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- From: Ulrich Drepper <drepper at redhat dot com>
- To: libc-announce at sources dot redhat dot com, libc-alpha at sources dot redhat dot com, VGER gcc list <linux-gcc at vger dot kernel dot org>
- Date: 20 Jan 2002 22:43:42 -0800
- Subject: glibc 2.2.5
- Reply-to: drepper at redhat dot com (Ulrich Drepper)
I've uploaded the files
glibc-2.2.5.tar.bz2 (also .gz)
glibc-linuxthreads-2.2.5.tar.bz2 (also .gz)
glibc-2.2.4-2.2.5.diff.bz2 (also .gz)
glibc-2.2.5pre1-2.2.5.diff.bz2 (also .gz)
The files will shortly appear on
and all the mirrors (of both servers) world-wide. Please use mirrors
The user visible changes in this release include:
* Stephen Moshier implemented log2, log10, powl and cbrtl for the
128-bit long double format.
* Masahide Washizawa contributed iconv modules for IBM1132, IBM1133, IBM1160,
IBM1161, and IBM1162 charsets.
* Andreas Jaeger contributed a port to x86-64/Linux.
* Peter Bruin contributed a port to PowerPC/Hurd.
* libc functions using I/O streams now can handle wide-oriented streams
* optimizations in the dynamic linker. Binaries created by recent binutils
versions start up quicker due to reduced time spend on relocations.
* Support for use of gcc3 added by Jakub Jelinek and HJ Lu.
Despite this short list the changes are quite long and complicated.
The dynamic linker change as well as the gcc3 support are quite
complicated and potentially carry the risk of problems. But we don't
expect any problems and therefore upgrading to version is advised.
Installation is not easy and has the potential to ruin your system.
Therefore it is highly encouraged to use the packages provided by the
distribution maker once they become available.
The release has been tested and no big problems were reported. Only
on Alpha one of the tests (reldep6 in elf/) fails due to a bug in the
binutils. No solution exists for this at this point so just ignore
the problem for now.
If no dangerous problems are found this will be the last release in
the 2.2 series. Work on 2.3 is already on the way and all efforts are
concentrated on this.
As usual, I couldn't have done the work alone. The usual crowd is
responsible and deserves thanks:
Stephen L Moshier
plus many more who send reports and patches.
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