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Re: Archive purge?

On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 08:28:29PM +0200, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> > > I havent followed nor seen the discussion on ABI change. Could someone
> > > elaborate on that ?
> > 
> > It was some time ago -- from sjhill.  There weren't that many people commenting
> > on it at the time.
> > 
> > I've attached the latest message I can see on it -- I don't seem to have the
> > discussion anymore.
> > 
> > If we decided to go this route, we need the patches to gcc and libc, and
> > possibly the archive purge this thread is on.  As this is being done on
> > gcc-3.0, it may be a good idea to change the mips architectures to use that
> > as the default gcc at this point...
> Why does this break binary compatibily - From my understanding just
> the symbol order may change as the symbol order selection is different
> (Which gave problems with the insmod elf loader stuff)

Dynamic libraries have a header of one or the other -- and only one kind is
understood by ld.so (the new, or the old).

Ryan Murray, Debian Developer (rmurray@cyberhqz.com, rmurray@debian.org)
The opinions expressed here are my own.

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