Re: Version bug in 2.0.29?
Fri, 14 Feb 1997 01:40:51 +0100

H. Peter Anvin:

:: #define UTS_RELEASE "2.0.29"

: A worse problem is that "make oldconfig" goes into an infinite loop
: over the sound stuff, at least in our configuration.

Well, you can have /bin/expr that is a symbolic link
either to the good old /bin/expr.old (and Linux 2.0.29 will
compile fine, but `make oldconfig' for 2.1.26 goes into an
infinite loop), or to the latest /bin/ (and Linux 2.1.26
will compile fine, but `make oldconfig' for 2.0.29 loops).

This means that we can no longer use the old syntax,
and cannot use the new syntax either for the sake of compatibility.


PS: Five years of progress:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root other 50196 Feb 11 23:41 /bin/*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root other 5148 Sep 5 1992 /bin/expr.old*