[lsb-discuss] Re: [lsb-futures] Re: [Lsb-desktop] Re: KDE representation

Theodore Ts'o tytso at mit.edu
Wed Aug 17 09:14:03 PDT 2005

On Tue, Aug 16, 2005 at 02:06:59PM -0700, Banginwar, Rajesh wrote:
> LSB also requires that these distributed library need to be LSB
> compliant. Why not loosen that restriction? So with this, LSB will allow
> the application developers to allow distribute any non-LSB library and
> not require them to be LSB conformant. App A depends on libraries B,C
> and D. B and C are covered in LSB and hence not a problem for App A; but
> library D is not covered, but shipped with App A making sure the library
> is available and installed at /opt hierarchy.
> I am not sure whether libQt license allows this or not. If it does, then
> we can consider this as a potential solution to this problem. 

This works, as long as:

1)  Library (D) is also LSB-conforming, and

2) Library (D) is installed in an application-specific directory, and
the application modified to use a wrapper script which sets
LD_LIBRARY_PATH before calling the real executable.  (Or the
application is compiled using rpath.)  Installing Library (D) in the
system library directories would of course lead to Windows-style
DLL-hell, as different applications need different (incompatible)
versions of the same shared library.

						- Ted

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