Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/share/man/man4
To: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy@NetBSD.org>
Date: 03/27/2004 12:06:55
[Note - Cc changed to tech-pkg instead of source-changes]
On March 27, 2004 10:07 am, matthew green wrote:
> Log Message:
> Document COMPAT_AOUT option.
> This closes PR misc/13819
> could this be fleshed out to include that COMPAT_AOUT is _NOT_ required
> to run a.out binaries and that doing so may have extremely undesirable
> effects. it is a deprecated interface that actually is harmful to system
> binaries. ie, "cd /usr" in an a.out shell ends up in "/emul/aout/usr".
> prior netbsd a.out platforms have better methods of acheiving this...
> COMPAT_AOUT would have been removed except for a couple of vocal
> objections... it may even be those objections are no longer strenuous
> enough infact :-)
No argument here. I was simply trying to close an ancient PR that no one
seemed to care about. I did sneak in the bit about it being ancient. If you
think that it should be fleshed out further why not just go ahead?
I also don't care if COMPAT_AOUT gets dropped altogether but I suspect that
verbiage changes will be the path of least resistance.
D'Arcy J.M. Cain <email@example.com>