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Re: [vox] libc6



begin ME <dugan@passwall.com> 
> > begin ME <dugan@passwall.com>
> >> Doesn't Darwin offer gcc/g++ and associated libs?
> >>
> >> HURD?
> >
> > not sure about darwin.  to be honest, i'm not entirely sure what darwin
> > is.  i thought it had something to do with macos X.
> 
> Yep, based on *BSD, but Apple provides gcc/g++ and other gnu libs for it
> for users. I *think* Darwin is is sorta, kinda opensource version of the
> non-gui part of OS X. I dont know if they are on libc6 or not.
> 
> > as for hurd, i'd wager it uses the gnu c library.  :)
> 
> http://www.debianplanet.org/node.php?id=668
 
as TMBG says ... everything you know is wrong.  or was that wierd al?  i
can never remember.

i'm not sure i understand this.  sounds like GNU has an alternate glibc.
or perhaps they're working on a GNU libc 7.   the post was written
pretty vaguely.   but i think it implies that hurd is still using a
library considered "glibc" (just as GNU libc 5 was called glibc, i
think).

i think.

> >> Are you sure libc6 == glibc?
> >
> > pretty sure.   but i've been known to be wrong before.  :)
> 
> Yep, well, it appears they are referenced as being the same thing. All
> this time, I though libc6 was a later version of glibc. Google informed me
> that I was not correct on this assumption.

the only way i know is that when i first started using linux, for the
first year or two, everyone was laughing at slackware because it was
still using libc 5 when the world had been using libc 6 for quite
awhile...  the comments were pretty funny, actually.  :)

pete

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