GNU C Library
The GNU C Library (glibc) is the standard system C library for the GNU system. It provides the system API for all programs written in C and C-compatible languages. And the runtime facilities of other programming languages use the C library to access the underlying operating system.
The GNU C Library implements much of the POSIX.1 functionality in the GNU system, using configurations i86-*-gnu. The current GNU/Hurd support requires out-of-tree patches that will eventually be incorporated into an official GNU C Library release.
It is one of the most important components of the GNU operating system and its variants GNU/Linux. It is used by almost all C programs and provides the most essential program interface.
DocumentationC Library reference manual available online from http://www.gnu.org/software/libc/manual/ and in printed form from https://order.fsf.org/#manuals or 1-617-542-5942
This is a GNU package:libc
released on 4 August 2016
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|LGPL||Kelly Hopkins||21 May 2010|
Leaders and contributors
|C Library Steering Committee||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git|
|Bug Tracking||VCS Repository Webview||http://sources.redhat.com/bugzilla/|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 4 August 2016.