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The kernel and the C library as a single project

The kernel and the C library as a single project

Posted Dec 1, 2010 2:56 UTC (Wed) by vonbrand (guest, #4458)
In reply to: The kernel and the C library as a single project by cyd
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I remember libc5 as an a.out library (and rather non-portable, it was intimately tied to the Linux kernel; the GNU libc just didn't work on Linux, as it was meant to be built on Solaris and such), the move to libc6 was due mostly to migrating to ELF (and meant large scale changes to glibc to make it work with Linux). Yes, the switchover was a veritable mess.


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The kernel and the C library as a single project

Posted Dec 1, 2010 6:11 UTC (Wed) by jamesh (guest, #1159) [Link]

The a.out to ELF transition occurred at the upgrade from libc4 to libc5. We were already using ELF when moving to glibc.


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