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* Jim Popovitch <yahoo@jimpop.com> [080217 21:46]:

> >    glibc                   Fix sunrpc memory leak
> Ahhh, glibc and libc6 are the same thing.  I forgot about that. 
> (why is that?)

Short explanation:
The Debian archive has source packages (which you as an enduser don't
see) which get compiled and become binary packages (the .deb files).  A
source package can compile several binary packages, e.g. the apache2
package creates different flavours of the apache web server, the vim
source package create different flavours of the vim editor, etc.

The source package glibc create beneath others the binary package libc6.
The announcement lists sourcepackages.

Yours sincerely,

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