Re: Libc6 progress: 1997-11-23
In article <m0xZZuO-001NHbC@night>,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Braakman) writes:
> There were two steps back: something went wrong with sox, and now it
> depends on libc5 (>= 188.8.131.52).
That was due to a new maintainer; the previous one was a non-maintainer
release with libc6. The new maintainer appears to be running a very out of
I don't think it's sensible for developers to still be running libc5 systems
at this stage; if the only debian machine they have access to is a
production system that has to stay on bo, they should ask for an account on
a libc6 system.
> Alan Bain <email@example.com>:
> f2c-960717-0 (Old source format)
I might have a go at a non-maintainer upload of this. There's a few oddities
that make it not as easy as it should be but I don't see any major problems.
> Heiko Schlittermann <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
The huge list of packages by one author suggests that they are still libc5
because the maintainer either doesn't have access to a libc6 system, or
doesn't have time; they are unlikely to be particularly difficult to compile
for libc6, so are ideal targets for non-maintainer releases.
> Soenke Lange <email@example.com>:
This really needs an smail user to do it so they can test it.
> Johnie Ingram <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Stephen Early <email@example.com>:
> cdwrite-2.0-1(extra) (Old source format)
I might have a go at this one, but can't easily test it.
There aren't many old source format packages left, and we really do want to
get rid of them all for hamm; it's a slightly more difficult job than just
doing a lib6 compile, I'd say about an hours work or more, as you haev to
write the rules file more or less from scratch.
> James LewisMoss <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> xemacs20-20.2-4 (Mixed dependencies)
> xemacs19-19.16-1 (Mixed dependencies)
Wait until there's a proper libc6 version of libcompface first, rather than
the semi-working version we've got at the moment.
> dld-3.2.6 (Old source format)
This is for a.out support---are we going to drop it for hamm? If not, does
anyone have a suitable system to compile it on? (I think there's a binary
that needs to be compiled for libc6, but most of it is a library that
obviously has to be in a.out format)
> j1-7-7 (Old source format)
The licence looked a bit dubious to me; in any case, the package looks a bit
of a mess and I'm not sure it's worth the effort to sort it out.
> Emanuele Pucciarelli <email@example.com>:
Replaced by postgresql I think.
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