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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

At Mon, 26 Apr 2004 12:47:58 -0400,
Raul Miller wrote:
> > > As an aside... or as a possibly related issue, consider glibc -- here
> > > is a piece of software which is licensed as free (though RMS might say
> > > that the LGPL licensed components aren't as free as he'd like), but
> > > which in practice is still distributed in almost-binary form (you can't
> > > build current versions of glibc on linux without having extremely current
> > > binaries because the version skew is so great).  In essence, the preferred
> > > form for working with this software must include its binaries...
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 04:08:54PM +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> > Huh??? This procedure is called bootstrapping...
> Yes.  So?

This is much off topic issue of this thread, but, "So you can make
effort to build glibc for debian main distribution on another system
that is not driven by the current glibc".  Nowdays, we don't need to
do this kind of work which is sometimes executed for system

-- gotom

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