[ Please don't Cc: public replies to me. ] Alex Yukhimets: > Debian is the effort of a large number of developers and primararily > *for* developers. I disagree. I think Debian is for anyone who wants a good Linux system, and who doesn't need much non-free software. > 4) It is preferable for everyone to have only one runtime library (either > libc5 or libc6). Having applications using both does eat up memory and > slow down system. Not enough to be worth much worry. It was somewhat noticeable during the switch from a.out to ELF, and then computers had much less physical memory. > (that's why we are having deadlines for converting > libc5 packages in hamm ) We're converting everything to libc6 because then we will have fewer problems and it will be easier to maintain packages. Supporting two major versions of libc is not a good thing, if the project needs to do it. > I hope you agree that situation is not acceptable. I don't agree that having both libc5 and libc6 run-time libraries in use at the same time is important enough to burden ourselves with duplicate packages. I don't mind if someone maintains separate libc5 packages, but it should not be the project. -- Please read <http://www.iki.fi/liw/mail-to-lasu.html> before mailing me. Please don't Cc: me when replying to my message on a mailing list.
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