Subject: Re: MACHINE_ARCH vs. OBJ_ARCH
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 07/26/1998 13:23:21
On Sun, 26 Jul 1998 13:55:02 -0400 (EDT)
Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> OBJ_ARCH will be available through "sysctl -n hw.obj_arch" very similarly to
> "sysctl -n hw.machine_arch". It would probably be useful to make a uname
> option for it as well, i.e. "uname -o", just for user simplicity.
That's completely nuts!
Say I have a NetBSD/i386 system. I CAN BUILD i386 ELF BINARIES AND RUN THEM,
TODAY! So, what does my OBJ_ARCH say on a system today? Note our "native"
format is a.out!
OBJ_ARCH is the wrong thing.
Jason R. Thorpe email@example.com
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