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Re: Bug#260222: ITP: libmqueue -- POSIX message queues library for Linux

[Cc-ing d-devel and d-glibc to try to have full opinions]

On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 08:48:36PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > This library has been included in glibc 2.3.4 (04/08/2004 in changelog)
> > and will no more actively maintaind by upstream as a separate library.
> > I'd like to package libmqueue before sarge to allow sarge users use this
> > feature (also, Debian's 2.6 kernel come with CONFIG_POSIX_MQUEUE=y).
> > The topic has been breifly discussed on -glibc[1] but I'd like to also
> > hear -devel opinions on how much mess could the inclusion of such
> > library cause, since as soon as sarge is released a glibc upgrade will
> > happen and I'll have to maintain an almost dead library for sarge only.
> > If the inclusion into main is not worth the efffort I can still provide
> > the library through other means (eg: mentors.debian.net)
> I think it's a bad idea to have debian be different from any distro.
> Please patch it into Debian glibc or even better update Debian's glibc
> to a not-stoneage version.

well, I don't think upgrading glibc now is a great idea. I'll take a
look into trying to backport mqueue to glibc this weekend. Do glibc
maintainers would accept such a patch?


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