Re: Cross-distro binary compatibilty (was multiarch/bi-arch..)
On Wed, 6 Jul 2005, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
1) We are not that compatible to begin with
In what way? We follow LSB and such.
Different "baseline" libraries, different _available_, _packaged_
libraries, different compiler versions, different directory structures
(for instance, important parts of etc), different apps performing
essential system functions (i.e. inetd/xinetd), and, just to make it
really fun, different package formats...
If you like, I can refer threads I've seen by vendors distributing
binaries (the video game guys maybe get the most sympathy here?) where
greivances are listed. Maybe you don't care (no problem), but I don't
think we should claim it (cross-distro binary compatibility) works.