Subject: Re: pkg/20978: mail/deliver is not compatible with recent NetBSD libc
To: Ben Harris <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/07/2003 13:59:18
On Mon, 7 Apr 2003, Ben Harris wrote:

: >(See what I said about versioning the call because of the ABI change.  This
: >is about compatibiltiy with a precompiled executable, not compiling anew.)

:  Versioning the ABI is only sensible when an application compiled before a
: change would break after it, but would work if recompiled after the
: change.

The application in question autodetects the behavior of basename(3) at
compile time.  So before the change, it detects its desired behavior and
uses it; after the change, it detects that basename(3) doesn't fit and skips

-- Todd Vierling <>