2004 à 17:37, Mike Hearn a écrit :
> On Sun, 2004-11-21 at 16:38 -0500, Vincent Béron wrote:
> > > Yes while we're on the subject the FC2 RPMs are compiled with libICU
> > > giving GDI32 a dependency on libstdc++ 5, whereas FC3 apparently only
> > > installs libstdc++ 6 by default requiring the user to install
> > > compat-libstdc++ (assuming they can diagnose the linker/rpm error of
> > > course). 
> > 
> > I guess that'd depend on where libICU comes from (and which libstdc++
> > it's compiled against). AFAIK, libICU is not shipped with FC2 nor FC3,
> > so the libstdc++ version will depend on where it comes from (ie, not
> > under my control). If people begin to mix from 3rd party builds without
> > any thought about the dependencies on their system...
> Hrm, I thought it came from your system? I mean the RPMs *seem* to
> include libICU: the gdi DLL is much bigger on disk than my own non-ICU
> build is, and it depends on libstdc++ which mine doesn't either. You're
> not building the FC RPMs with ICU?

Right, a static libICU is included. Too much time spent away from it...

> > > People choosing the wrong RPM is a very common mistake.
> > 
> > What do you propose then? I can't prevent all user mistakes when they
> > choose a filename.
> It's not a very helpful answer right now but long term I'm proposing a
> single binary package that works for everyone, with distro-specific
> packages there for those who want them.

That'd be great, but which lib versions do you plan to link to (Alsa,
OpenSSL, etc.)? How far back do you want to be compatible with?


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