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From "Nathan Beyer" <ndbe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [build] is libxtst-dev a recently added requirement
Date Mon, 11 Feb 2008 02:43:37 GMT
Yeah, I recall that, but for building, we'd still need the dev
packages, correct? Or, would the build work with the libxtst6 package?

-Nathan

On Feb 10, 2008 2:39 PM, Mark Hindess <mark.hindess@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On 10 February 2008 at 0:12, "Nathan Beyer" <ndbeyer@apache.org> wrote:
> > I'm trying to run a build on a fresh Linux (Ubuntu) box and ran
> > into an error about not finding "-lXtst". This seems to be a part
> > of the libxtst-dev package, but that's not listed on the build
> > pre-requisites, at least not yet. I wanted to check before updating
> > it. Once I installed that package it built.
>
> I'm sure we've had this discussion before but ... rather than relying
> on unversioned .so files (such as libXtst.so) which are generally
> only found in developer packages, we should be loading/linking known
> good-versioned runtime libraries (such as libXtst.so.6).  It may be
> necessary to attempt to load more than one - such as libXtst.so.5 *if*
> someone has tested that this works - but that would be acceptible
> and more reliable than the current pot-luck loading of unversioned
> libraries.
>
> Regards,
>  Mark.
>
>
>

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