Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 00:30 UTC
Linux A next-generation package manager called Nix provides a simple distribution-independent method for deploying a binary or source package on different flavours of Linux, including Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, Fedora, and Red Hat. Even better, Nix does not interfere with existing package managers. Unlike existing package managers, Nix allows different versions of software to live side by side, and permits sane rollbacks of software upgrades.
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chris_dk
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2005-07-12

"Different GCC versions
Different GCC compilation options

Please be more specific about how reasonably current GCC versions and options affect binary portability.

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Look at the autopackage page. They list all the problems related to binary compatibility.

Don't put your head in the sand.

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