Subject: how to determine if the os is elf or a.out while building pkg
To: None <>
From: John Refling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/28/2001 18:59:27
I have software which I'm packaging which wants to read its own symbol
tables and stuff, so there is a.out code and elf code to do this.  Is
there a pkg variable which I can test to determine this?

Also, where can I find out which ports and which versions thereof use
elf or a.out format?

Finally, how would we distribute binaries for such a beast?  An a.out
version and elf version for each architecture that ever had an a.out
or elf format?  Sounds problematic.

Is sparc 1.4.3 a.out and 1.5 elf?