[pkg-wml] Bug#464770: #464770 Should probably build-depend on libpng-dev?

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Sun Mar 7 16:32:56 UTC 2010

retitle 464770 wml: Should not use embedded libgd copy or build-depend on libpng-dev


djpig wrote:
> If libpng-dev is present, the resulting binary package will depend
> on it. Which probably means that it should be build-depended upon
> (or the PNG support should be explicetly disabled).

This seems due to a embedded and modified copy of libgd 1.6.3 inside

That code has been embedded and modified because of GD's upstream
decided to remove GIF support because of potential patent issues.
Which is no more the case for a few years now anyway. So I would
expect current libgd versions can generate GIF as well as PNG again.

I'll check if I can easily replace the embedded code copy with any of
the  libgd2* packages as dependency.

Cc to the security testing team, see

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