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Re: The fate of libc5

   There is one very good reason to keep libc5:

Unfortunately, MATLAB is compiled against libc5, and the official
requirements in MathWorks(TM) site is :

Linux 2.0.34 kernel - Red Hat 4.2, 5.1 Debian 2.0
(as appears in: http://www.mathworks.com/products/matrix/linux.shtml).

The reason it matters how MATLAB was compiled for the end-user is
that when one write MEX-files, one has to use a compiler which...
uses libc5.

As someone who mainly uses MATLAB in work, it is a real reason
to keep libc5 compatability libraries, despite the headache it
probably causes.

	-- Ariel.  Hopefully one day MathWorks would upgrade ...

Ariel Tankus
Department of Computer Science
Tel-Aviv University

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