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Re: libc changes and freebsd-4 compatible binaries

From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 11:50:04 +0200
Mail-followup-to: kernel@crater.dragonflybsd.org

On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 12:33:05PM +0300, Yury Tarasievich wrote:
> > > Can't the sources producing libc.so.4 be made to call the sources
> > > producing libc.so.5, or what?
> >
> > The problem is not creating it, the problem is that both are installed into
> > the same location.
> Aren't we talking about different things here? 

You can't simply mix two libc versions. If it would be an easy thing
to do, I would have kept binary compatibility. Some important internal
_visible_ structures changed. It's not a simple conditional compilation
issue or so. In fact, big parts of the code are not similiar at all.


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