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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
> categories).

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
> released.

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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