[lfs-dev] Upcoming glibc

Douglas R. Reno renodr2002 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 09:38:21 PST 2016


On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 11:33 AM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just found out this morning that glibc-2.23 is to be released soon.
> Looking at https://sourceware.org/glibc/wiki/Release/2.23, it looks like
> most of their objectives for the release have been made.
>
> Right now I'm building a full LFS at -j1 for size and time statistics and
> have been planning to go through the release process today for 7.9-rc1.
>
> The question is whether we should wait for the latest glibc?  I'm not 100%
> comfortable about updating a critical package just before release. Waiting
> will certainly push back the stable release.
>
> There are some security bugs fixed in the latest version:
>
>    https://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2016-01/msg00535.html
>
> but they look pretty esoteric to me.
>
> Opinions?
>
>   -- Bruce
>
I believe that we should probably release anyway. Although there are some
security bugs fixed in the latest version, pushing back the release doesn't
seem right with such a critical package, since it will likely require more
testing, more suited to a development version.

Douglas R. Reno
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