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Re: toolchain/51238: ELF binaries don't carry ELFOSABI_NETBSD in their header
The following reply was made to PR toolchain/51238; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%bec.de@localhost>
Cc: toolchain-manager%netbsd.org@localhost, gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: toolchain/51238: ELF binaries don't carry ELFOSABI_NETBSD in
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 22:56:53 +0200
On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 03:40:00PM +0000, nolden%kde.org@localhost wrote:
> According to http://netbsd.gw.com/cgi-bin/man-cgi?elf+5 the
> ELFOSABI_NETBSD is defined but not used:
This is intentional.
> However, a lot of binary programs that inspect elf binaries use the
> header instead of inspecting PT_NOTE. Unfortunately, those programs
> will detect NetBSD binaries as UNIX binaries and depending on their
> logic will use some default value like Linux as the OS the binary is
> built for, such as Qt Creator.
That's a bug in the programs. There is no advantage to tagging with
ELFOSABI_NETBSD. AS such: "No bug here, works as intended"
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