Bug#251429: control-center: FTBFS: Missing Build-Depends

Daniel Schepler Daniel Schepler <schepler@math.berkeley.edu>, 251429@bugs.debian.org
Fri, 28 May 2004 07:49:27 -0700

Michel Dänzer <daenzer@debian.org> writes:

> On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 05:39 -0700, Daniel Schepler wrote:
>> It appears that -lXrandr is getting pulled in from
>> libmetacity-private.la.  However, IMHO it would be better to update
>> control-center's copy of libtool rather than requiring libmetacity-dev
>> to pander to old broken versions of libtool.
> So I used to think, but AFAICT the dependency is still needed for static
> linking.

That's true, but static linking is an unusual case and should be
treated as such.  Dependencies put in solely for this purpose should
probably only be Suggests.  (All IMO, of course.)
Daniel Schepler              "Please don't disillusion me.  I
schepler@math.berkeley.edu    haven't had breakfast yet."
                                 -- Orson Scott Card