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

Beso givemesugarr at gmail.com
Sun May 4 04:14:21 PDT 2008

2008/5/4 Rémi Cardona <remi at gentoo.org>:

> pcpa at mandriva.com.br a écrit :
> > 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
> Yep, we had the same issue when expat changed ABI. Most unsuspecting
> users had to rebuild 200+ packages. Users who had been using --as-needed
> (described bellow) only had 20~30.

does this means that the xcb lib api has started to be supported? i've tried
it some weeks ago and the packages depending on libxcb-xlib.so.0 refused to
build by any means. now i've tried to build cairo from git with xcb but it
doesn't build since it doesn't find xcb (maybe it's using the new api).

ps. i've been using --as-needed for quite some time and i've never had any
issue with it.
dott. ing. beso
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