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Re: Debian patches

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: Debian patches
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2010 13:40:36 +0100
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On 03/05/2010 11:28 AM, Reuben Thomas wrote:
2010/3/5 Paolo Bonzini<address@hidden>:
        Ialso not appropriate for upstream (not in its current shape
        anyway since it should at least use ltdl and not hardcode the

This is originally from me; it's also in the patch tracker on
Savannah, #7017. Your answer above implicitly addresses my question,
which is which dynamic loading mechanism I should use. If you'd repeat
that comment on the patch tracker (if using ltdl is indeed the
answer), then I could move forward...

Usually when building from source either you have a dependency or not; run-time dependencies in something as fundamental as grep seem strange.

It may make sense for a distro (even in Fedora it would allow to remove PCRE from /lib64), but I am not sure it is appropriate for upstream.


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