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    Re: Hurd-i386 gets new GLibc core (Score: 1)
    by macshit on Saturday, May 04 @ 06:32:28 BST
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    if I get this correct, the HURD has run all this time on (some hacked version of) libc5

    No, in fact you are quite incorrect — the hurd has been using glibc2 (aka `libc6′, which is a linuxism) from the moment it existed (long before most linux-based systems were).

    However, glibc2 has long had two stdio implementations, one based on libio, and one not. The hurd has always (until now I guess) used the non-libio stdio implementation.

    I think the title of this article is misleading, BTW — the switch is to a different stdio implementation within glibc2, and calling stdio the `core’ of glibc seems a bit wierd.

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    Re: Hurd-i386 gets new GLibc core (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, May 04 @ 17:27:04 BST

    The reason that there was a binary incompatability between libc5 and libc6 is that there was a switch from the a.out binary format to ELF. ELF binaries are layed out differently and have a different way to describe the symbols that they export so you can’t really link them with an a.out library and visa versa.

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