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Re: Hurd and glibc

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Hurd and glibc
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 14:21:45 +0200
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On Mon, Oct 22, 2001 at 04:28:06PM -0700, Ian Duggan wrote:
> What is the relationship between the Hurd and glibc?

AFAIK, glibc was written by Roland for the Hurd from the ground up,
and later it was extended to cover Linux as well.

> By this I mean,
> which version of glibc is appropriate to use when working with the Hurd.
> Is the glibc source from Debian the proper one to use?

> It seems that awhile back, glibc used to be in the Hurd CVS,

It never was.

> How often are there Hurd specific changes to glibc,

See the changelog.

> and how long
> does it take them to make it back to the the Debian source version?

Ben updates the package to current CVS frequently, and I compile it for the
Hurd a bit less frequently.

> Is there a list of patches against glibc that need to be maintained for
> the Hurd to work properly?

There are none currently, and usually aren't.


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