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Re: forestalling GNU incompatibility - proposal for binary relative dynamic linking
On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 10:55:57PM +0100, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> With the same version of gcc, and glibc even - *without* the
> patches that SuSE supplies.
> Then it is SuSE's fault that they apply patches that make things
> incompatible. So go blame them instead.
I'm not 'blaming' anybody, just pointing out observations.
> If your argument is that building glibc isn't for the faint of
> heart and should be left to the experts, my question is why?
> Because it is a integral part of the system, it can break your system
> badly, it can make your system unbootable (due to a broken
> /lib/ld.so.1 or whatever), etc, etc.
Well of course, but my point is that's exactly why you should be
able to run two glibcs simultaneously on the same system.
Can I ask why this is such a hot-button issue?