Downloading Source

Releases are available by source branch checkout and ftp tarball. For example, to download the 2.16 release, checkout the libc branch release/2.16/master, and similarly for all required add-ons including ports.


git clone git://
cd glibc
git checkout --track -b local_glibc-2.16 origin/release/2.16/master

Similarly for all required add-ons including ports.

To list the current set of branches use:

git branch -a

Releases and pre-releases are available via anonymous ftp at and its mirrors.

Git Repository

You can access the development source tree using git.

git clone git:// [gitweb]

To additionally fetch the contributed ports add-on:

git clone git:// [gitweb]

If you have any questions about the contributed ports add-on please send email to libc-ports. Please do not send mail to libc-alpha.