Subject: Re: bin/12295: file(1) gives inconsistent results for ELF vs a.out.
To: Charlie Root <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/27/2001 16:48:00
On Tue, 27 Feb 2001, Charlie Root wrote:

: Fix the output.  However, one should note that libtool and parts of
: likely use file output for recognition of a.out vs ELF.

Libtool should not.  I have explicitly noted this no less than two dozen
times.  If it still is using file(1), it WILL be fixed. shouldn't, but it can actually become a bit smarter with improved
output from file(1).  For the NetBSD case, can also be fixed not
to use file(1).

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