Subject: Re: i386 elf and libc
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/10/1999 20:14:59
On Fri, 10 Dec 1999 23:11:57 -0500 (EST)
der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> wrote:
> > 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.
They might use a new system call.. but that has nothing to do with the
interface they present to applications.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>