Subject: Re: i386 elf and libc
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/10/1999 14:00:22
>>>>> "Jason" == Jason Thorpe <> writes:
    Jason> On Thu, 09 Dec 1999 22:28:52 -0500 
    Jason>  Michael Richardson <> wrote:

    >> Is there any reason to have library version numbers the same across
    >> platforms? 

    Jason> Yes, consistency, easier release engineering, etc.

    >> It sure would have made life easier to live without COMPAT_AOUT if we
    >> had bumped the major versions on ELF stuff!!!

    Jason> Um...  Linux did the "major major bump" on their ELF transition, and as
    Jason> I recall, it caused no end of problems for some people.

  The problems were all caused because /bin and /sbin on Linux, including
/sbin/init are dynamically linked.

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