[tex-live] libXaw.so.6 vs. .7
karl at freefriends.org
Mon Mar 8 18:13:25 CET 2004
I conclude that GNU/Linux releases that lack libXaw.so.7 must be older
than Red Hat 7
Actually, it's a Debian system (so there's no meaningful version
numbers, it has 2.4.20 for a kernel, and the X stuff seems to date from
Feb 03), and as far as I know is aggressively maintained by the staff at
FSU. I don't know why it has such an old Xaw. That is strange.
Anyway, given your research, I agree it's pointless to try to use .6.
Mimi, you'll just have to get pamd updated. Sorry, I tried.
As for linking statically in general, yes, binary bloat would be a
problem (the dist has already grown too big for the next release), but
also I fear incompatibilities, especially between libc and the kernel,
since there's such a strong relationship between them in Linux. We
could probably statically link the others without much fear. Hmm.
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