[Bug 60823] Re: Please provide xlibs compatibility package

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 5 17:34:18 BST 2006

On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 01:52:35PM -0000, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> * Matt Zimmerman
> | Please understand, I am not suggesting that packages depend or build-depend
> | on xlibs, only that it exist as a convenience for users to install who want
> | to have the standard set of libraries.
> Isn't this what we have dependencies for?  I can't think of why a user
> would care about what libraries he's got installed.

It's useful when installing software from sources other than Ubuntu.  For
example, the IBM JDK is popular, and its dependencies are not trivial
anymore now that the libraries are split.

 - mdz

Please provide xlibs compatibility package

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