Re: [dev] [dwm] 6.1 release

From: Teodoro Santoni <>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2015 17:07:50 +0100

Hey there,

2015-12-07 16:51 GMT+01:00, Matthew of Boswell
> Huh? What OS/distro are you guys using that you don't already have
> libxft? I have so many packages that rely on it.

Mainstream Linux distros fought with all their might against gcc to fit
their OS into the CD-ROM boundaries.
The funny gcc and glibc behaviour, namely production of big binaries,
led to a common habit in distro development: create 2 or 3 packages
per instance, one for the program (the .so file or the executable),
a second one for symbols and, in debianland, a third one for docs.
You can't compile anything without the -devel or -dev package,
if you hadn't compile the lib in the first place.
So probably they'll succeed when they will fire up their
package manager to install libXft-dev or -devel.
Received on Mon Dec 07 2015 - 17:07:50 CET

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