On Sat, Nov 9, 2019, 2:32 PM Florian Weimer <f...@deneb.enyo.de> wrote:

> * Andreas Enge:
> > Now, some musing, which motivated me to change the subject line into
> > a new thread: I am wondering how functional a system is that
> > contains only GNU packages? It will lack a graphical environment,
> > but with grub, hurd, glibc and all other low level projects and the
> > toolchain, emacs, it looks to me as if we still have a functional
> > system. Or am I missing something?
> Is glibc purely GNU?  It borrows code from a variety of sources and
> was not written completely from scratch.  (Although there are many
> parts which are unique to glibc, too.)
> What about GNU tar?  It started out as pdtar.

GCC shares a lot of libraries and components with other projects which are
not necessarily GNU.



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