Re: Stable means not-changing?
There is no conflict to use libc4/5/6 dynamic libraries, though you can
only have one libc-dev.
Bob Nielsen wrote:
> I guess this confuses me even more! Are libc4, libc5 and libc6 completely
> independent of each other, or are they versions of something which began
> as "libc". In either case, why would one want to compile for more than
> one at a time? I take it they are neither upward nor downward compatible.
> On Wed, 24 Sep 1997, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > On Tue, 23 Sep 1997, Bob Nielsen wrote:
> > > On Wed, 24 Sep 1997, Lawrence wrote:
> > >
> > > > nearly impossible to have both libc5 & libc6 version of the same package
> > > > unless everyone have 2 (1 libc5, 1 libc6) systems.
> > >
> > > Hmmm, I seem to have both libc4 and libc5 on my 1.3.1. dpkg -l libc*
> > > shows:
> > >
> > > ii libc4 4.6.27-15 The Linux C library version 4 (run-time libr
> > > ii libc5 5.4.33-3 The Linux C library version 5 (run-time libr
> > > ii libc5-dev 5.4.33-3 The Linux C library version 5 (development f
> > >
> > > Is this a problem? Should I remove libc4?
> > no, and not unless you have no need to run old libc4 programs.
> > if you want, you can even install libc6 and be able to run programs from
> > hamm too. there's a catch, though. to install libc6 at the moment you have
> > to follow the instructions in the upgrading libc5 to libc6 mini HOWTO which
> > is posted here once per week.
> > don't be put off by that catch, though....the procedure is painless and
> > straightforward. you just have to install upgraded versions of certain
> > packages in a certain order.
> > *Running* libc6 based stuff is no problem.
> > *Developing* for libc6 can be problematic if you want to compile stuff
> > for both libc5 and libc6 on the same machine - and even that isn't a big
> > deal...there's a documented, straight-forward procedure to follow.
> > craig
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