Subject: Switching to ELF
To: None <>
From: Paulo Alexandre Pinto Pires <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/05/1999 00:01:42
Hello, all.

Even though I don't understand enough of internals to know what makes
ELF better than a.out, recent UNIX-like OSes migration towards it
(besides development tools optimizations for ELF) makes me curious
about changing my NetBSD boxes to use it.

How safe, however, is it to switch a system which has already some
useful things installed, which would take a long time be be set up
again?  Is NetBSD's a.out to ELF transition less painful than
FreeBSD's and Linux's (especially this) were?