glibc update

Moritz Heiber moe at
Sun Nov 18 23:01:43 CET 2007

Hello dear community,

as of right now lunar is shipping the latest available glibc with its
moonbase. It tooks some time, yet .. we managed to make it count. From
now, glibc comes along with a new language choser which gives you the
opportunity to chose from all currently supported languages including
UTF-8 based locales (which has been missing from lunar ever since).

Along with it we're rolling out updates to several key core components
like binutils, udev and hal .. some of them are being patched to work
with the latest glibc. Others had to have the newer glibc in place in
order to work correctly.

Also coming along is a brand-new kernel-headers-2.6 module shipping the
latest headers from 2.6.23. It comes in both flavours, x86 and x86_64.

This update also marks the end of the linux-2.4 kernels in moonbase.
The newer glibc does not work with the old 2.4.x based kernel series.
In the end you're not going to get around migrating to 2.6.x .. but its
going to buy you some time.

All updates have been tested back and forth .. yet, I'm pretty sure
there are bugs going to pop up here and there. Please make use of our
bugtracker [1] if you think you encoutered one.

All in all this has been a great team effort and I'd like to thank each
and every member of our team for putting his/her spare time into it.

Thank you and have fun with the new glibc!


For the Lunar Linux Development Team, Moritz 'Moe' Heiber

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