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Re: The fate of libc5

On Wed, Jul 12, 2000 at 11:04:22AM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 11, 2000 at 11:07:30AM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> > Taking it out of woody does not make it unavailable. As with any obsoleted
> > programs/libs, the archive.debian.org repository keeps them around.
> It sounds like the ld.so changes would make woody incompatible with
> old libc5 packages, though, so it's not as simple as downloading
> the old packages and installing.

Actually, the ldd and ldconfig in glibc work with libc5 libraries, so
there would be no problem.

IMO, the better solution would be to merge ld-linux.so.1 from ldso into
libc5 source tarball, and build them together to provide a libc5 runtime
only .deb (IOW, no -dev package, and leave glibc to providing ldd and
ldconfig like it needs to).


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