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Re: RedHat Compatibility

>>>>> "Matthias" == Matthias Klose <doko@cs.tu-berlin.de> writes:

    Matthias> Ben Collins writes:
    >> The fact is, we cannot run C++ applications compiled on RedHat
    >> 7.1. It is not a compatibility issue, it is an ABI issue with
    >> gcc-2.96. Unless someone wants to implement a complete RedHat
    >> environment, and use wrappers to execute the programs, it wont
    >> get done. That given, you are better off creating a chroot with
    >> rpm's unpacked into it, and using that to execute the programs,
    >> or just create the wrappers yourself if you don't want a
    >> chroot. Much easier than trying to maintain your own gcc-2.96
    >> under Debian, along with a seperate glibc compiled with it.

    Matthias> As Branden pointed out (glibc), Debian's policy
    Matthias> currently forbids to include packages, which aren't
    Matthias> released. 2.96 was never released, see

When you assert something about policy please give a citation?  I'm
not seeing this in a quick look.

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