On 2002-01-04 10:55, cRock wrote:
Riddle me this:
On a FreeBSD system when you upgrade to a newer kernel you also upgrade to new userland utilities. This would tend to make sense because kernel changes can effect userland binaries that access low level kernel functions. To make life easy, you just run make buildword and it builds the entire base system, viola.
On Linux, it seems like the kernel is usually the only thing that ever gets updated. Does Linus just require that no major changes can occur that effect userland binaries (with the exception of version changes like 2.2 to 2.4)? Is there some other method to what appears to be madness? Does this partially explain why Linux systems don't always display that famed stability?
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