Re: libc5 policy decision
'Guy Maor wrote:'
>Philippe Troin <email@example.com> 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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