> > It's also a pity that ELF objects generated on a 3.0 system won't
> > be usable on a 3.1 (or later, if things go as slow as they have been,
> > lately) system, since binutils 2.9.1 made a gratuitous change in
> > the object file layout. Too bad FreeBSD didn't go to 2.9.1 and skip
> > over the bad format entirely, but whatever.
> We shipped binutils 2.9.1 with 3.0-RELEASE. We upgraded not long before
> 3.0-RELEASE was due. The upgrade caused compatibility problems on
> alpha, but obviously wasn't noticed on i386.
Cool. At least FreeBSD-Native software won't have the same problem
that some Linux-Native software has had.
I had thought the decision was to delay the upgrade until after the 3.0
release. I'm glad I was wrong.
Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.
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