[Ffmpeg-devel] [RFC] dlopen vs linking for external libraries
Sun Feb 11 21:16:35 CET 2007
Uoti Urpala <uoti.urpala at pp1.inet.fi> writes:
> On Sun, 2007-02-11 at 20:06 +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>> keep dlopen and drop linking if you want to drop something, i really hate
>> it if a application has 500 dependancies which you have to install even
>> though you dont use any of them or having 500 variants of a application
>> of course you could argue that we should not care about binary packages
>> but only support things compiled from source ...
> The link dependencies are not a problem for local compilation if they're
> for optional features and won't be enabled if the libraries are not
> present. They don't cause problems with proper binary packaging systems
> either (such as Debian) when the system can take care of the
> dependencies. The only problem case would be trying to distribute
> binaries without proper packaging.
I think Michael was complaining about the endless lists of
dependencies that are typical for binary packages. Most distros tend
to enable everything that can possibly be enabled, so you end up with
many gigabytes of disk space taken up by stuff you never ever use.
mans at mansr.com
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