hendry at iki.fi
Tue Apr 4 06:13:35 BST 2006
On 2006-04-04T11:48+0800 Jerome Gotangco wrote:
> Ubuntu is not *directly* binary compatible with Debian (Etch for this
> matter) - we've already passed upstream version freeze (UVF) and its
> possible some of the binaries have been renamed or compiled
> differently to suit Ubuntu's needs for the Dapper release - hence the
> impossible situation :)
Are there any resources to read up about this binary compatibility
problem? Dapper's gcc is Version: 4:4.0.3-1. My unstable box is Version:
4:4.0.3-2. I always assumed binary compatibility breaks with "big"
releases of gcc.
And hasn't Debian dealt with binary compatibility problems before? I
always thought that I could upgrade from say "woody" to unstable without
a clean install.
This thread has something:
Perhaps if I upgraded etch to unstable? Then switched to dapper?
Btw I still don't think this is a "user" question. I'm interested in the
dev/technical side of this problem.
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