LSB1.1: /proc/cpuinfo

Joerg Schilling schilling at
Thu Jan 3 16:54:07 PST 2002

>From alan at Fri Jan  4 01:48:32 2002

>> This is wrong and you should know about it as we had more then one personal
>> discussion about exactly this fact. Not even a simple program that uses only
>> ctype.h will run correctly if you go <= glibc-2.1.

>Take an RH box with glibc 2.0.7. You'll note that while glibc had (and has!)
>plenty of bugs they were not biting the apps people were using (otherwise
>they wouldnt have been able to use glibc 2.0.7) and that release.

I received many "bug reports" for cdrecord about 2 years ago.

The reason was that "cdrecord dev=xxx ..." won't work because the bit mask 
definitions in ctype.h did change and for this reason, cdrecold by using 
getallargs would assume that dev= is not an option but a file type argument.

I had to send plenty of mails stating: don't use precompiled versions of 
cdrecord because Linux is not binary compatible to itself. You need to compile 
an application on the machine you like to run it :-(

As you see there _have_ been incompatible changes without a reason.

If you like to care Linux users starting from now this is a nice idea, however 
it was not done in former times.


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