Subject: Re: ELF integration on a.out platforms
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthew Jacob <email@example.com>
Date: 02/09/1999 14:28:00
> > Is there any reason we can't simply increment the major version number
> > of every shared library? Any new programs that are compiled will find
> > the new (ELF) library, to match their own ELF formats (because the
> > compiler will have been changed at that point). I guess we'll need to
> > have an a.out ld.so and an ELF ld_elf.so, so that a.out
> > dynamically-linked binaries can still load the right ld.so.
> This is what Linux did (and FreeBSD, too, I think) and it caused no end
> of trouble.