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- From: Charles Wilson <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 21:05:31 -0500
- Subject: forward incompatibility?
patch-2.5.8-3 requires the new symbol strerror_r, which is not provided
by cygwin-1.3.19; it was added in 1.3.20. Therefore, if you've updated
'patch' but not 'cygwin', you get a missing symbol popup.
I'm not complaining; this is not abnormal behavior. We guarantee
backward compatibility, not forward -- and this is a *forward*
compatibility issue. I just don't remember a warning in the
patch-2.5.8-3 announcement that upgrading patch *requires* upgrading cygwin.
Not that I check forward compatibility, every time I release a new
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