Re: compiling with libc5
Hi Rick -
I am *not* an expert on this, but I've asked about this stuff a little
The altdev packages are intended to coexist with libc6-dev, in the way
the regular libc5-dev packages cannot. So do keep that libc6-dev.
'Altgcc' is the compiler package intended to compile with libc5 under
that setup, and I think you'll probably need libdl1-altdev as well.
Those are the only altdevs in my list of packages from unstable.
I haven't tried this setup myself, since I haven't yet needed to; I just
went from using libc5-dev to using libc6-dev.
Until recently, the other way to go would have been to stick with
libc5-dev and not install libc6-dev. I did that until a gcc package
came out that only wanted lib6-dev, and I played along. I couldn't say
what .deb version that was, but if the 'altdev' setup doesn't work for
you, downgrading gcc might allow you to back out of the libc6-dev
environment and go back to libc5-dev, straight up.
Hope that's somewhat clear,
Ed Donovan email@example.com
>>>>> "Rick" == Rick Hawkins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Rick> I know we've gone to libc6, but I'm not quite clear on how to
Rick> compile with libc5 instead. I know I need libc5-altdev. Do I
Rick> need to remove libc6-dev, which also requires removal of
Rick> libg++272-dev? And do I need to install anything else?
Rick> I'm getting some strange errors compiling development versions
Rick> of lyx, and one of them suggested trying the older libraries.
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