[Buildroot] [PATCH v2] New package: ImLib2

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Wed Oct 12 09:53:17 UTC 2011

Le Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:44:46 +0200,
Yegor Yefremov <yegor_sub1 at visionsystems.de> a écrit :

> > The dependencies on X.org are quite a mess these days. Maybe
> > packages depend on xserver-xorg_server, while they should depend on
> > the X11 libraries that they require.
> O.K. BR2_PACKAGE_XSERVER_XORG_SERVER definitely specifies that
> libXext is to be selected. 

Yes, but technically speaking, all X11 client libraries and programs
should *not* depend on the X.org server, but rather on the needed X11
libraries. For several reasons:

 *) Because technically, the clients don't require the server to
    already be built ;

 *) Because if one day, we manage to enable parallel building of
    packages, it is great to have correct dependencies ;

 *) Because you can imagine a setup in which you build several X11
    client libraries and programs, but not the X server, and the
    X applications display their windows to a remote X server, which is
    not built by Buildroot.

Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
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