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Re: GLIBC 2.2 should work on MIPS-Linux

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Subject: Re: GLIBC 2.2 should work on MIPS-Linux
From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@oss.sgi.com>
Date: 21 Apr 2000 14:59:30 -0700
Cc: linux-mips@fnet.fr, linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu
In-reply-to: Andreas Jaeger's message of "21 Apr 2000 10:30:21 -0700"
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One more WARNING if you're going to use glibc 2.2:
As long as glibc 2.2 is not released the glibc developers
might make incompatible changes so that different snapshosts might not
be compatible to each other.

I will try to maintain compatibility with glibc 2.0.x - but not
between different glibc 2.2 snapshots.

But a problem is gcc:

gcc 2.96 might (the patch is not approved yet) even contain an
incompatible ABI change in gcc (see
<http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2000-04/msg00778.html>) and I don't
see a way to work around this for now.  Ok, this is only relevant if
you're passing va_lists around (for example if you use vprintf) but
all those programs and libraries might need to recompiled.:-(

Please remember this if you're using bleeding edge compilers and glibc
- and use them at your own risk.

Andreas
-- 
 Andreas Jaeger
  SuSE Labs aj@suse.de
   private aj@arthur.rhein-neckar.de
    currently: aj@oss.sgi.com

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