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Re: request for Debian 2.0 features

On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Graham Pople wrote:

> In message <Pine.A32.3.93.980331140907.57088A-100000@dakota.gate.net>,
> Scott Ellis <storm@gate.net> writes
> >On Tue, 31 Mar 1998, pgarcia wrote:
> >
> >> Could someone please summarize the main changes in the upcoming Debian 2.0
> >> release?  Does it include the filesystem changes in FHS 2.0?  I noticed
> >> that on the ftp doc/package-developer/ directory, the old fsstnd-1.2 files
> >> are still there.
> >
> >The main feature of Debian 2.0 will be libc6 (aka glibc2).  We support
> >compilation for both the old libc5 and the new libc6, as well as all old
> >packages in a seamless manner.  We are still based on FSSTND 1.2, we plan
> >to move to FHS 2.0 in Debian 2.1
> >
> Does that mean that all the old packages will be updated to use libc6
> instead of libc6? I think they'll incompatible on my mahcine for some
> reason.

All of the programs in hamm will be linked to libc6.  libc5-linked
programs should still work without changes.  There are problems with some
older X programs being linked wierdly, but they can be patched by a script
that should be available in the lists archives (probably debian-devel).

Scott K. Ellis <storm@gate.net>                 http://www.gate.net/~storm/

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