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From: Ben Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 13:19:19 -0400 To: email@example.com Subject: The fate of libc5 Currently libc5 is only still supported under i386 and m68k (AFAICT). It hasn't been our primary libc since bo, which will be 3 releases out of date when potato releases. Isn't it time to get rid of this? Are there any compelling reasons to continue to have it around? I think most commercial, closed-source applications for Linux now use glibc anyway, so I don't see any reason at all to keep it around, except to compile all those old ip exploits from rootshell.com. I think we should move libc5 out of woody very soon. A lot of very old cruft and hacks (ldso) are still around because of this. If we can get rid of libc5, ldso will become obsoleted by libc6 2.2.x (since it contains a very good ldconfig and ldd, and ld-linux.so.1 wont be needed anymore). It also means that nss1 compat modules will not beed needed, this again reducing the amount of cruft/hacks in the default build. Anyone else agree, or can give a real reason why this shouldn't be the case? -- -----------=======-=-======-=========-----------=====------------=-=------ / Ben Collins -- ...on that fantastic voyage... -- Debian GNU/Linux \ ` firstname.lastname@example.org -- email@example.com -- firstname.lastname@example.org ' `---=========------=======-------------=-=-----=-===-======-------=--=---'
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 22:51:26 +0200 From: Thierry Laronde <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: 1th Debian Conference The 1th Debian Conference will be held in Bordeaux (France), on the campus of the ENSERB and University of Bordeaux I, from 4th to 8th of July 2001, during the second edition of the Libre Software Meeting. The 0th Conference was the alpha release, and was a success. The first one will be a finalized one. I, as the main organizer, and several Debian developers suggest that the next ones take place in other countries, on other continents, in order for the event to touch, all other the world, the maximum of public, and in order to spread the spirit of Libre software. So, during the First Debian Conference, I will hand on the torch to the future organizer, and France will hand on the torch to the next country welcoming the event. This is the birth of the Olympiades of Libre Software. -- Thierry LARONDE <email@example.com> membre de l'APRIL - http://www.april.org/ 10, rue du Bel Air, 74000 ANNECY / Tel.-Fax : 33.(0)126.96.36.199.61 /home du SDF (Site Debian Francophone) : http://www.polynum.com/debian/
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This issue of Debian Weekly News was edited by Joey Hess.