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Re: [PATCH] Bug-compatibility with Sol*

On Sun, Dec 01, 2002 at 06:17:53PM -0800, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 01, 2002 at 11:58:37AM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 28, 2002 at 12:46:47PM -0800, David O'Brien wrote:
> > > On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 12:09:39PM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > > > How affected is glibc?  I.E. will using the new binutils break existing
> > > > SPARC GNU/Linux installations?
> > >
> > > This broke FreeBSD/sparc64 when I upgraded our 2.13 (2002-10-10) Binutils
> > > to 2.13 (2002-11-27).  Until we can modify our code to deal with this
> > > change, I'd like to back it out of the 2.13 branch for 2.13.2.
> >
> > No.  It was brought in because it fixes a critical bug on Solaris. It's
> > a behavior change, but it's to match Solaris and GNU/Linux has adapted;
> > for now either don't upgrade or fix your dynamic linker, please.
> May I commit this work around for 2.13.2?  It separates FreeBSD/sparc64
> from Solaris and Linux.  My guess is NetBSD/sparc64 also needs this, but
> I can't verify that.

No.  I'm strongly opposed to dropping in this sort of hack.  If you
need it, then work out whatever problems you have in maintaining local
patches to binutils; or just fix your dynamic loader on sparc64.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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