[Mageia-dev] Copying cairo to cairo-xcb

Remy CLOUARD shikamaru at mandriva.org
Sat Mar 19 18:08:36 CET 2011

Hi there,

Sorry for opening the thread just now. I’ve copied cairo to cairo-xcb,
because I need to compile it with the xcb backend. Since I do not want
to force everyone to have it like this, and since this backend is
considered experimental, I thought it was the best solution.

I asked dmorgan and ahmad to review it and there is only one thing that
was not ok for them, I made cairo-xcb provide cairo. I cannot do without
or else I’m forced to remove nearly everything, due to pango requiring
it directly.

Though, I think cairo should remain the default choice, and I
specifically added a warning message in a README.urpmi to discourage
cairo-xcb use where it is not needed.

So, the problem is that we should avoid cairo-xcb being prefered during
dependency resolving.

Can I add lib{,64}cairo2 to /etc/urpmi/prefer.vendor.list ?

Do you know a better fix ? (I haven’t submitted cairo-xcb yet, wanted to
solve this issue first)

Thanks in advance,

Best regards,
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