libc changes and freebsd-4 compatible binaries

Yury Tarasievich grog at
Tue May 3 03:19:41 PDT 2005

On 3 May 2005 12:50, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 12:33:05PM +0300, Yury Tarasievich wrote:
> > > > 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.
> >
> > 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.

So, as I see it, the bottom line is NO, after all.

Opera won't work (and this no mean thing), openoffice won't work (same), and 
existing collections of freebsd-4 packages become useless. Compile everything 
or die, eh? With all respect, but this is kicking people in the teeth, just 
like what IBM did in their OS/2 times.

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