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Re: Libc6 progress: 1997-11-03

Michael Meskes wrote:

> I'm sorry but this list doesn't seem to be up-to-date:

Oops, I meant to add a paragraph of explanation about this.

> dpkg -s xftp says:
> Package: xftp
> Status: install ok installed
> Installed-Size: 524
> Maintainer: Michael Meskes <meskes@debian.org>
> Source: moxftp
> Version: 2.2-3
> Depends: netstd, libc6, xlib6 (>= 3.2-0), xlib6g (>= 3.3-5)


xftp seems to depend on both the libc5-based and libc6-based versions
of the X libs.  One of Dirk Eddelbuettel's packages had the same
problem.  I don't know what caused it (probably a bug in the
dependency list rather than the actual binaries), but recompiling
seems to fix it.  I'd guess it was a problem with the shlibs file of
earlier xlib6 releases, or some interaction with fakeroot and xaw3d.
(I vaguely remember seeing shlibs-related fixes for the latter two).

I just checked my /var/lib/dpkg/available, and I see that the packages
xshogi, xemacs20, xfaces, and xgammon have the same problem.

> As for umsdos, there is no upstream version that's capable of linking
> against libc6. And this version doesn't easily compile (too much kernel
> dependant).

Is it a matter of time, or will there never be a libc6 umsdos?
I prefer to keep my list complete, but I can put a comment like
"Waiting for upstream release" next to it.

Richard Braakman

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