Problem roundup

Mike Hearn mike at
Tue Nov 23 08:04:42 CST 2004

On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 12:13:22 +0100, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
> No, that's only fixing a symptom. glibc simply doesn't support running
> on an older version than what it was compiled against; the problem is
> not limited to epoll, it can potentially happen with any symbol. The
> right way to build a package that runs on both old and new glibcs is
> to build it against the old one, anything else is asking for trouble.

... or bypassing glibc oddness entirely and using syscalls to work around
it, as we do in a few other places in the source. I think that was
discussed before and rejected though.

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