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Re: stability of libc6-i686?

On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 15:33:34 -0700,
Monique Y. Herman wrote:
> Unstable has a new package available: libc6-i686.  Apparently
> libc6 optimized for the 686 architecture.  Now, this sounds
> attractive to me, but the package warns of commercial apps
> potentially blowing chunks.  IBM's jdk is specifically called
> out for this.
> Does it seem fairly safe to go ahead and install this?  If the
> problem is only with commercial apps, it shouldn't crash my
> system or anything, right?

To add to the question: Is it safe to build this (and still be
able to build third-party free or almost free software like
MPlayer or the DRI XF86 fork)?  I see a massive build-dependency
on something called linux-kernel-headers.

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