Re: Can we upload binaries using libc6 to hamm yet?
David Engel <email@example.com> writes:
> However, I'm not convinced that we should also support
> libc5-based -dev packages with their files in old locations nor
> libc6-based -dev packages with their files in alternative locations.
It seems to me that it's little extra work to provide libc5-dev and
libc6alt-dev if you already intend to provide libc5alt-dev and
I think you underestimate the number in Thomas' situation. Many of us
do important, non-Debian, work on our machines and don't want to risk
breaking the ability to compile. I think many people will install a
libc6alt-dev package rather than libc6-dev and libc5alt-dev packages
simply to avoid the risk of the unknown.
As to user confusion? We can set the alt-dev packages priority to
extra and put prominent notices in the description that these packages
are only needed if you want to be able to compile for more than one
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