Bug#642265: libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev build-deps require old libpng12-dev package

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Fri Dec 18 18:45:52 UTC 2015

Am 18.12.2015 um 18:42 schrieb Tobias Frost:
> Source: gdk-pixbuf
> Followup-For: Bug #642265
> Dear Michael,
> please consider updating the alternate B-D of libpng-dev from libpng12-dev to
> libpng16-dev to faciliate easier compiling against the newer libpng from
> experimental, helping the transistion.

For that I'd like to see a credible transition plan first, before doing
any changes.

What I remember from the libpng transition is, that so far it's been
planned and executed poorly [1].


[1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=673542
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