Subject: Re: i386 elf and libc
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 12/10/1999 14:00:22
>>>>> "Jason" == Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Jason> On Thu, 09 Dec 1999 22:28:52 -0500
Jason> Michael Richardson <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Is there any reason to have library version numbers the same across
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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