[lfs-dev] Upcoming glibc

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Feb 14 09:57:58 PST 2016

On 2/14/2016 11:33 AM, Bruce Dubbs 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

It's been a while for me. Initially, I'm also thinking to hold the glibc 
upgrade until after release, but want to know what the release cycle is 
like now days. Are we talking 1 week RCs?


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