Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 614287
More information is necessary in 3.1. Compatibility
Last modified: 2011-12-06 21:31:48 EST
Description of problem:
In the section 3.1. Compatibility, the list of core libraries
doesn't seem user-friendly.
* Can you specify if they are filenames, or RPM package name.
For example, at first glance, it's not clear if "libc" means only
libc.so.6 or glibc RPM package. If you specify the form (either
filename or RPM package name), you can define the range of core
* Can you write in the format of full name? Some library names are shortened.
For example, it seems that "libgtk-x11-2.0" or "libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0" are
better than just "libgtk", because you can identify a library file easily
* We need compat-* library information.
When running application from older RHEL version, we need some
compat-* libraries such as compat-glibc, compat-libstdc++, and so on.
Can you add description like this?
When you run RHEL 5 applications on RHEL 6, you might need:
When you run RHEL 4 applications on RHEL 6, you might need:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Developer Guide, published on http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6-Beta/ at June 2010
Revision 1.0 Thu Oct 08 2009
Hey. I re-did this based on the comments, added Package Names and added a RHEL 4 column. This draft is more coherent, I think. Please look at this and give more feedback.
Thanks for letting me know that, but I can't see the up-to-date version with this site.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I guess the latest is available only in Red Hat. Or should I access with another URL for the latest one?
Created attachment 452033 [details]
draft build of RHEL6 Developer Guide (as of October 27, 1010)
sorry about that. attached is a draft build of the document in PDF format. it should contain all the changes mentioned by Benjamin.
Hi Don and Benjamin,
I checked Developer Guides improved much and it covers my feedback, but can I ask one more thing?
This might be a technical question rather than feedback on the document. I found there is compat-glibc RPM in RHEL 6 DVD, but according to Table 3.2. Core Library Compatibility (ABI level is 2), you don't need compat-* library for glibc. They look like inconsistent with each other, so I'm a bit confused.
Can I confirm if we need compat-glibc for running applications built on RHEL 4/5?
Benjamin, could you answer Masahiro's question?
for now, i'm setting this bug as MODIFIED.
I think this compat package is just for nss changes but I'm not entirely sure and in any case don't have access to my usual RHEL 6 vm at the moment to look at the rpm. I'll add Jakub and maybe he can clarify.