Re: Are applications for Linux platform specific?

Todd Larason (
Tue, 19 May 1998 20:36:58 -0700

On Tue, May 19, 1998 at 02:47:41PM +0200, David Woodhouse wrote:
> As I understand it, Unix98 compliant programs linked against glibc should run
> transparently on any operating system that glibc is present on, as long as the
> processor remains the same.

Unix98 is an interface standard, not a binary standard. You're confusing it
with 86open, which as the name implies is x86-specific. There are also
various ABIs, mostly companions to the SVID, and more or less obsolete.

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