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...
As someone who mainly uses MATLAB in work, it is a real reason
to keep libc5 compatability libraries, despite the headache it
-- Ariel. Hopefully one day MathWorks would upgrade ...
Department of Computer Science