Subject: What does "binary emulation" means?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Bruce Albrecht <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/28/1996 10:39:15
Kolbjxrn Barmen <email@example.com> wrote:
On Sat, 27 Jan 1996, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On NetBSD.amiga, you can use binaries for the following architectures (as long
> as they don't access any special hardware or drivers):
> - NetBSD/amiga, mac68k, atari and sun3. The hp300-port uses a different
> to remain binary compatible with HP-UX, and therefore won't work by default.
> - Sun3, SunOS 4.x
So I can run, say, Netscape for "UNIX: Sun OS 4.1.3" on my NetBSD amiga ?
No. The version of Netscape for "UNIX: Sun OS 4.1.3" is for a Sparc
4 (RISC based CPU), not a Sun3 (Motorola 680x0 based). If you could
convince Netscape to produce such a binary (assuming they could even
have Sun3 boxes), then we'd be able to run it on NetBSD.