[csw-maintainers] Should X11 headers from Sun be remove from the farm ?

William Bonnet william at wbonnet.net
Tue Aug 4 22:41:43 CEST 2009

Hi Peter
> If there are hard-coded paths please patch the sources to obtain a build
> without dependencies toward SUN provided headers and/or libraries.
In a perfect world you are right. Unfortunatly some program do have too 
much things to fix (Firefox to give only example).  Autotools stuff are 
adding include and link path to Sun's X11 (both -L and -R) even if i 
patch .in files... thus i have to repatch after configure step :( That's 
pretty painful... so i was wondering if the simpliest solution was not 
to remove Sun devel packages.

When a program is failing to compile (like FF 3.0.13), then it's ok and 
easy to fix it. But i'm worried about programs that compiles using both 
Sun's and OpenCSW headers and lib. Such a mix does not necessarily 
improve reliability of the binaries produced... and there are not always 
a simple way to detect such cases


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