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Re: Glibc 2.2 and potato

At one time (close to a year ago) I recompiled glibc 2.0 for Slink,
against 2.2.12 with USB backport if I remember. I had something that
needed the USB headers for some reason.

On Sun, 19 Nov 2000, Michael Meding wrote:

> Hi Colin,
> Colin Watson wrote:
> > 
> > Michael@Meding.net wrote:
> > >curious as I am I was wondering if it would be possible to fetch glibc
> > >2.2. from woody and do a apt-get source --compile and then an install
> > >on a potato system.
> > 
> > Why not just upgrade to the woody version of the libc6 package? Since it
> > doesn't depend on anything, that shouldn't be a problem, and it's likely
> > to fit into your system better (not to mention satisfy dependencies more
> > smoothly) than a self-compiled version.
> Thanks for your answer. But why should that fit better ? If I do a
> apt-get source --compile it should give me the *deb files and all
> dependencies should be met then ? Or do I think wrong here ?
> Self compiling, especially using the headers (how?) should give
> advantages, at least to what I ve heard. Also setting a little bit more
> agressive optimization flags should come out handy on duron/thunderbirds
> compared to the normal compile run wouldn't it ?
> Greetings
> Michael

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