Solaris 8 Software Developer Supplement

Purpose of the appcert Utility

As new Solaris releases become available, some library interfaces might change their behavior or disappear entirely. Applications that rely on those interfaces would then stop functioning. The Solaris Application Binary Interface (ABI) defines runtime library interfaces that are safe and stable for application use. Applications that are written to conform with the Solaris ABI will remain stable under future releases of Solaris. The appcert utility is designed to help developers verify an application's compliance with the Solaris ABI.