[NTG-context] Linux binaries

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Mon Nov 28 11:36:50 CET 2005

Hans Hagen wrote:
> Duncan Hothersall wrote:
>> I just foolishly downloaded the 2005-11-16 linuxtex.zip minimal linux
>> distribution and copied it on top of my previous one, and I now discover
>> that the binaries are linked to a more recent version of glibc than I
>> have on my linux box. Eek.
> indeed annoying (and depressing); it also means that you cannot copy an 
> old tree to a new linux installation (this is what i found out 
> recently); on windows, one does not have this problem (since it carries 
> previous versions of libraries); i don't know how sensitive macosx is 
> for updates

It is precisely the same situation as Win98 refusing to run WinXP
binaries. (except it doesn't outright refuse that, it just makes
them crash unexpectedly and unexplainably)

But I grant that it is annoying ;-)


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