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Re: SEUL: Common SEUL/e-linux tools needed

On Sat, 10 Jan 1998, William T Wilson wrote:

> A package system that did this would be good- does RPM
> do this already?
RPM doesn't, in theory it seems like a great idea.  But you'd eventually
have someone ask: 
"I just upgraded Tcl on my computer, and now it won't boot up!"
If the tcl package included libc 6, and the person was originally using
5.2 his computer would be cat food.  Also, some of these libraries are
big...(That's why most are dynamically linked)

geeky1,1:/usr/share/emacs/19.34/lisp# ls -l /lib/libc.so.5.3.12
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       705995 Sep  2  1996 /lib/libc.so.5.3.12
geeky1,1:/usr/share/emacs/19.34/lisp# ls -l /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6.0
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       599396 Aug 29  1996 /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6.0

So, if you had a program that used JUST libc(which all do) AND X11, in one
swoop you've added 1.1Megs of fat to the RPM.  TTYL!

                        Paul Anderson
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