Subject: Re: The next release??
To: Hirohito Higuchi <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/23/1999 22:13:06
On Sun, Aug 15, 1999 at 07:08:28PM +0900, Hirohito Higuchi wrote:
> Dear Sirs
>  Hello,everyone.
>  I am using NetBSD1.4-i386.
>  As you know,this is a.out based OS.
>  Well,I'm wondering when the elf based NetBSD is released.
>  I am so nervous about it,because it seems difficult to 
> make my NetBSD change to elf based from a.out based.

No, it's not difficult. There are instructions available around, and if
you follow them you shouldn't have problem.
I did so for i386 and sparc, and the only glitch I encountered was with tcsh's
completion (because of the way a.out compatibility works). Installing tcsh elf
package solved it. All my other a.out programs works perfectly fine.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.