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Re: Debian concordance

On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 12:54:08PM -0500, Ian Murdock wrote:
> Daniel Stone wrote:
> > libc6 added interfaces between 2.3.2 and 2.3.5 and made several other
> > major changes, so all packages built with .5 depend on .5 or above,
> > in case you use one of the new interfaces.
> > 
> > A binary built with 2.3.2 can run with .5, but a binary built with .5
> > can't necessarily run with .2.
> Then why not build your packages against 2.3.2? That would ensure
> maximum compatibility with Debian proper (which to most of the
> world is sarge, *not* sid, so don't answer that you're almost the
> same as sid).

Hoary (like sarge) is built against 2.3.2.

Breezy (like current sid) is built against 2.3.5.

> I don't begrudge your attempt to innovate, but I doubt your
> users consider a slightly newer libc innovation, particularly when
> it introduces problems like this.

Ironically, the problem in this case stems from sid innovating too fast
for Hoary, the latest stable Ubuntu release.  Ho hum.

> I strongly suspect they're
> more interested in your X.org and GNOME 2.10. Given
> that, a lot of this divergence seems pretty gratutious to me.

Yes, these are both very interesting to users.

Which 'divergence' do you mean when you reference that -- X.Org/GNOME
2.10, or glibc?


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