r6329 - in trunk/BOOK: . introduction/welcome x/lib

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Oct 5 07:43:04 PDT 2006

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote these words on 10/05/06 09:05 CST:

> Do we really want to link to software like DirectFB that didn't even 
> build with any linux-libc-headers in the not-so-distant past? (of 
> course, if DirectFB does build on unmodified LFS-6.2 now, my objection 
> is void)

I have no idea. I just know that Cairo uses it. If the dependency
doesn't build, that really isn't my concern. Just because a dependency
is listed as 'optional', doesn't mean BLFS recommends you install it.
The only time I can think we deliberately avoid listing a valid
dependency is if that dependency can cause problems with the target

DirectFB is listed as a dependency of at least two other BLFS
packages, probably more.


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