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Re: no{thing} build profiles

On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 01:46:48PM -0400, Marvin Renich wrote:
> > > The proper fix is to convince upstream to dynamically link at runtime
> > > and disable some features if libgpgme is not available.
> > dlopening a dependency is bad: for example, it doesn't allow distro
> > builders to track the deps properly and with the symbol granularity.
> Perhaps.  But that is simply a matter of tooling. 
... not really.

> And this is specifically a distro issue, not a behavioral correctness
> issue.
We distro makers reserve the right to guide upstreams into writing
software that can be packaged properly.
And for non-distro uses they already have tooling, it's called conditional

> we will never get a significant following of upstreams willing to use
> dlopen when appropriate.
Of course.


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