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Re: roken merge

On 15 Aug 2000, Brian May wrote:

> I hope that one day in the future (and some of this is already be the
> long term plan), that the "shared" shared libraries (eg com_err, des,
> editline, roken, sl?, otp?) between the following applications:

Speaking of this, the kth-krb libsl and libss are the same (both include
ss_ functions) and kth-krb libs{s,l} do a dynamic dependancy on e.g.
-leditline when appropriate. If I submit a patch, will you take it? ;-)

> It would also make source code to each of this applications smaller
> and easier to manage. eg consider how much simpler Heimdal's configure
> script would be if it didn't have to process lib/roken/roken.h.in, but
> could instead rely on an installed copy of roken.h, with the constants
> already defined.

If you force people to build an ever-growing n prerequisites for arla,
heimdal, kth-krb, they're going to get grumpy. bundling from the same
source and optionally building if you need it is nice but not always easy

> Having theses "shared" libraries separate would very much help with
> packaging these programs (eg for Debian) in such a way that they can
> be installed simultaneously. (I don't have time at the moment to go
> into the details as to why this is the case).

I understand why... managing things with depot has what I assume to be the
same issues