less aggressive glibc rebuilds

Jacek Konieczny jajcus at jajcus.net
Thu Sep 6 10:59:18 CEST 2018

On 2018-09-06 10:50, glen wrote:
> could we make not so often glibc upgrades in th?
> at least keep builders glibc version low, so that built packages do not
> require the latest and bleeding glibc SONAME symbols? (unless there's
> actual benefit in that package for newer glibc)
> it's very disturbing that wanting to install some new package, i'm
> forced to upgrade whole system.

Why whole system? Glibc upgrades are backward compatible most of the
time. So it is just upgrading the package you want and glibc, not a big
issue. I cannot recall the last time glibc upgrade pulled anything more.

openssl upgrades are much more problematic.


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