Subject: Re: i386 elf and libc
To: Michael Richardson <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/10/1999 08:54:59
On Thu, 09 Dec 1999 21:27:55 -0500 
 Michael Richardson <> wrote:

 >   Why didn't we bump libc version and remove all the renames' when 
 > we switched from aout to elf? Aren't the library formats different? 

What port switched from a.out to ELF?

 >   Or do I not understand something?

When you bump the libc major, you have to bump the major of every other
shlib that makes calls into libc.  It's a game we'd rather not play right
now, as we have better things to be doing at the moment.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>