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Re: [SuSE Linux] glibc2.1 ? (wish list for 6.x :-)
- From: kukuk@xxxxxxx (Thorsten Kukuk)
- Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 14:17:18 +0200
- Message-id: <19990410141718.A3009@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, Apr 10, Jon Trygve Utne wrote:
> When will SuSE jump to glibc2.1? Seems like RH an Debian both are going
> for 2.1 now, and it'll be pretty difficult to port applications "the easy
> way" from Debian/RH to SuSE when all new versions of applications need
We have some big problems: StarOffice, Applixware, parts of Netscape, Insure++
and a lot of more commercial programs doesn't run with glibc 2.1, because
they use internal functions from glibc 2.0 or ever worser, from ld-linux.so.2.
This internal functions doesn't longer exist. glibc 2.1 doesn't export
them any longer (could be changed, if the internal interface of that function
hasn't changed), or the function does not longer exist (ld-linux.so.2 was
Don't know how Debian and RedHat plan to solve this. For one week, they
hadn't solved it.
> Another thing that SuSE have to upgrade soon is Sendmail. 8.8.8 is just
> too old, and it relays spam by default (as has been mentioned before on
> this list)! An alternative to sendmail would be Exim, which is very good.
SuSE Linux 6.1 has sendmail 8.9.3.
> Are there any plans to port dia >=0.40 to SuSE? It would be nice to have
> an application to draw UML diagrams under SuSE. I now use dia 0.20 from
> Debian under SuSE (newer versions require glibc2.1 ;-) ) and it's a good
I hope SuSE Linux 6.2 will work with glibc 2.1.
> I could also really need the new UNIX98 compliant ps (for my scripts)
> and a new version of mount (2.9i?) that can read Sun style automount
Do you mean procps 2.0 ? To many changes in the parameters.
SuSE Linux 6.1 has mount 2.9i.
> Well, what do you say, Lenz? Any hope for me?
SuSE has more people then only Lenz ;-)
Thorsten Kukuk <A HREF="http://www.suse.de/~kukuk/"><A HREF="http://www.suse.de/~kukuk/</A">http://www.suse.de/~kukuk/</A</A>> kukuk@xxxxxxx
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