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Re: New packages: abc2ps and abcmidi


On Thu, 28 Aug 1997, Anselm Lingnau wrote:

> It wasn't a whole lot of work; I'm saying `more or less' because I
> presume I will have to link them against libc6 before they can go into
> the Debian distribution. Is that correct? And are there any hints about
> how to set up the C environment so I can link just these two packages
> with the new library? I don't think I'm ready to upgrade to the new
> C library for `everything' just yet, and we will presumably want to
> compile our own stuff against libc5 for a while, to be safe (this is a
> shared machine).

Unfortunatly, shy of compiling your own libc6 kit, the only way to install
the libc6 development tools is to purge the current libc5-dev and other
- -dev packages from your system.  Then you need to use altgcc and the
various -altdev packages to continue to compile libc5 stuff.  It isn't
really that hard, just involves adding /usr/i486-linuxlibc5/bin to the
front of your path if you want to invoke the libc5 compiler (libc6 is
stable as far as I can tell, although there are some minor differences
that need to be accounted for).

To get started with libc6, read my libc5-libc6 Mini-HOWTO which I'll post
here and on debian-user again in just a few minutes.

- -- 
       Scott K. Ellis         |         Argue for your limitations, and
       storm@gate.net         |           sure enough, they're yours.
                              |                   -- Illusions

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