Subject: kern/15056: binary compatibility lost between 1.5.1 and 1.5ZA
To: None <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/26/2001 15:34:12
>Number:         15056
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       binary compatibility lost between 1.5.1 and 1.5ZA
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Dec 26 14:34:00 PST 2001
>Originator:     Tim Rightnour
>Release:        NetBSD 1.5.1
System: NetBSD polaris 1.5ZA NetBSD 1.5ZA (POLARIS) #0: Mon Dec 24 18:00:26 MST 2001 root@polaris:/usr/src/cvs/syssrc/sys/arch/i386/compile/POLARIS i386

There is a lack of binary backwards compatibility of some form in the 1.5ZA
kernel.  A mozilla binary which works perfectly fine under 1.5.1, no longer
functions when only the kernel is upgraded to 1.5ZA. (connection refused
when attempting to contact any site)

Yes, I know there is a mozilla patch for this, and the new mozilla supposedly
fixes it, but only when built under -current.  The problem I am describing here
is that something that worked under 1.5.1, no longer works in -current.
install 1.5.1 and mozilla.  upgrade kernel, attempt to use mozilla.