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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: Binaries for 1.1
Date Wed, 03 Jul 1996 04:20:45 GMT
On Tue, 2 Jul 1996 wrote:
> > It appears that there are no calls to any of bzero(), bcopy(), or bcmp()
> > in the source code, though in conf.h there is
> We will only be providing binaries with the standard limited set of
> modules, right?  

Yes - only the default set as specified in an unmodified Configuration
file, no libraries linked in.

Sounds like we are safe with "solaris 2.x" binaries being built on 2.5.


> If you do a mod_auth_msql binary, then you will not be able to build it
> on a Solaris 2.5 box and have it work on Solaris 2.4 unless you build a
> special version of libmsql.a which doesn't use the BSD-style functions. 
> When you run configure for the mSQL compile under Solaris 2.5, it
> detects the BSD-style functions and uses these over the mem* functions. 
> The trick is to edit the msql config.h file and tell it not to use the
> BSD functions before building libmsql.a and then you will have a
> portable library. 
> Other external libraries may well have the same problem.  The easiest way
> to check is to simply 'nm' the .a file and grep for any of the b* functions.
> -Rasmus


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