[rrd-developers] Re: rrdtool and libgd

Tobias Oetiker oetiker at ee.ethz.ch
Sat Feb 24 01:02:52 MET 2001

Yesterday Matt Zimmerman wrote:

 | I don't see the point of ripping JPEG support out of libgd.  The reason I link
 | rrdtool the way I do is that Debian contains a package for the gd library,
 | version 1.8.4, as well as libpng and zlib.  It would be inappropriate to link
 | rrdtool with a different version of this library than the one used by the rest
 | of the system.

as long as you life in a system where you have a large set of
sharedlibraries with all tools in-sync this is fine ... in a large
environment like the place where I work (hundreds of workstations)
all running software of the same server ... this is not the case
... (http://sepp.ee.ethz.ch) ...

 | Actually, I have noticed that the old libgd package (with GIF) support has been
 | resurrected in a new package in Debian (with a different library name) to
 | support programs like rrdtool which require the GIF version of the library.  I
 | intend to link the next upload of rrdtool against this library, and restore GIF
 | support and compatibility with vanilla rrdtool.



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