Re: libc5 and libc6
> > You almost certainly can compile them
> OK. libc6 was one of the suspects when trying to compile lyx.
> ultimately I had to do a clean install (we hadn't found out about the
> hardware problems yet, either).
Note, BTW (just realise this) that if lynx has non-POSIX stuff in it
(forgetting to #include <errno.h> etc), you'll have to use minor
ajustments (and those are unrelated to xforms not being libx6).
But after that, it should compile fine.
And, currently all the xlib's are libc5, while many X packages
have already been recompiled for libc6 -- all of those packages appear
to work fine. So, I don't expect problems for you, but that certainly
isn't a guarantee.
> > You shouldn't use programmes that use xforms anyway, as it's non-free
> > software. This means a lot less freedom to you (you cannot recompile
> > xforms for libc6, for example).
> Lyx will be moved away from xforms, but it has more pressing matters.
Hey, that's good news -- I didn't know that yet. Last time I checked,
I remember them saying something that they will always continue to
use xforms, but if they intend to move away from xforms now, I might
start getting interested in Lyx.
joost witteveen, email@example.com
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