[Buildroot] [PATCH] glibc: bump version to 2.21

Vicente Olivert Riera Vincent.Riera at imgtec.com
Sun Feb 8 15:10:35 UTC 2015

Dear Yann,

thank you very much for your comments. I have sent a new patch series
and set the former patch as "changes requested".


On 08/02/15 15:40, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> Vicente, All,
> On 2015-02-08 15:22 +0100, Vicente Olivert Riera spake thusly:
>> when glibc-2.20 was added, it was done in the same way: adding 2.20,
>> removing 2.18 and setting 2.19 as default. All in the same patch, and
>> nobody complained. See:
>> http://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=f660cfd043b898c9b9eb5fc5ccc90335d6b334f5
>> Why should I do it in separate patches now?
> Hehe. :-)
> Well, the fact that a previous commit is not correct does not mean we
> can continue to commit incorrect changes.
> Q. Why do I suggest we do it in separate patches?
> A. Because they are *semantically* different changes. Doing semantically
>    unrelated changes means:
>     1) they are easier to review (granted, your patch is pretty simple),
>     2) each can be easily reverted in case we discover an issue later on,
>        without reverting the full change.
> Q. Why are those *semantically* separate changes?
> A. Because each is doing different things:
>     1) it is adding a new version,
>     2) it is changing a default,
>     3) it is removing a version.
> A review if also to give one's opinion about how things should be done.
> Different people may see "The Way" differently. ;-)
> That's why I said I would _prefer_ they be done in separate changes. Of
> course, others may disagree, and the maintainer will have the final say
> (i.e. accept your patch as-is if it suits him, or ask for it to be
> split).
> Regards,
> Yann E. MORIN.

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