Subject: Re: Linux emulation
To: David Jones <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/14/1998 13:27:24
On Sat, 14 Feb 1998, David Jones wrote:

> This is probably a stupid question.
> In an attempt to get Netscape to run faster (I currently run it on a Sparc IPC),
> I downloaded the Linux version, with the intent of running it on 1.3/i386.

> > ./netscape
> ./netscape: Exec format error. Wrong Architecture.
> 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
> # Executable format options
> options         EXEC_ELF32      # 32-bit ELF executables (SVR4, Linux)

Last time I tried this, COMPAT_SVR4 and COMPAT_LINUX didn't work well
together. I think someone worked on it, but maybe not enough for you. :-(

Take care,