relinning readlne

Terry Chan tpchan at
Wed Jan 5 15:11:27 UTC 2005

If you bothered to read the POST_INSTALL script, you would see the code responsible
for recompiling all the modules that depend on readline.  Many programs link to
readline statically and must be recompiled when readline changes.  Other programs
simply break when readline versions change and they have not been recompiled.

There is no simple way to tell which ones will break or not, so code was added
to determine if the readline version numbers change then a recompile is called

And you get what you deserve for relining readline without it being called from
a lunar renew or lunar update.

Terry Chan
On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 09:31:41AM -0500, Dennis Veatch wrote:
> I am just curious about this and why it is so. Couple of days back I relined 
> readline. Well some 30+ hours later it's done. The reason it took so long was 
> along the way bash and bash_static, avifile, a number of gnome libs/apps, all 
> of KDE, openoffice-src and whole host of others were relined.
> Bash I can understand as one of it's dependencies is readline but many of the 
> others this is not so. So what's the reason for this cascade effect?

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