Same Package, Different Package???
Harris Christian D SSgt 1 CS/SCBAM
Christian.Harris at langley.af.mil
Mon Aug 8 09:35:10 PDT 2005
I'm really about to show my noob factor now! Going through the (B)LFS
have run across several packages the seem to do the same thing with
different names (ie. Libungif-4.1.3, Giflib-4.1.3). Or the same name
different versions (ie. GLib-1.2.10, GLib-2.6.4 or GCC-3.4.3,
Then there are programs that don't really have a clear cut difference
are maintained separately (ie. Libxml-1.8.17, Libxml2-2.6.20 or FreeType
I'm asking because I am trying to satisfy the dependencies of several
packages that I want on my system. More then often I have already
installed one version and find out later I need (according to the book)
different version for another package.
Case and point: Imlib-1.9.15 needs GTK+-1.2.10 and Librsvg-2.9.5
And outside the book, I trying to run Enlightenment as my window
manager. It required Freetype, but I have already installed Freetype2
installed from the book. So onto my question(s).
Can I install libxml and libxml2 side by side?
Can I install FreeType and FreeType2 side by side?
Am I correct in assuming that I should just install the higher versions
of Glib and GCC?
And lastly am I correct in assuming the only difference between Libungif
and Giflib is the licensing models and the production of uncompressed
gifs vs. compressed gifs? If so, the I don't really care about that, and
just went with Giflib due to the fact that this is my personal system.
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