Subject: Re: bin/12295: file(1) gives inconsistent results for ELF vs a.out.
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/27/2001 22:05:56
Todd Vierling wrote:
> 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.

Feel free to fix libtool whenever you like.

> 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).