Subject: Re: emul/aout, compat/aout [was: Re: Upcoming releases]
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Christos Zoulas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/13/1999 00:21:06
In article <Pine.SOL.3.96.991112154511.13225Kemail@example.com>,
Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>On Fri, 12 Nov 1999, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>> On Nov 12, 2:44pm, email@example.com (Bill Studenmund) wrote:
>> -- Subject: re: emul/aout, compat/aout [was: Re: Upcoming releases]
>> I prefer the idea of a separate subtree, because it is easier to clean-up.
>> But it does not really matter.
>What's the concensus? Is there one? Prior art?
I don't know. I was thinking about separate trees to make it easier
for people who don't have enough disk space, and also to provide a
good set of libraries. [base + x] I don't care either way though.
>> I meant having two builds for a.out
>You mean an aout-still-native and an aout-after-elf versions? Hmmm.
>At least a given architecture would only support one at a time..
Right. I suppose that can be accomplished with ifdefs, or just enable the
aout search for everyone.
>One of the other reasons for stiring things up now is so that we can think
>about how upgrades will work with the next version, so we can do things
>like packages (closer to) right.