Subject: Re: GNU config.guess and netbsd{aout,elf,}
To: Andrew Cagney <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/03/1999 06:47:30
On Fri, 3 Dec 1999, Andrew Cagney wrote:

> On a second, closely related matter, NetBSD currently fills in the
> vendor field for some targets:
>       echo m68k-cbm-netbsd${UNAME_RELEASE}
> 	echo m68k-atari-netbsd${UNAME_RELEASE}
> 	echo m68k-sun-netbsd${UNAME_RELEASE}
> 	echo m68k-apple-netbsd${UNAME_RELEASE}
>         echo powerpc-apple-netbsd${UNAME_RELEASE}
> 	echo m68k-hp-netbsd${UNAME_RELEASE}
> Should it be doing that.  Is there any reason why a mac68k binary won't
> run on an atari 68k?

In general, no, unless it access the hardware directly. A game, for
example, that needs /dev/audio to run won't work (for now) on mac68k
(but it may be able to use alternative code). In fact, in the NetBSD
distribution, many of the binary sets are simply links to a common
"m68k" directory.