glibc vs. eglibc

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Wed May 6 17:10:48 UTC 2009

On Wed, 06 May 2009 11:21:34 -0500
Patrick Goetz <pgoetz at> wrote:

> Taking a page from Redhat's "let's break it if we can" upgrade
> policy, Debian appears to be switching from glibc to eglibc:
> Of great concern is that this library is not guaranteed to be binary 
> compatible with glibc.  I'm all for progress, not so much of a fan of 
> pointless changes that lead to regressions and broken code.
> What are Canonical's plans for 9.10+?  Follow Debian into the abyss, 
> hoping for greener pastures in the Great Beyond?  Does anyone think 
> maybe it's time to provide some stability for the 
> corporate/institutional IT folks who have stuck their necks out to
> argue for open source solutions?

Having seen this: , it appears to
be an attempt to fix things. Apparently the maintainer of glibc is not
cooperative when things do break. Of course, all I am basing this on is
the blog entry I read.

Charlie Kravetz 
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