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Re: Debian AMD64 Port Ready

On Sat, Jun 12, 2004 at 12:08:44PM -0500, Chris Cheney wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 12, 2004 at 10:28:51AM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:

> > We've always tried very hard to keep our glibc compatible with the one
> > from other distributions.

> compatible with the LSB. Debian has never been more than trivially
> compatible with other dists since our regular libraries have never been
> in sync with the other dists. A lot of that has to do with the fact that
> we release every 2-3 years when other dists release every 6 months.

When people are using the LSB you'll frequently find that they'll
deliberately target older versions of libraries anyway.  With this sort
of software you're at times dealing with environments where people are
reluctant to upgrade their base distribution - even security fixes can
be an effort to deploy.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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