Preparing for 6.3 Release

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Sat Jul 14 10:52:32 PDT 2007

On 7/14/07, Randy McMurchy <randy at> wrote:
> Dan Nicholson wrote these words on 07/14/07 10:34 CST:
> > I think most of the issues brought up in this thread have been
> > addressed. I'd like to see if glibc-2.5.1 will happen, but we can
> > certainly just use the latest branch_update patch.
> Just out of curiosity, why are we continually updating the Glibc
> patch?  After this branch_update 3 patch, Glibc probably isn't even
> close to a "stable" release any more. Doesn't this sort of go against
> a long-standing policy?

It's their stable branch which contains many backported bug fixes and
they're not producing any more releases. Is it better to use a known
buggy glibc-2.5? If glibc-2.5.1 was imminent, I'd say wait, but recent
history would suggest it's not likely.


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