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From: Ben Collins <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 13:19:19 -0400
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hasn't been our primary libc since bo, which will be 3 releases out of
date when potato releases.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

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 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

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
`  --  --  '

Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 22:51:26 +0200
From: Thierry Laronde <>
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 <>
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