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Re: [tlug] Backward compatibility problem in RHEL5

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 8:31 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull <> wrote:
> Christian Horn writes:
>  > On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 12:41:15AM -0800, shikdar mohib yazdani wrote:
>  > > I have an application which was written for RedHat Enterprise
>  > > Linux 3 with gcc 3.2.3
>  >
>  > RedHat ships the package compat-gcc-34 with rhel5, install that and
>  > try to compile you app with that.
> Be aware that that kind of thing will only work for a few months, a
> couple years at most.  Fairly quickly various libraries are going to
> start assuming GCC 4 compatibility, and eventually you're be stuck
> with a system you can't upgrade.
> Ie, sooner or later you're going to have to fix the app.

If you still have the source code it may be helpful to you to take the
time to run the build process and see wherethe errors come from.  It
might be able to be made compatible.

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