On Thu 10 Sep 1998, Gorik De Samblanx wrote:
> This might be a frequently asked one, but what is the difference between
> libc6 and libc6.1 ?
libc6 never really existed on alpha, as far as I understand it.
Unfortunately, dependencies on it are sometimes hardcoded into
> Some packages (such as giflib3g used by Eterm) depend on libc6 but they do not
> recognize libc6.1 as a correct alternative.
Hmmm, according to the current Packages file, eterm depends on:
imlib1 (>=1.3), libc6.1, libjpegg6a, libpng2, libtiff3g,
xlib6g (>= 3.3-5), zlib1g
No giflib3 there... Note that giflib is in non-free, and no package in
the main debian distribution may depend (solely) on another package which
isn't also in the main dist. If there are such packages, that's a bug.
See http://www.debian.org/lintian/reports/depcheck.html .
> I tried to configure it with --force-depends, but that seems to be a bad
Should be OK, I think. Best would be to get giflib3 fixed (I'll have
a look this evening).
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- Re: libc6
- From: Thomas Behrndt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- From: Gorik De Samblanx <Gorik.DeSamblanx@cs.kuleuven.ac.be>