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Re: The fate of libc5

  I use libc5. Should I step forward and take over maintanance of it?
My goal in that case is to still have it in the dist., but as a binary
only package (+source ofcause), and I guess that nothing else should
mention it.


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From: Torsten Landschoff <torsten@debian.org>
Subject: Re: The fate of libc5
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2000 19:22:41 +0200

> Hi Marcus, 
> On Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 03:20:19PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> [...]
> I agree fully to your email. Just one comment though:
> > 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).
> 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.
> Comments?
> cu
>     Torsten
> PS: Thanks, Marcus, for your good work in maintaining libc5. 
> -- 
> Torsten Landschoff           Bluehorn@IRC               <torsten@debian.org>
>            Debian Developer and Quality Assurance Committee Member

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