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Nov
20
revised Is there an easy method for installing binary builds of glibc?
Typo and a little bit more consideration on the Jehova part
Nov
20
comment Xorg.conf to only use part of screen
@Gilles: I have had trouble making calls concurring with other SE users as far as links to answers, duplicates and/or partial answers are concerned. I concluded I will restrict myself to provising information and leave formal matters for others. Feel free to do the right thing du jour with this information.
Nov
19
comment Xorg.conf to only use part of screen
@OlaTuvesson: Yes, my Xephir solution may not be what you need, but there are two ansers to that question and the other one talks about the modeline thing hildred mentioned which seems to be what you need ...
Nov
19
answered Is it possible for a program to have its dedicated X display?
Nov
19
answered Xorg.conf to only use part of screen
Nov
15
comment Is there an easy method for installing binary builds of glibc?
@derobert,goldilocks: I edited my answer to point out that I am talking about the problem posed by slm, not building software in general.
Nov
15
revised Is there an easy method for installing binary builds of glibc?
dedicated a significant paragraph to explaining that static linking is an approach to the herein formulated problem, not as a general practice to adopt.
Nov
15
comment Is there an easy method for installing binary builds of glibc?
@goldilocks: you should reread my post which talks about applications that are used on top of DEs, like the example Chrome browser, which is not part of any Linux DE. I was never suggesting an entirely static linux distribution. The example, Chome, actually points to software which is often distributed as binary package by the maintainer. Those progams often ship their own versions of libraries anyways, negating any positive effect shared objects may have. Look at the topic discussed herein. We want to give programs their own glibc. For this purpose it hardly matters when we do the linking.
Nov
15
comment Is there an easy method for installing binary builds of glibc?
@derobert: look at the topic we are discussing here. we are talking about software that is outside of distributions and therefore requires its own libraries. Especially we are talking about a few applications, not entire distributions. It has never been suggested to have an entire distribution linked statically. Therefore the problem is by far not as big as you describe.
Nov
14
comment Is there an easy method for installing binary builds of glibc?
@derobert: yes, that is a problem. but lets think about the application domain: if a distro has a current software package in its current distribution, there is no need for static linking. if static linking is an integral concept of the distro, dependencies can be formulated and all the recompiling can be automated (ports, portage, paludis). costs more energy, but not a real PITA. static linking is mainly for binary packages that are outside the "normal" distribution. I don't contest that statically linked programs have other issues, but they all seem quite manageable.
Nov
14
comment Is there an easy method for installing binary builds of glibc?
My Debian has 235MB in /lib, of which 202MB are kernel modules. Yes, /usr/lib is 4GB, but that allows precicely no conclusion on how much the individual program requires. The caches of processors are only a few MB. With the memory consumption of something like a recent web browser, the impact of statically linked binaries on caching is also not that big and diminishing with the amount concurrently running programs; also for the reason of relatively small caches. My estimations seem more accurate than yours. Uh, yes.
Nov
14
revised Is there an easy method for installing binary builds of glibc?
added the rtldi paragraph as SE just showed it to me
Nov
14
revised Is there an easy method for installing binary builds of glibc?
added the paragraph on static binaries. i just remembered that discussion
Nov
14
answered Is there an easy method for installing binary builds of glibc?
Nov
13
comment Setting BASH as the default in SCO
I'm sure there is a containing package for it which you can search for ...
Nov
13
comment Setting BASH as the default in SCO
I meant /usr/lib/libthread.so.1. Apparently bash needs that library but it can't be loaded.
Nov
13
comment Setting BASH as the default in SCO
Does that file exist on your system?
Nov
13
comment Setting BASH as the default in SCO
Doesn't SCO specify a user's shell in /etc/passwd? Also you obivously need to run /usr/local/bin/bash to start a bash ...
Nov
13
comment Text Data from X Client for usage in android app
The image says you do not understand what I told you. The X Client rendering text does not imply it is using Xlib for this purpose. If (!!!) it is, the text will be transmitted as a sequence of bytes on the wire and you can extract them relatively easy by making X use a tcp connection for client/server interaction and intercepting the data at the network layer. If your application does not use XDrawText(), you need to figure out another way. BTW: your image says you are developing an X server ...
Nov
13
comment Text Data from X Client for usage in android app
Yes, the X server can do that and if your program actually uses XDrawText() you can catch it on the wire. The question is not whether the X Server can draw text, the question is whether your application does draw text using X or other means of rendering. Window managers also have nothing to do with this.