Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] heads up: glibc-2.20 will require >=linux-2.6.32
Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:16:58
Message-Id: 1839476.CY3ocDWS18@vapier
1 upstream glibc has dropped support for older Linux kernels. your choices:
2 - upgrade your kernel
3 - switch to a different C library
4 - stick with glibc-2.19 for a while
6 be warned though there are no plans atm to backport things to glibc-2.19.
7 this includes security fixes, but more importantly as time moves on, making
8 newer gcc versions sanely compile glibc. we've kept older glibc versions
9 around to be nice, and on a part time basis for cross-compiling, but none of
10 those are given priority. i.e. fixes come as people feel like doing them.
12 certainly once glibc-2.20+ goes stable, there is no expectation let alone
13 requirement that packages in the tree be kept working with older glibc
14 versions. the maintenance cost there is unreasonable.
16 i guess if you're stuck on old crap, now would be a good time to start
17 preparing to unstick your crap. glibc-2.20 will most likely be in ~arch in
18 the next 6 months.
19 -mike


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