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Re: Binary compatibility break understood ?

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: Binary compatibility break understood ?
From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@suse.de>
Date: 09 May 2001 15:18:12 +0200
Cc: "Steven J. Hill" <sjhill@cotw.com>, Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>, Tom Appermont <tea@sonycom.com>, Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1010509144913.2489C-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl> ("Maciej W. Rozycki"'s message of "Wed, 9 May 2001 15:07:59 +0200 (MET DST)")
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"Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl> writes:

> On Wed, 9 May 2001, Steven J. Hill wrote:
> 
> > --- glibc-2.2.3/sysdeps/mips/rtld-ldscript.in   Sat Jul 12 18:23:14 1997
> > +++ glibc-2.2.3-patched/sysdeps/mips/rtld-ldscript.in   Sun Apr 29 22:32:35 
> > 2001
> > @@ -1,4 +1,3 @@
> > -OUTPUT_FORMAT("@@rtld-oformat@@")
> >  OUTPUT_ARCH(@@rtld-arch@@)
> >  ENTRY(@@rtld-entry@@)
> >  SECTIONS
> 
>  I guess you want to remove rtld-oformat definitions from
> sysdeps/mips/mipsel/rtld-parms and sysdeps/mips/rtld-parms as well.  They
> become dead code after your change.
> 
>  Alternatively define rtld-oformat to elf(32|64)-trad(little|big)mips
> where appropriate and require a minimal version of binutils in
> sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/mips/configure.in.  The requirement should be
> forced anyway and I guess version 2.11.1 may be a good candidate once it's
> out.

Let's test features and not version numbers if possible.  We have HJ
Lu's binutils and the official binutils and we should be careful here
testing for versions.

Andreas
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