libc changes and freebsd-4 compatible binaries

Martin P. Hellwig mhellwig at
Tue May 3 12:46:02 PDT 2005

talon at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Martin P. Hellwig <mhellwig at xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

To conclude; I can not agree that the tatement that you can run the same 
binaries on 98 as on XP is always true, in my case it is too much not 
true to be relevant.

Maybe, in my case (i don't use as many programs as you) i never had any
problem of this sort. Now with Linux were each year they consider a necessity
to change libc, everything causes problems immediately.
Well the FreeBSD libc changes where the first time in 4 years BSD'ing 
(at least that is what I know, could be worse/better), so I think it's 
pretty stable.
I'm also quit sure that the BSD guru's are likely to avoid to do such a 
mess every year.


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