Subject: Re: Upgrade from 1.5.x to -current on alpha
To: None <>
From: Michael Core <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/17/2002 01:39:23 (Dave Huang) wrote:

> On Sat, 17 Aug 2002, Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
> > what's correct about rewriting half of your _working_ system and then
> > realize that your build crashes?  (assuming that you did not tested
> > the same sources with different DESTDIR as xavier does and andreas
> > didn't)
> That might be dangerous, but I wouldn't call it incorrect. NetBSD is big
> on backwards compatibility; if things are working correctly (and they
> almost always are), there's no problem using new libraries with old
> binaries.

As you see this isn't true (any more). FYI, it won't work on i386 either.

> Andreas's build didn't really crash... installation of the new libc
> caused the crash, and even if you build to a separate DESTDIR and
> install from there, there's a window where your libraries and binaries
> aren't matched. 

$ ldd `which tar`
ldd: /usr/bin/tar: not dynamically linked

I guess there's a reason.