I apologise for bringing up things of the past, but I am researching and need your help. Back when I upgraded Bo to Hamm, it worked like a charm. Ever since then, I have heard the "Debian was the only one to handle the libc6 migration gracefully" many, many times. Now, after researching quite a bit, it seems that the transition was not so smooth after all. For instance, apparently X broke (which I didn't notice as I wasn't using it), and third-party non-Debian software didn't run anymore (due to -rpath pointing at the location where the libc6 files had replaced the libc5 ones). I imagine that if Hamm also provided updated X libraries, then the first problem was easily fixed whereas the second could be worked around with a hacked ld.so. So is it true to say that Debian handled the transition nicely? Also, along the same lines, I'd be interested to hear what about Debian and the policy made the transition possible. Right now, I have -rpath and SONAME-change-on-ABI-change noted, but both are really lessons we learned from the libc6 transition, not something that enabled it, right? Looking forward to your input! -- Please do not CC me when replying to lists; I read them! .''`. martin f. krafft <firstname.lastname@example.org> : :' : proud Debian developer, admin, and user `. `'` `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing a system Invalid/expired PGP subkeys? Use subkeys.pgp.net as keyserver!
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