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
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.