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From Egor Pasko <egor.pa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Linux libstdc++.so.5 dependency
Date Tue, 24 Apr 2007 10:28:10 GMT
On the 0x2C2 day of Apache Harmony Tim Ellison wrote:
> Egor Pasko wrote:
> > To summarize the thread. We have several ideas on how to treat
> > libstdc++ diversity on various linux systems:
> > 
> > 1. create both snapshots (libstdc++ 5 and 6 separately) plus a good
> >    instruction for not-very-geeky users (like me:) on how to check what
> >    version of libstdc++ you have on your system
> We just declare which distro the snapshot is designed to work on.  I
> don't think we would expect users to seek out the libstdc++ version.

OK, agreed, that should work well in most cases

do I get it right that we should get ICU sources and rebuild them in
the distro we are providing snapshots for?

> > 2. download libstdc++ and recompile it in our build, link in a way
> >    whatever is convenient (does it need to tweak gcc afterwards?)
> Please, no.
> > not many ideas. I would appreciate comments and final decisions on this.
> I think we declare the snapshot's intended target, then it becomes a
> community issue of whether we have people who are willing to provide a
> snapshot configuration on a given disro.
> Regards,
> Tim

Egor Pasko

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