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Re: glibc 2.0.94, Linux, chown/lchown and non-i386 architectures
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ulrich Drepper)
- Subject: Re: glibc 2.0.94, Linux, chown/lchown and non-i386 architectures
- From: Joel Klecker <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 07:26:33 -0700
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
- References: Joel Klecker's message of "Thu, 23 Jul 1998 20:53:00 -0700"<email@example.com>
At 22:56 -0700 1998-07-23, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
>Joel Klecker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Is there any objection to applying the included patch to get this into
>> powerpc as well?
>Some port maintainers object and I agree. I wouldn't have added the
>code for i386 if the stupiest Linux users wouldn't have Intel boxes
>and would create a storm of wrong bug reports. Note that no correct
>program can break because of this change.
It isn't program breakage, it's libc breakage that is the problem. If glibc
is compiled with for example, 2.1.109 kernel headers, it is impossible to
run that glibc with a kernel version that has the pre-2.1.8x chown/lchown
behavior (real examples: 2.0.32 and 2.1.24).
Joel "Espy" Klecker Debian GNU/Linux Developer <mailto:email@example.com>