[tlbuild] linking against expat ... why

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat Aug 29 07:44:40 CEST 2009

Hi Karl,

On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Karl Berry wrote:
> Ok, glad to hear it.  I'll try to remake the i386-linux xetex that way.
> (What a pain, though.)

No need:
	$ strings -a bin/i386-linux/xetex | grep '\.so'
that one is already fine.

Don't ask me why some are fine and some are not.

> No.  We could have done that in the first place (would have been much
> simpler, too).  The whole point of this exercise is to dynamically link
> fontconfig, because otherwise there is little hope of a
> libfontconfig from version X of distro A working on version Y of distro B.

Ok, see the point. Thanks for reminding me.

> P.S. I won't be completely offline, but I expect to have only scant time
> for anything computerish from now until Tuesday :(.

Have a nice time, hopefully.

Best wishes


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