libungif - Depends on obsolete X libraries - Rebuild for approval by maintainer

Frédéric L. W. Meunier
Wed Mar 10 04:00:00 GMT 2004

On Tue, 9 Mar 2004, Harold L Hunt II wrote:

> Lapo Luchini wrote:
> > Actually I was thinking about using --without-x in next release.
> > But no other program seems to use it, except WMaker, that uses X11 anyway.
> >
> There doesn't seem to be a reason to do --without-x since libungif has
> used it for two years without major problems.

These aren't really strong arguments.

Lapo is assuming that only WindowMaker uses libungif because
it's the only application linked to it in Cygwin.

You're assuming libungif should depend on XFree86 because it
worked fine with it for 2 years.

linbugif compiled with --without-x will work fine too, and also
enable other people who don't want to install XFree86 to use
the library or any tools, except gif2x11.

But, again, is it so hard to make 2 packages, one with
--without-x ?

I understand the same could be made for gd, after all only a
few people are likely using the xpm support, which is what adds
the XFree86-bin requirement.

Anyway, it's just my opinion. I really don't use both on Cygwin
(but do on a few Linux machines, where space matters).


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