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Offline rhermsen

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Is Xorg-7.7-lib.tcz just an empty extension?
« on: September 22, 2022, 05:41:42 AM »
While looking for a reason 'Xorg-7.7-lib.tcz.list' is not available, discovered that this extension is just empty with only one directory.
Is this just a 'placeholder' extension to load dependencies?

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$ sudo unsquashfs Xorg-7.7-lib.tcz
Parallel unsquashfs: Using 1 processor
0 inodes (0 blocks) to write

created 0 files
created 2 directories
created 0 symlinks
created 0 devices
created 0 fifos

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$ cd squashfs-root/
$ tree
.
`-- usr

1 directory, 0 files

The list of dependencies is a bit long...
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cat Xorg-7.7-lib.tcz.dep
libFS.tcz
libXaw.tcz
libXcomposite.tcz
libXcursor.tcz
libXdamage.tcz
libXfont2.tcz
libXft.tcz
libXinerama.tcz
libXrandr.tcz
libXres.tcz
libXss.tcz
libXtst.tcz
libXvmc.tcz
libXxf86dga.tcz
libXxf86vm.tcz
libxkbfile.tcz


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Re: Is Xorg-7.7-lib.tcz just an empty extension?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2022, 06:26:34 AM »
Hi rhermsen
It's called a  "Meta"  extension whose only purpose is to pull in other extensions.
If you look at  Xorg-7.7-lib.tcz.info  the  Description  line reads:
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Description:    Meta-extension collecting the usual X libs
Xorg-7.7.tcz  is another meta extension as is  compiletc.tcz.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2022, 06:28:22 AM by Rich »

Offline rhermsen

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Re: Is Xorg-7.7-lib.tcz just an empty extension?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2022, 07:47:14 AM »
Hi Rich,
Thanks for explaining. I was not aware of the term 'meta' extension.
I will also look at the other two you mentioned, I use them both.