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Re: Debian will move glibc-2.1?

On Mon, Nov 24, 1997 at 12:24:00PM +0000, Mark Baker wrote:
> > Yes, but you'll have to install glibc 2.1 so it is not used by default
> > when you compile something.
> I thought it was supposed to be compatible? If not we'll have to go through
> this whole thing again. Obviously it would be a good idea to test things
> compiled with 2.1 on a glibc 2.0 system before releasing them.

It will be backward compatible, but not forward compatible.
I.e. programs compiled with 2.0 will run with 2.1, but programs
compiled with 2.1 may not run with 2.0.  We won't have any problems as
long as the .shlibs file has the right version restrictions.

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