Ark Linux switches to eglibc

We’ve been thinking about switching libc implementations in Ark Linux for quite some time — the thing holding us back was primarily that a small distribution like ours should try hard not to break compatibility with the big guys, to keep non-free software running.

Now that Debian is switching to eglibc, nothing is holding us back, and the eglibc 2.10 package is currently making its way through the build system.

We would still be interested in seeing the performance difference if we built the entire OS on top of uClibc or even dietlibc — but there are more important things to do right now.


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