Re: Bug#15859: libc5 in stable is horribly broken (fwd)
"Scott K. Ellis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'm sick of trying to find a useful workaround for people who just
> want to install a few packages from hamm without upgrading the whole
There isn't one. I assumed you, as libc5-to-libc6 maintainer, knew
Yes, it is theoretically possible to make libc5/libc5-dev,
libc-6/libc6-altdev packages, all using the old utmp format (among
other things), but I don't see the point in doubling development
effort for the few people who want to straddle the fence. Either stay
on bo or upgrade to hamm.
I'll be making a bo-unstable distribution this weekend for anybody who
wants to upload libc5 versions of their packages. That'll hopefully
take away some of the impetus from this discussion.
> | libc5-5.4.33-3 | OK | OK | What we USED to have in bo
That was before we had a libc5 with libc6 format utmp. It's
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