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Re: Binary compatibility break understood ?

To: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Subject: Re: Binary compatibility break understood ?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 21:43:13 -0300
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20010508202518.A13476@paradigm.rfc822.org>; from flo@rfc822.org on Tue, May 08, 2001 at 08:25:18PM +0200
References: <20010505144708.A12575@paradigm.rfc822.org> <20010507163210.B2381@bacchus.dhis.org> <20010508202518.A13476@paradigm.rfc822.org>
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On Tue, May 08, 2001 at 08:25:18PM +0200, Florian Lohoff wrote:

> > > compatibility. I read the whole thread on linux-mips but i didnt get the 
> > > point
> > > why this has to happen - If we are repairing a real bug for it.
> > > 
> > > Could someone please elaborate on whats going on as i feel i missed ~200 
> > > mails
> > > discussion and i dont want to purge the whole debian archive until i know
> > > what for we actually drop the compatibility.
> > 
> > We don't.
> 
> Could you explain a bit more - I'd like to understand the whole issue.

The whole point was to switch from our IRIX ELF flavoured binaries to
standard ABI ELF.  These two variants are close but not identical which
for example made modutils missbehave.

  Ralf

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