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?