Re: Mixing libc6 and libc5-based libs
- To: Enrique Zanardi <email@example.com>
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Mixing libc6 and libc5-based libs
- From: David Engel <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 09:03:06 -0500
- Message-id: <19970909090306.16095@elo>
- In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.96.970909134409.1615A-100000@remoto>; from Enrique Zanardi on Tue, Sep 09, 1997 at 01:51:46PM +0100
- References: <19970805150150.41065@elo> <Pine.LNX.3.96.970909134409.1615A-100000@remoto>
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?
David Engel ODS Networks
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