Re: Bits from the RM
On Thu, 2003-08-21 at 09:52, GOTO Masanori wrote:
> My concern is (1) hppa build. If we can't get hppa glibc, we may need
> to drop it finally...
I don't think the hppa glibc is as inscrutable as all that. The main
problem seems to be that Carlos is the only person working on the bug,
and he is only able to devote a limited amount of time to it. If and
when we get to the point of hppa being the only outstanding glibc issue,
we will just have to lean on some of the other PA guys to get involved.
The main problem that is concerning me at the moment is the large number
of reports of binary incompatibility with older versions. It's all very
well to dismiss the difficulties with non-free software as somebody
else's problem, but the fact that so many of these issues are cropping
up all at once does suggest that glibc itself is doing something wrong.
However, in absence of a reliable way to reproduce the bug using only
free software, it is hard to see a way forwards. I will have a play
with that antique inn that seemed to be experiencing trouble, and see if
I can get a handle on it like that.