Subject: Re: COMPAT_AOUT removal
To: Frank van der Linden <email@example.com>
From: Kazushi (Jam) Marukawa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/06/2000 18:45:01
Frank, could you tell us what will be happen if COMPAT_AOUT
is removed before you ask people whether they need it or
not? Because I didn't understand what it means.
I've used NetBSD about several years. Therefore, I have
many aout executables in my NetBSD box, and I'd like to use
them without re-compilation if it is possible. I knew the
unwanted side-effect. It confused me sometimes. However,
it's better than nothing, forcing of all recompilation.
In this message, I'm assuming removal of COMPAT_AOUT
forces recompilation of all aout files because I didn't
clearly understand what "COMPAT_AOUT removal" is. If this
is wrong, please let me know or let us explain. Thanks.
On the other hand, Charles said it breakes many programs. I
was wondering about this. Does this true? I though
COMPAT_AOUT affects only aout executables. Do any other
executables are broken by COMPAT_AOUT?
"Virtual" means never knowing where your next byte is coming from.