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Re: Binary compatibility break understood ?

To: Tom Appermont <tea@sonycom.com>
Subject: Re: Binary compatibility break understood ?
From: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 10:46:35 +0200
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20010509095955.A8392@sonycom.com>; from tea@sonycom.com on Wed, May 09, 2001 at 09:59:55AM +0200
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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.

Flo
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Florian Lohoff                  flo@rfc822.org             +49-5201-669912
     Why is it called "common sense" when nobody seems to have any?


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