Subject: Re: ELF integration on a.out platforms
To: Chris Jones <email@example.com>
From: Christos Zoulas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/09/1999 14:11:02
On Feb 9, 11:54am, email@example.com (Chris Jones) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: ELF integration on a.out platforms
| I probably don't understand the issues here, but I'm sure somebody
| will correct my assumptions. :)
| Is there any reason we can't simply increment the major version number
| of every shared library? Any new programs that are compiled will find
| the new (ELF) library, to match their own ELF formats (because the
| compiler will have been changed at that point). I guess we'll need to
| have an a.out ld.so and an ELF ld_elf.so, so that a.out
| dynamically-linked binaries can still load the right ld.so.
1. Static and _pic libraries.
2. Versioning problems with ld.so.cache for a.out
3. Confusion in a.out configuration programs.