Subject: Re: [HEADS-UP] COMPAT_LINUX32 imported
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
From: Nicolas Joly <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/23/2006 20:55:48
On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:02:52PM +0100, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> Hello
> I imported my work on COMPAT_LINUX32, which enable running i386 ELF
> Linux binaries on NetBSD/amd64.
> The work is not finished, but it is already able to run real life
> applications. Feedbacks are welcome.

This great ! I just tested it and got good starting results ... All
simple programs worked (even my own ones ;-)). I have problems with
more complex ones.

By example, pkgsrc/security/uvscan is crashing with `bus error' on
real job, but asking for version succeed :

njoly@lanfeust [~]> uvscan --version
Virus Scan for Linux v4.40.0
Copyright (c) 1992-2004 Networks Associates Technology Inc. All rights reserved.
(408) 988-3832  EVALUATION COPY - Sep 23 2004

Scan engine v4.4.00 for Linux.
Virus data file v4400 created Oct 20 2004
Scanning for 104507 viruses, trojans and variants.

njoly@lanfeust [~]> uvscan virus/werewolf.exe
This program is more than  16 months old. New viruses come out all the
time - we would suggest that you upgrade your copy.
zsh: bus error (core dumped)  uvscan virus/jotti/werewolf.exe

Thanks again for all your work.

Nicolas Joly

Biological Software and Databanks.
Institut Pasteur, Paris.