Well this is unfortunate. I really don’t like the idea of having to build glibc from unstable source just to have whatpulse. This is my work machine and I don’t want to run the risk of breaking it by jacking with glibc.
Why did they choose to build with such new packages of glibc that only a small subset of distros use it? Is there a definite toolset they need that’s not in 2.12?
Unsure why the 2.14 was chosen; from what I’ve understood in other topics that smitmartijn replied to, it was mainly tested on current Ubuntu distros like 12.04LTS that carry the required libs by default.
As you more than sensibly point out; a small market is being served and longtime distro’s are being left out the WhatPulse-cycle at the moment. I don’t like cutting-edge libs like the Ubuntu-cycle but at the moment we’re not in luck