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Re: The fate of libc5

On Tue, Jul 11, 2000 at 09:12:18PM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> 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).

Sounds cool to me.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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