IRIX6 experience

Matthew C. Weigel weigel+ at
Sat May 27 13:25:47 EST 2000

On Fri, 26 May 2000, Lars Kellogg-Stedman wrote:

> > -o32 or -32, -n32, and -64.  o32 is probably the right one to use for
> > binaries distributed from an FTP site.
> I wasn't going to reply until tomorrow because I'm dead tired, but I
> wanted to nip this in the bud...*all* versions of Irix since 6.2, and
> possibly earlier, use n32 as the default ABI.

And some people still use pre-6.2 Irix.

>                                                o32 is deprecated and will
> cause all manner of breakage because any locally compiled shared libraries
> will probably be in n32 format.
> The entire ssh config process has problems on Irix because it tries to
> second guess the default library search path -- that is, it will
> explicitly look for libraries in /usr/lib that are in fact in
> /usr/lib32; I've seen folks with this problem post to the list in the
> past.
> The safest course of action is to not worry about specifying the
> ABI.  If a local installation has to support a deprecated binary format
> they will have set up the appropriate compiler defaults.

Ah, so no binary packages?

 Matthew Weigel
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