Subject: Re: Compiling NetBSD with another compiler.
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/11/2007 21:45:17
On Thu, Oct 11, 2007 at 11:18:46PM +0300, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
> > generate a reference to a symbol other than 'foo'.
>  >> any why it is used in NetBSD?
> > For backwards compatibility.
> Do you mean that ALL/MOST programs/packages built for older NetBSD
> releases should work without recompilation with newer NetBSD versions
> and NetBSD releases are ALWAYS binary backward compatible with older
> releases?

Most do.

> Or at least there is such goal?

It is definitely a goal.

Programs built for other OS (eg linux) may also run, but that rather
depends on whether the required kernel compat code has been written.


David Laight: