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Re: SEUL: Yada Yada Yada
On Mon, 5 Jan 1998, Randy Heineke wrote:
> 7. RedHat 5.0 is based on beta glibc. I am somewhat amazed that RedHat
Yeah, this blows. On the other hand, the a.out -> ELF transition was
hardly smoother. The problem, of course, is that RedHat has specifically
made it difficult to use libc5 programs (they will admit to this) in order
to encourage a faster migration to libc6. Those of us running production
systems instead of hobbyist systems do not necesarily appreciate this
> worry about a trend where Linux is beta or nothing ruining the wonderful
> record of stability that Linux has established.
Blah. Everything in Linux is perpetually in beta. That's just the way
Linux works. :) Don't forget that libc4 and libc5 were also based off of
an earlier and even less mature version of glibc. But once people got a
little experience coping with them and everything gradually became based
off of the newer libc's, everything generally worked out (except for
gnumalloc stupidity :) ). I expect the same thing to happen with glibc.
I just hope we don't have to continue making these transitions every year
or every other year. :! It's like Windows going from 16bit to 32bit.
Except instead of every ten years we get to do it every year. Not fun.