[tex-live] Comment on libfontconfig

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed Oct 4 17:36:55 CEST 2006

"Martin Schröder" <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:

> 2006/10/4, Nelson H. F. Beebe <beebe at math.utah.edu>:
>> Before rushing off to adopt and use libfontconfig, please remember
>> that it is not universally available on Unix systems.
>> I just surveyed a couple of dozen different Unix platforms, and found
>> that it is available in /usr/lib on these
>> and absent from these
>>         OpenBSD 3.5             VAX
>>         OpenBSD 3.9             IA-32
> It's in xbase, which installs it in /usr/X11R6/lib/
> It comes as an so.3.0, but is 2.2.2. Current (4.0) has 2.3.2

Now that's bad:  Linux and BSD have different sonames for the same
library version?  The inofficial Debian GNU/kFreeBSD port uses the same
source package as Debian Linux, therefore it also has so.1.1.0

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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