Re: libc6 policy in unstable
On 9 Jun 1997, Milan Zamazal wrote:
> >>>>> "GM" == Guy Maor <email@example.com> writes:
> GM: David Frey <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> :: Must all new programs goint into unstable be linked with libc6?
> GM: Since Debian 2.0 is meant to be a libc6 system, the answer is yes.
> Well, if I install libc6 now, wouldn't it break compilation of some
> programs? I'm dependent on my Debian machine, so I can't perform too
> hard experiments with it.
Yes, it breaks the compilation of a good number of programms, but most
fixes are more or less trivial.
I switched to glibc2/libc6/hamm over 6 weeks ago and so far my system is
running just fine.
If you really need to continue to compile libc5 dependent stuff, install
the alt-dev packages.
> And if I can't install libc6 safely enough now, does it mean I really
> shouldn't upload new versions of my packages?
No, if there is no other way, upload versions linked against libc5,
but you should really try to switch as soon as possible.
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