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Re: glibc very old

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 10:05:14AM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> Is there a reason that Debian has such an old version of glibc, even in
> unstable?

> The current upstream version of glibc seems to be 2.16, whereas Debian
> has 2.13 (which is circa 2011-02).

The basic reasons are that 2.14 was a dud of an upstream release, and no one
found the time after 2.15 came out to get it into shape for all our ports
before the freeze.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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