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Old 08-30-2007, 12:57 PM   #1
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standalone libidn vs. glibc libidn plugin: mutually exclusive or able to coexist?

Hi, all -

Does anyone happen to know for certain if libidn (available via can co-exist with the glibc 2.5.1 libidn plugin or if they're mutually exclusive?

The instructions for installing glibc in the final phase of building an LFS system mentions that many apps want the full libidn, not the glibc plugin ( Which is correct; glibc doesn't provide every routine in libidn (thankfully). What I'm not sure about, though, is if I can later add libidn on top of the glibc I'm building now (per the instructions at the link above) or if I would have to rebuild glibc without libidn support.

I ran "nm" (nm -D -s) against the and against that are installed on the Fedora 7 system I'm using as a build host; it didn't appear that the two libraries had any exported functions in common. If no one knows for sure my next step would be to grap the .src.rpm's from the Fedora project and see what they contain; but, if someone else knows the answer to this already, it'd spare me from having to do that.




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