On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 09:59:55AM +0200, Tom Appermont wrote:
> On Tue, May 08, 2001 at 09:43:13PM -0300, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > 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.
> What is the current status on this? The patches for the tools are already
> integrated in their cvs trees (right?). But I don't think everybody was
> happy with this in the end, aspecially the people wearing debian hats.
> Is anybody working on a solution, or are we waiting for the debian people
> to rebuild all the packages?
As the binary compatibility is not going to break we dont need to rebuild.
I wasnt really happy with the answer of ralf as it brought me nothing
nearer in the understanding of the whole issue. But asking 3 times
to get a fully explanation on where the problem is, what breaks,
and how to fix is enough.
I'll lean back, continue building .debs and wait for others to fix it.
Florian Lohoff email@example.com +49-5201-669912
Why is it called "common sense" when nobody seems to have any?