[Xcb] [RFC PATCHv2] New XCB socket handoff mechanism for Xlib/XCB and other libraries

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Thu May 1 22:18:15 PDT 2008

Quoting Mikhail Gusarov <dottedmag at dottedmag.net>:

> Twas brillig at 20:48:56 01.05.2008 UTC-04 when James Cloos did gyre 
> and gimble:
> JC> A lot of other binaries on my box needed rebuilding as they directly
> JC> referenced libxcb-xlib.so.0.
> It is bug in packaging, called 'overlinking' and usually caused by
> installing libtool .la files. Here is one spectacular example:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/11/msg00016.html

  Thanks for the link with the detailed explanation.

  pkgconfig files installed by default build of xorg packages seens to
be correct by using *.private, but .la files adds dependencies,
and, as an example, applications that don't know neither use xcb, are
linked with xcb.


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