Subject: Re: does the linux emulation need updating?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Marc Tooley <netbsdMLpostNO@SPAM.quake.ca>
Date: 05/21/2004 16:11:31
On Friday 14 May 2004 23:36, George Michaelson wrote:
> this note on the mozilla 1.4.2 release suggests that as people
> compile more code for linux, using newer compilers, they are going to
> expect libc versions we may not have. -java support for the browser
> is obviously attractive to i386 users.
There are a great many other binaries out there which are slowly moving
towards a lack of backwards compatibility with, for example, the
libstdc++ which is available in our SuSE emulation versus that
available in the most recent copies of Linux distributions.
So, not only Java and Mozilla and what-not, but other as well.
Note that I'm not complaining in the slightest about the current state
of our Linux emulation--I love NetBSD. I'm just documenting the
declining ability to emulate Linux bins. :)