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Re: Binary compatibility break understood ?

To: Ryan Murray <rmurray@debian.org>
Subject: Re: Binary compatibility break understood ?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 16:22:21 -0300
Cc: "Steven J. Hill" <sjhill@cotw.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20010510110847.A2799@cyberhqz.com>; from rmurray@debian.org on Thu, May 10, 2001 at 11:08:47AM -0700
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On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 11:08:47AM -0700, Ryan Murray wrote:

> So, in summary:
>       * all existing binaries do not need to be recompiled, and should
>         continue to work.  (shlibs included?)
>       * all new binaries should use the new formats.
> 
> To get the new targets working correctly:
>       * new binutils
>       * new gcc built with new binutils (does the 2.95.4 branch have the
>         changes, or only 3.0?)
>       * new libc built with new gcc
>       * rebuild gcc with the new libc
> 
> Am I missing anything?

The latter three steps are not necessary.

  Ralf

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