Re: Upgrading AS, libc5 okay?

David A. Walker davewalker@zebra.net
Thu, 29 Oct 1998 19:26:11 -0600


David Mihm recently proclaimed --

> glibc2 is evil, just like gtk 1.1.x :)  It's a sad day in the
>Linux community when applications require alpha/beta or extremely new
>libraries or toolkits (like those above).  Making applications only work
>when compiled with things like egcs or pgcc is also just as evil. It's a
>sad, sad day. :(
></rant></soapbox>


I don't know that I agree that glibc2 is _EVIL_.

I do know that I'm increasingly finding it difficult to manage the different
releases of the _many_ libraries required to support a relatively minor
number of packages.

Gtk, glib, imlib, glibc, libc5, and on and on and on. I recently spent a few
hours retrieving the _latest_ Gnome stuff. After the "./configure, make,
make install" dust cleared, I found that not only did the Gimp no longer
work, but neither did Electric Eyes or xv.

I'm _all_ in favor of choice, folks, but does the term "dll-hell" mean
anything out there? Because I'm seeing its twin on my Linux boxes now.

> Thankfully Afterstep does not require any of these ridiculus hoops
>for you to jump through.

Unless you want to use ascp.

> We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.


Ditto. Sorry for the rant.

Dave Walker
davewalker@zebra.net


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