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Re: glibc 2.1 and compatibility (Was: slink is gone, goals for potato?

At 13:25 +0100 1999-03-03, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
>Will we have at least a libc6-dev which can coexist with libc6.1-dev
>so I don't have to run two machines to make my packages?

That is impossible.

In hamm, there was two environments (-dev and -altdev) to develop for libc6 and >libc5. Why would it be impossible for potato? "I have no time to do it" is a >valid reason but "impossible" is not, unless you explain.

There is no soname difference, the GNU architecture is not different. It *is* impossible. Note by the way that there is no convincing me otherwise on going forward with glibc 2.1 in potato. You are just going to have to live with it.
Joel Klecker (aka Espy)                     <URL:http://web.espy.org/>
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