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Re: [rfc] alpha-linux changing to 128-bit long double
- From: Falk Hueffner <falk dot hueffner at student dot uni-tuebingen dot de>
- To: Richard Henderson <rth at twiddle dot net>
- Cc: libc-alpha at sources dot redhat dot com, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org,debian-glibc at lists dot debian dot org
- Date: 09 Mar 2004 19:16:45 +0100
- Subject: Re: [rfc] alpha-linux changing to 128-bit long double
- References: <20040307055826.GA1244@twiddle.net>
Richard Henderson <email@example.com> writes:
> Because of that, I was thinking that perhaps it might be best to
> just increment the soname to libc.so.6.2.
> Cc'ed to debian-glibc, since they're the only currently viable alpha
> distribution that I'm aware of. I see yall are still using glibc
> 2.3.2. What are debian's plans here wrt the next release (if there's
> ever to be one)?
The last time we changed the libc soname was extremely painful,
because all libraries need recompiling, and we had to mangle the
package name to have dpkg handle this. I'm not convinced 128 bit long
doubles for one architecture are worth this trouble.
However, we plan to eventually improve dpkg to handle situations like
this since it's needed anyway e. g. for parallel installation of
x86-64 and i386 packages. Hopefully that would make this change
feasible. However that is very unlikely to happen for the next