[Vm-dev] Squeak removed from Gentoo Linux

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Thu May 27 20:29:07 UTC 2010

On 27 May 2010 20:37, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> Squeak was recently removed from Gentoo Linux Ebuilds because of security issues in our bundled plugins:
>        http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=247363
> While it is convenient for us to bundle external library sources, package maintainers do not like that practice. Is there anything we can realistically do about it?
Here's my argument:

These libraries are bundled, because Squeak VM could be built on a
system which having no such libraries provided by default.
To ensure bit-identical behavior on all platforms, Squeak developers
cannot rely on a platform-specific versions of these libraries,
because they can vary from one system to another.

> - Bert -

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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