cvs commit: src/lib/libc/locale utf8.c

John Baldwin jhb at
Fri Oct 26 08:45:18 PDT 2007

On Friday 26 October 2007 10:53:47 am David O'Brien wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 05:31:03PM -0400, Ken Smith wrote:
> > What we need to try and avoid unless *absolutely* *necessary* is the
> > part Scott quoted above - binaries compiled on 6.3-REL should work on
> > 6.2-REL unless there was a really big issue and the solution to that
> > issue required us to break that.  The reason is simple, people should be
> > able to continue running 6.2-REL "for a while" and still be able to
> > update their packages from packages-6-stable even after portmgr@ starts
> > using a 6.3-REL base for the builds
> This is news to me.
> I've never heard that we're that concerned with forward compatability
> even on a RELENG branch.  We do not break the ABI for backwards
> compatability - in that everything (including kernel modules) that ran on
> 6.2 must run on 6.3.

Agreed.  The solution to the shared /usr/local problem is to use the oldest 
version for /usr/local.  That has always been the case.  Forwards 
compatiblity (what you are asking for) is significantly harder to guarantee 
since accurately predicting the future isn't much a science.

John Baldwin

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