[Rpm-maint] Making rpm depend on glib?

Pixel pixel at mandriva.com
Thu Feb 14 11:02:59 UTC 2008

Panu Matilainen <pmatilai at redhat.com> writes:

> The questionable part is the size of the thing, it's not exactly trivial:
> [pmatilai at localhost ~]$ ls -l /lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0.1400.5
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 823936 2008-01-08 05:36 /lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0.1400.5

it's ok for mandriva:
- rpm is already using a lot of big libraries
- libglib is already used by some core packages (eg: passwd)

only known drawback of glib (from our glib maintainer) is
malloc-failure error handling (which is why dbus rewrote its own lib).

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