Subject: Re: BSDi binaries
To: Grzegorz Wojtowicz <>
From: Klaus Klein <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/20/1997 22:09:18
> Is there any BSDi binary compatibility in -current ? 

Assuming you talk about NetBSD/i386: yes, given that your kernel
config file defines COMPAT_NOMID. However, you should keep in
mind that this work for statically linked binaries (i.e. Netscape)
only, unless you have the appropriate BSDI shared libraries.

> afaik NetBSD is BSDi derived  

No. For information regarding the roots of today's BSD implementations,
section 0.1 of the *BSD FAQ or the figure on page 6 in the 4.4BSD demon
book should be good starting points. (386BSD != BSD/386)

-- Klaus Klein <>