What's the difference between glibc and libc6?

libc is the C library; basically, it contains all of the system functions that most (if not all) programs need to run on Linux. It's similar to a combination of dos.library and exec.library on Amigas, but it also contains a lot of things that are in the C runtime library (like, for example, ixemul.library or the .lib files included with SAS/C and other compilers for AmigaOS).

libc6 and glibc are the same version of libc; officially, it's version 2 of the GNU C Library (but it's the sixth major version of the Linux C library). You can read more about glibc at the GNU C Library pages.

The major versions of libc for Linux/m68k are: