Subject: Re: COMPAT_AOUT removal
To: Frank van der Linden <email@example.com>
From: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <tih@kpnQwest.no>
Date: 08/10/2000 09:55:00
Frank van der Linden <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I plan to remove COMPAT_AOUT in the following days.
Wonderful! I'm looking forward to getting rid of all the silliness
that happens when a.out binaries (especially editor- and shell-like
things) inspect directories and don't find what I expect there, like
for instance showing me a next-to-empty /usr.
The basic difference is this: hackers build things, crackers break them.
--Eric S. Raymond