Good point David. That is all your point are good. But stopping libc5
work means we have to convert all packages before the next release. IMO
this should even hold for non-free or contrib packages. I doubt we are
able to do that, so I prefer to have a libc5 version that is as
compatible with libc6 as it gets.
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> From: David Engel[SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Freitag, 5. Dezember 1997 20:53
> To: Michael Meskes
> Subject: Re: libc5
> On Fri, Dec 05, 1997 at 07:01:01PM +0100, Michael Meskes wrote:
> > I think David Engel is working on an interim libc6 release. But it
> > there are quite a lot of packages to be worked on.
> > Michael
> > > ----------
> > > Von: firstname.lastname@example.org[SMTP:email@example.com]
> > > Gesendet: Donnerstag, 4. Dezember 1997 16:49
> > > An: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Betreff: Re: libc5
> > >
> > > Michael Meskes wrote:
> > > > How come this packaged hasn't been updated for a while. Since
> > > Lu is
> > > > adding more and more libc6 compatibility changes I think it
> > > sense to
> > > > stay up-to-date with libc5, too.
> We are switching to libc6. I don't see any point in continuing work
> on libc5 except for security fixes. Even if the risk is small, what
> do we gain?
> > > I haven't heard anything from Helmut Geyer in months, except for a
> > > message on Sep 24 saying he was back. (Apparently he wasn't).
> I think it's safe to assume that Helmut is gone (from Debian). IMO,
> even if Helmut were to reappear today, he would have to re-establish
> his presence for quite some time beforing being trusted again with
> such important packages as libc.
> > > I think it is time to officially orphan his packages, so that they
> > > find new maintainers.
> > >
> > > As far as I can tell from the Packages files, this is his current
> > > of packages:
> > >
> > > Source glibc: (already taken over)
> > > libc6-pic, libc6, libc6-dbg, locales, libc6-dev, timezones,
> > > libc6-doc
> I am maintaining libc6* until a suitable replacement can be found.
> Any volunteers should contact me.
> > > Source procps:
> > > procps, libproc-dev, xproc
> > >
> > > Source libc:
> > > libc5-altdev, libc5, libc5-altdbg
> > >
> > > Source fortune-mod:
> > > fortune-mod, fortunes
> > >
> > > Package ghostview
> > > Package lacheck (needs conversion to libc6)
> > > Package chos
> > > Package auctex
> > > Package xxgdb
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