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Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:49:47 +0100
From: John Spencer <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Solve png support errors in some applications
 updating libpng.

John Spencer wrote:
  > i'm reluctant to update libpng to 1.6.x because it yet again breaks the
> API and due to the symbol versioning used, will require a rebuild of 
> half the system, including monster packages like firefox which i just 

additionally, it seems to break the packages gegl and libglade

/bin/sh ../../libtool  --tag=CC   --mode=link gcc -pthread 
-I/include/glib-2.0 -I/lib/glib-2.0/include   -I/include/babl-0.1 
-I/include/libpng16   -fdata-sections -ffunction-sections -Os -g0 
-fno-unwind-tables -fno-asynchronous-unwind-tables -Wa,--noexecstack 
-ftree-dce -mmmx -msse -ftree-vectorize -ffast-math -Wall 
-Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wmissing-prototypes 
-Wmissing-declarations -Winit-self -Wpointer-arith 
-Wold-style-definition -DG_LOG_DOMAIN=\"GEGL-\"__FILE__ -avoid-version 
-export-dynamic -module  -s -Wl,--gc-sections -Wl,-z,relro,-z,now 
-Wl,-rpath-link=/lib -o -rpath /lib/gegl-0.2 
png_save_la-png-save.lo -Wl,--export-dynamic -lgmodule-2.0 -lgio-2.0 
-lgobject-2.0 -lgthread-2.0 -pthread -L/lib -lglib-2.0     -L/lib -lpng16
sed: /lib/ No such file or directory
libtool: link: `/lib/' is not a valid libtool archive
make[3]: *** [] Error 1

despite there being no libpng15* in / and no reference to *png15* in any 
files in /lib/pkgconfig

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