Re: The fate of libc5
On Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 07:22:41PM +0200, Torsten Landschoff wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 03:20:19PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > Those are very good reasons to remove libc5 and -compat packages from woody.
> > We should however make an attempt at release time (woody+) and check if one
> > can still install the old libc5 packages from potato, so people who need
> > them can get them from archive.debian.org.
> If "we" say that we want to check if they still install that will probably
> fail since at time of woody release everybody will either have forgotten
> about this or will not care anymore (I probably will fall into both
Quite true, and the same does apply to me.
> In case we really want this to be done we should ask the persons who actually
> need libc5 for something to check that. Perhaps we should make a list of
> who needs libc5 and agrees to help and mail them just before woody is
They should probably do this on their own initiative. We dropped the notion
of release goals, otherwise it could go on the list of release goals for
woody. I hope that the people in question read your mail and make an
appropriate notice on their todo lists ;)
> PS: Thanks, Marcus, for your good work in maintaining libc5.
I have to forward them to the previous maintainer. I really only updated it
and fixed a couple of bugs.
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