Subject: Re: src/gnu/usr.bin/egcs/common
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/17/1999 14:39:01
Jason Thorpe <> writes:

> It's certainly not worth breaking backwards compatbility over... you screw
> every shared library that *calls* libc, requiring their major numbers to
> be bumped, too.

Ahh yes, that's the reason we don't want to bump major versions.

However, NetBSD ships with:

	system libraries/binaries
	pkgsrc (binary packages)

Why can't we recompile them all?  We already do most of that, I

As for third-party libraries 1.4.1 -> 1.5, we're already screwed on
i386 since we move to ELF there.

So, if we are going to do this, it sounds like a damned good time to
do it.