Thomas Bader
Tue, 8 Feb 2000 20:51:05 +0100

On Tue, 08 Feb 2000, John Woodman wrote:


> Has anyone ever taken the source, compiled it, and compared the result with a
> compiled commercial version (say by running a checksum?)
It isn't worth to do this. If the distributor of the precompiled binary has used an other compiler[1] or/and an other OS then the two binaries willn't be equal in any case. Cheers, Thomas [1] Or a version different from your compiler version. -- Thomas Bader <>, Powered by LINUX 2.2 Infos und Tipps zu Linux, HOWTOs des DLHP <> ==> Einen Unixshellaccount (alles inkl.) gibts unter