Debian Converting to GNU LIBC 6

July 10th, 1997

The Debian group is busy building Debian 2.0, its first distribution based on GNU LIBC 6 for all platforms, including the i386. LIBC 6 re-unites the Linux C library with the GNU C library used on other platforms, and improves compatibility of Linux with POSIX standards. The Debian 2.0 developmental snapshot is at (dead link), this is not yet a working system. If you would like to help with this development, please read the developer's manuals at

Debian 2.0 will continue to support the LIBC 5 applications that currently run under Debian 1.3 and other Linux distributions.