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Re: Mixing libc6 and libc5-based libs

On Tue, Sep 09, 1997 at 01:51:46PM +0100, Enrique Zanardi wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Aug 1997, David Engel wrote:
> > Many people are releasing packages built with libc6 and the X
> > libraries from the xlib6 package.  I've warned people repeatedly that
> > this is a bad idea.  Programs built this way may appear to work now
> > but there could be subtle bugs waiting to popup.  There is also no
> > guarantee that these programs will work with future versions of libc6.
> > I double checked my fears this morning with Ulrich Drepper, the
> > upstream maintainer for libc6.  He agrees that mixing libc6 and
> > libc5-based X is a very bad idea.
> I guess the same is true for mixing libc6 and any other libc5-based library,
> isn't it?


> There are a few packages built with libc6 and libc5-based zlib1, 
> libc5-based libelf0, and others... 
> May I file bug reports for all that packages?

Go ahead.

David Engel                        ODS Networks
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