libc changes and freebsd-4 compatible binaries

Rahul Siddharthan rsidd at
Tue May 3 10:22:32 PDT 2005

Ed <df at xxxxxx> wrote:
>On Tuesday 03 May 2005 15:35, Rahul Siddharthan wrote:
>> In an ideal world, all the BSDs should have been able to run
>> one another's binaries.
>Please, don't fall in the trap. BSD are complete operating systems, they
>aren't distributions of "BSD" like happens with distributions of "Linux".

They are all descendants of 386BSD that didn't want to keep binary
compatibility with one another (in fact they were hostile to one
another).  If they had, they'd be in a much stronger position today.


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