Re: The fate of libc5
On Wed, Jul 12, 2000 at 09:08:05AM +0300, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
> Would it still be possible to build our libc5-based old libraries
> on a woody system (ie. can we still support the full libc5 runtime
> environment)? Most programs that still need libc5 need more than just
> the libc.
Speaking as a maintainer of two libc5-compat libraries, I'd rather remove
them than keep them. Their only use (at least as long as I've been the
maintainer for libtiff3 and xpm4.7) was that they made me learn more about
how to write more complex makefiles. :) I don't even know if they work
correctly, as nothing links to them in Debian, I don't have any local
programs linked to them, and no users have reported anything about them to
me, ever. The status quo is unnerving.
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