Subject: Re: stdio FILE extension
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/17/2001 01:36:39
[ On Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 21:16:16 (-0700), Jason R Thorpe wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: stdio FILE extension
> Note we are not the only system to note this problem/issue -- Solaris has
> had the same libc major number for ... a very long time, and uses a renaming
> scheme similar to the one we use in its libc.

Yes, but solaris is in an entirely different boat.  They've got many
more third-party applications to support, and a much stronger (marketing
driven) need to want their users to upgrade as quickly and easily as
possible, while at the same time being a vendor of primarily binary-only

NetBSD is not in that boat.

It's not really even in the same ocean!

(I'm still not even convinced that if Solaris were based on NetBSD it
would require jumping into the same boat!)

							Greg A. Woods

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