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Re: NMU's for glibc 2.1.94

On Thu, Sep 28, 2000 at 08:16:31AM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 27, 2000 at 11:27:52AM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> > I am in the process of recompiling exim, apache, libsasl and openldap2
> > against the new glibc/libdb2.
> It sounds like the new glibc/libdb2 should not claim to be compatible
> with the previous versions...

You haven't been reading. There is NO db2 in glibc, nor db1 nor any db of
any kind and longer. This is the problem becuase hundreds of things are
compiled against it from 2.1.[0123]. Now, for 95% of packages, simply using
the libdb2 package without recompile is just fine.

However, somethings in glibc's OLD db libs were versioned symbols. Well,
libdb2 does not use symbol versioning, and thus it breaks. Most of the
symbols in glibc's old db libraries were not versioned. So not everything
needs to be recompiled.

I repeat, this is not a bug in the libc, it is a problem we have to deal
with because libdb2 is not compatible with the old glibc db libs we used
so much.


/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
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