Subject: An annoying failure I've seen a lot of.
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Dave Burgess <email@example.com>
Date: 08/26/1996 20:21:56
I am tired of trying to find this myself. If one of you could help, I'd
sure appreciate it.
Whenever I try to run an ELF or COFF binary, I get the following error:
./linux.x86: 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected
This one happens to be from the 'StarOffice' installation. A 'file' in
linux.x86 confirms the following:
inst-files/linux.x86: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1
This has happened with nearly every ELF binary I've ever tried to run.
I have compiled the pertinent pieces into the kernel:
options SYSVMSG # System V-like message queues
options SYSVSEM # System V-like semaphores
options SYSVSHM # System V-like memory sharing
#options SHMMAXPGS=1024 # 1024 pages is the default
options COMPAT_NOMID # compatibility with 386BSD, BSDI, NetBSD 0.8,
options COMPAT_09 # NetBSD 0.9,
options COMPAT_10 # NetBSD 1.0,
options COMPAT_11 # NetBSD 1.1,
options COMPAT_43 # and 4.3BSD
options TCP_COMPAT_42 # TCP bug compatibility with 4.2BSD
options COMPAT_SVR4 # binary compatibility with SVR4
options COMPAT_IBCS2 # binary compatibility with SCO and ISC
options COMPAT_LINUX # binary compatibility with Linux
options COMPAT_FREEBSD # binary compatibility with FreeBSD
What am I doing wrong?
Dave Burgess (The man of a thousand E-Mail addresses)
*bsd FAQ Maintainer / SysAdmin for the NetBSD system in my spare bedroom
"Just because something is stupid doesn't mean there isn't someone that
doesn't want to do it...."