Subject: Re: i386 elf and libc
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 12/10/1999 23:11:57
> From this perspective, the "newest" a.out libraries aren't
> "compatible" with "old" NetBSD. e.g. I can't really use libc.12.40
> instead of my libc.so.12.5 on an older version of NetBSD.
You can't? Then a minor number bump is insufficient; the major number
should have been changed.
What incompatability do you see? It should be fixed....
> The "features" in libc have changed, but the features of the kernel
> that libc uses have also changed. (e.g. new syscalls, etc)
That's what call versioning (__RENAME() and company) are all about.
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