binary compatibility 6.2 -> 6.3

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Nov 23 13:26:12 PST 2007

RW wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Nov 2007 06:21:17 -0500 (EST)
> Michael S <msherman77 at> wrote:
>> Good day all,
>> I am running 6.2 with patches, however my package_site
>> points to 6-stable. Upgrading binary packages gives
>> this message: Undefined symbol "__sbmaskrune".
>> >From the few results Google returned, I realized that
>> the packages in 6-stable are for the upcoming 6.3. I
>> thought that major branches were compatible. Am I
>> wrong?
> Yes, the compatibility works the other way around, packages built
> under 6.2 are supposed to work under  6.3/6-stable. 

That much is pretty much guaranteed, but we also support the other way 
around, in many cases.

In the present case, the problem was noticed the other day (by me ;) and 
fixed, so the next package upload will correct the problem.


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