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Re: libc5 policy decision

'Guy Maor wrote:'
>Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org> writes:
>> Now, the question is, should we rebuild all packages so that they 
>> link with 5.4.7, or will 5.2.18 be ok ?
>No, that isn't necessary.
>> And what is the list of packages which break under 5.4.7 ?
>netscape, octave, gnuplot.  I can most likely fix the last one.

We should fix octave, gnuplot before release (they are important).  We
should prominently state that netscape breaks but a workaround is
provided in /usr/doc/libc5/buggy-software.  But I'm feeling much better
about 5.4.7 and am testing it on my home system today ...

NOTE:  Red Hat 4.0 reportedly breaks Netscape too (same issue shared
libs).  I haven't been to Red Hat's errata page to see what workaround
they came up with.

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