libc changes and freebsd-4 compatible binaries

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Tue May 3 02:30:04 PDT 2005

On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 12:12:44PM +0300, Yury Tarasievich wrote:
> Well, if the "old" libc (that'd be can't read the "new" format, and 
> there'll be no "old" format, then the answer is NO, actually. Almost none of 
> the freebsd-4 binary packages will work, because of locale info being now 
> used everywhere.

That's not true, it just doesn't work for LC_* != C. Well, even that is
not entirely true, e.g. LC_COLLATE should still work.

> Can't the sources producing be made to call the sources producing 
>, or what?

The problem is not creating it, the problem is that both are installed into
the same location.


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