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Re: 5.1 vs. 6.0_BETA

In article <>,
Matthias Scheler  <> wrote:
>On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 04:21:06PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
>> > It doesn't matter IMHO whether it is expected or not. It is simply
>> > not acceptable. Backwards compatibility has always been and still
>> > is an important goal for NetBSD.
>> Sure. I think this has to be fixed before 6.0_BETA can be officially
>> announced.
>> Could bumping the major number of these libraries be an alternative
>> to exporting __cerror again ? What are the pros and cons of each
>> fix ?
>The cons against bumping the major is that it won't fix system
>that have already been upgrade to NetBSD 6.0_BETA. The user
>would have to manually install a "librt" from e.g NetBSD 5.1.2.

People who installed BETA know that they are not getting a fully
working product. Bumping the major on libc after almost too decades
just for that is...


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