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Re: libc5 policy decision

> bruce@pixar.com (Bruce Perens) writes:
> > Here is the decision. Libc 5.4.7 will be used with the _OLD_ allocator
> > in 1.2 .
> > 
> > The _NEW_ allocator will be made available in a separate library
> Since the number of packages that don't work with the old allocator is
> very small, 2 confirmed so far, this doesn't really make sense.
> What would make sense is to build 5.4.7 with malloc-dl, and make the old
> malloc available as a separate library.

As maintainer of gnuplot and gs, I agree. I've already uploaded
a corrected version of gs, so there should be no problems there.

Unfortunately I cannot find the bug in gnuplot (I need you, Guy!),
but if it's only gnuplot, I can link gnuplot statically with
the old allocator, and the rest of us can completely forget about the old

joost witteveen
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