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Re: Bug#811275: ITP: uclibc-ng -- uClibc-ng is an implementation of the standard C library that is much smaller than glibc, which makes it useful for embedded systems.


Quoting Thorsten Glaser (2016-01-18 21:16:16)
> On Mon, 18 Jan 2016, Waldemar Brodkorb wrote:
> > From a good friend I would expect some more positive feedback
> > for my hobby project ;)
> I said, it has its niche, but I doubt it has a place
> as a generic Debian package… libraries are generally
> only packaged when something uses them, and C libra‐
> ries are hard.

I'm not good with words so instead I'll quote one of Russ's latest messages:
[🔎] 871t9rlpwf.fsf@hope.eyrie.org">http://lists.debian.org/[🔎] 871t9rlpwf.fsf@hope.eyrie.org

Mirabilos, You are right that new ports are hard but the biggest influence on
others that uploading one more tiny package to Debian has is a small increase
in metadata when people apt-get update their system. Why won't you let Waldemar
try if his hobby project can work or not? In the worst case it can just stay in
unstable and only enter testing after it matured. For all the technical
complications you raised in your earlier messages Waldemar is already in good
hands, getting help by fellow bootstrappers in #debian-bootstrap and they are
in the process of setting up a rebootstrap [1] job for the new port.

Waldemar, please don't feel discouraged and lets try and see whether your plan
can fly :)

cheers, josch

[1] https://wiki.debian.org/HelmutGrohne/rebootstrap

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