Bug#593361: glibc-doc-reference: The manual is obsolete (for version 2.8 whereas Debian has libc 2.11)
The manual is obsolete. It is said:
This is Edition 0.12, last updated 2007-10-27, of `The GNU C Library
Reference Manual', for Version 2.8 of the GNU C Library.
But the current libc version in Debian is 2.11.
For instance, for customizing printf, the manual says to use
register_printf_function, but this function is now deprecated.
BTW, that's strange that the package version doesn't reflect the
glibc version the manual has been written for. This is confusing.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO8859-1 (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages glibc-doc-reference depends on:
ii dpkg 188.8.131.52 Debian package management system
ii install-info 4.13a.dfsg.1-5 Manage installed documentation in
glibc-doc-reference recommends no packages.
glibc-doc-reference suggests no packages.
-- no debconf information