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Incompatible ABI change? (was: Re: Assertion failed in rtld.c:1180: dl_main when compiling glibc-2.3.3)

[ Ulrich, you can safely ignore this message, it's not aimed at you. ]

On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 12:59:38PM +0200, Enrique Perez-Terron wrote:
> I downloaded glibc-2.3.3 and tried to compile it using the following
> commands:

Jakub replied:
glibc-2.3.3 is too old to handle randomized vDSOs.
[ See also]

It sounds like the changes since 2.3.3 aren't just bugfixes.
If things have changed that much since the last release,
maybe it's time to think about another release.

For those who just tuned in, Ulrich has this to say on the subject:
To summarize: IMO tarballs are the wrong form of distribution and
announcements are misleading since they "announce" a code base which by
itself is not the recommended one.
[People who don't want to use cvs will have to start] unless somebody volunteers to
create tarballs (which is a mistake but I won't stop anybody making it).

But other maintainers, like Roland McGrath, still think releases
are a good thing

So, how 'bout it?  Is the ability to handle randomized vDSOs
enough of an ABI change to warrant a new release?
- Dan

My technical stuff:
My politics: see for examples of why I'm for regime change

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