[PATCH 0/2] Allow use of installed popt library

Daniel Macks dmacks at netspace.org
Thu May 13 23:21:30 PDT 2010

On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 08:05:37AM +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> ]] Enrico Weigelt 
> | Is there any valid reason for keeping the bundled libpopt ?
> Good question, and likewise: should we drop the bundled glib 1.x and
> build-depend on ourselves and a glib?  This will make bootstrapping
> somewhat harder which will affect from-source distros like Gentoo, but
> will allow us to cut what is essentially an unmaintained piece of code
> that gets less and less testing due to the support for the system glib.
> (This does not affect popt, since it doesn't use pkg-config  to build,
> at least 1.16 doesn't.)

Switching to glib2 only (scrapping glib1) gives you GOption, which
means you don't need either onboard or external-dependency popt. glib1
has been frozen and untouched for many years.


Daniel Macks
dmacks at netspace.org

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