Subject: Re: ELF integration on a.out platforms
To: Chris Jones <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/09/1999 14:11:02
On Feb 9, 11:54am, (Chris Jones) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: ELF integration on a.out platforms

| I probably don't understand the issues here, but I'm sure somebody
| will correct my assumptions.  :)
| 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 and an ELF, so that a.out
| dynamically-linked binaries can still load the right

1. Static and _pic libraries.
2. Versioning problems with for a.out
3. Confusion in a.out configuration programs.