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GNU C Library
The GNU C Library (glibc) is one of the most important components of the GNU Hurd and most modern GNU/Linux distributions. It is used by almost all C programs and provides the most essential program interface.


C Library reference manual available online from and in printed form from or 1-617-542-5942

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Download version 2.19 (stable)
released on 7 February 2014

VCS Checkout co libc


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LGPLKelly Hopkins21 May 2010

Leaders and contributors

C Library Steering Committee Maintainer
Andreas Schwab Contributor
Miles Bader Contributor
Thomas Bushnell Contributor

Resources and communication

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Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking,Support E-mail
Developer E-mail
Help E-mail

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 February 2014.


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