From: Marcelo E. Magallon <marcelo.magallon@bi...> - 2003-01-12 19:39:37
On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 12:32:15AM +0100, Christophe Teyssier wrote:
> The source RPM may be compatible with RedHat 8.0, the binaries won't
> since RH 8.0 uses the newer glibc 2.3. They might be compatible with
> a RH 7.3 upgraded to KDE 3.
glibc is forwards compatible but not backwards compatible, that means,
binaries compiled with 2.x are compatible with runtime libraries 2.y
only where y >= x.
For C++ libraries the problem lies elsewhere.