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Re: Bug#167292: ITP: libc12 -- NetBSD C library

GOTO Masanori wrote:
At Thu, 31 Oct 2002 15:54:34 -0700,
Joel Baker wrote:
* Package name: libc12
* Version: 1.6+debian.1
* Upstream Author: The NetBSD Foundation
* URL: http://www.netbsd.org/
* License: Varies per source file; see discussion on debian-legal

I recommend "netbsd-libc" or "netbsd-libc12".

There is already "libc6" (glibc). The name "libc12" is similar to
"libc5" or "libc6" which are GNU libc. It leads a bit confusion.  I
don't intend to prioritize GNU libc, because GNU libc does not use
their source package name as "libc", but "glibc".

When I was packaging FreeBSD's libc, I named it freebsd-libc4. Seemed reasonable to me.

Besides imagine if FreeBSD's libc or other BSD libc is ITP-ed.
Distinguishing their name apparently is a good idea, for example

Actually there is an open ITP for FreeBSD sources. It needs amendment now, though.

The freebsd-i386 port is now based on glibc 2.3, and the binary package is named libc1. (glibc upstream decided the soname should be 1.)

BTW, what does "12" of libc12 mean?

I believe it's from the soname of NetBSD's libc. The BSD's tend to use major numbers, and not bother with minor ones.


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