glib dependency

Sean Middleditch
Fri, 05 Mar 2004 11:00:35 -0500

On Fri, 2004-03-05 at 10:55, Anthony Metcalf wrote:
> Hi,
> 	I'm new to DBUS, been reading the ml for a few days. I'm trying to
> install DBUS on a headless gentoo box, I have udev working already. I'm
> stumbling on the glib-2.0 dependency, being a headless box I don't
> have/want glib. Is this a problem with the ebuild (I have -gtk in my USE
> flags if anyone cares) or a an actual dependency of DBUS, and if so why?
> >From what I have read of DBUS it shouldn't have any need of graphics.

glib has nothing to do with graphics.  it's a general C utility library;
an add-on for all the stuff the standard libc is missing.  No graphics,
X, widgets, etc are in glib.  Those are all in GTK.

> Thanks
> Anthony
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