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Re: Who could be able to help SW vendors to support Debian?

On Tue, 2005-02-01 at 14:27 -0800, Marc Singer wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 11:01:25PM +0100, Francesco Paolo Lovergine wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 11:35:41AM -0800, Marc Singer wrote:
> > > I've been under the impression that the only machine-level
> > > incompatibilities are really kernel and driver issues and not issues
> > > with Debian per se.
> > > 
> > > Can you be a little more specific?
> > > 
> > 
> > Currently for instance Matlab 6.5+ cannot be installed without a little 
> > hack in the installer, that's due to a known bug (or feature ?) in our
> > sarge libc: it is not executable, like RH ones.
> I don't get the last part of that.  'it is not executable'?

I think you meant to ask, "Why would anyone want to execute the C

bmc@blackhole:~$ ls -l /lib/libc.so.6
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 13 2005-01-12 20:01 /lib/libc.so.6 ->
bmc@blackhole:~$ /lib/libc.so.6
-bash: /lib/libc.so.6: Permission denied
bmc@blackhole:~$ /lib/ld-linux.so.2 /lib/libc.so.6
GNU C Library stable release version 2.3.2, by Roland McGrath et al.
Copyright (C) 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.
There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
Compiled by GNU CC version 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-5).
Compiled on a Linux 2.6.0-test7 system on 2004-12-27.
Available extensions:
        GNU libio by Per Bothner
        crypt add-on version 2.1 by Michael Glad and others
        linuxthreads-0.10 by Xavier Leroy
        libthread_db work sponsored by Alpha Processor Inc
        NIS(YP)/NIS+ NSS modules 0.19 by Thorsten Kukuk
        software FPU emulation by Richard Henderson, Jakub Jelinek and
Report bugs using the `glibcbug' script to <bugs@gnu.org>.

This is UltraSparc/sid. Does that answer your question?

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