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Re: New glibc with NPTL in experimental

On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 11:21:21PM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> I've just placed a new glibc package for experimental in incoming. 
> libc6-i686 is new, so it may be a few days before it shows up in the
> archive.  These packages should be considered _extremely experimental_, as
> neither the NPTL libraries (requires 2.6.0; I don't think it will behave
> right if you have 2.6.0 on an i386; that's on the TODO list to fall back to
> LinuxThreads) nor the i686 optimized libraries (requires 2.4.18; will
> misbehave on non-cmov processors) have been well tested.  Do not build and
> upload packages against them.  Some intelligence, please :)

I gather NPTL is (yet-another) threading library in 2.6.0?

Do programs need to be modified / recompiled in anyway?

What are the benifits of one over the other?
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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