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Old 11-22-2007, 02:14 PM
Daniel Santos
 
Default Libc6 anf glibc. Whats the difference ?

I searched packages.debian.org and the description is similar. GNU C
library. Why are they different packages ?



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Old 11-22-2007, 02:21 PM
Ron Johnson
 
Default Libc6 anf glibc. Whats the difference ?

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On 11/22/07 09:14, Daniel Santos wrote:
> I searched packages.debian.org and the description is similar. GNU C

$ apt-cache show glibc
W: Unable to locate package glibc
E: No packages found


> library. Why are they different packages ?

libc6 *is* glibc, but is called libc6 because it came about as a
major revision to the glibc that was named libc5. Many (5-6) years ago.

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