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GNU C Library version 2.5.1 release

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: GNU C Library version 2.5.1 release
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 19:40:28 -0700 (PDT)

Version 2.5.1 of the GNU C Library is now available for download at:

Please see and for mirror sites around the world.

This is a bug-fix release intended only for those using stable systems
already based on the version 2.5 release.  If you are building a new
system from scratch, please use version 2.6.1 instead.

The 2.5 and 2.5.1 releases of the GNU C Library are licensed under the
LGPL version 2.1, and GPL version 2.1 for the non-library programs
included, or any later version.  This means you are free to redistribute
this version under the terms of the LGPL version 3 or the GPL 3, as well
under as the version 2.1 terms of the 2.5 release.  We expect that the
next non-bug-fix release of the C Library will migrate to a newer LGPL version.

The following bugs are resolved with this release:

  2337, 2749, 3213, 3291, 3306, 3320, 3322, 3334, 3348, 3352, 3369, 3429,
  3451, 3458, 3559, 3632, 3664, 3673, 3674, 3747, 3842, 3851, 3855, 3884,
  3902, 3919, 3944, 3954, 3955, 3957, 3995, 4069, 4070, 4074, 4076, 4101,
  4102, 4130, 4131, 4181, 4342, 4344, 4364, 4368, 4381, 4405, 4406, 4411,
  4438, 4439, 4465, 4512, 4514, 4586, 4702, 4858

Visit <> for the details of each bug.

Be advised that updating the C library is no trivial task and it is very
easy to damage one's system.  Unless you are participating in the
development and maintenance of the C library, you should use a binary
distribution instead.  The code in this release has already been built
and tested by maintainers of binary distributions basing their systems
on it.  If you are not already using a system based on the version 2.5
ABI, then you may wreak havoc by attempting to install this version.

GCC version 4.1 or later is required to build version 2.5 of the C library.

The following files are available:

10ea72e2c4d56c6aa13dabb7c4f9b195  glibc-2.5.1.tar.bz2           (15M)
d12a3d883e32555bffa1e0a320e8946c  glibc-2.5.1.tar.gz            (20M)
8edaff79d5bd0af9f35678985b9b9368  glibc-2.5-2.5.1.diff.bz2      (379K)
9a15c9827feab726203d3186afb95077  glibc-2.5-2.5.1.diff.gz       (595K)
c9358e259a23e93aa5a0fc0478a34b60  glibc-libidn-2.5.1.tar.bz2    (100K)
51b46f055908a5f8e409c4200d828093  glibc-libidn-2.5.1.tar.gz     (124K)

The glibc-libidn files have not changed from the 2.5 version.
The glibc-ports files have not been updated for version 2.5.1.
If you are using a configuration supported by the use of
glibc-ports-2.5 files and want to upgrade to version 2.5.1,
please contact the developers at <address@hidden>.
This release like all others was made possible by the contributions of many
people, this time primarily Ulrich Drepper and Jakub Jelinek.

Roland McGrath for the GNU C Library Developers

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