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Re: gobject-introspection typelibs and shared libraries

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: gobject-introspection typelibs and shared libraries
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:43:49 +0100
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Federico Beffa <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 9:22 PM, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Federico Beffa <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> The question is: do we want to make a 'cc' symlink to 'gcc' in the
>>> 'gcc' package?
>> So far we’ve resisted the temptation, and it’s rarely been an issue.
>> :-)
> Could you elaborate on the down sides? (I'm not trying to insist, but to 
> learn.)

Basically it’s good to stick to what GCC does, and GCC does not install
‘cc’.  There’s a subjective aesthetic downside: it’s good to spread the
‘g’.  And also, it turns out to work for 99% of the packages.

(I’m afraid this answer may disappoint you.  ;-))


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