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Re: Regarding the ULTRIX and OSF1 compats

> On Mar 15, 2019, at 2:31 PM, Michael Kronsteiner <alphamike%gmx.at@localhost> wrote:
> i have this discussion today aswell... considering 64/32bit machines.
> if you want ultrix, install ultrix. if you want osf1/dec unix/tru64
> install that. being able to run ummm.... nearly 20 year old binaries...
> well. if thats what you want be prepared for a ride. i never ran
> "foreign" binaries on a BSD. and i often compile myself even on more
> "user friendly" systems.

In the case of Ultrix, you don't even need the old system to run Ultrix binaries, because IIRC, they're all statically-linked.  There's already been one example of "ability to run commercial software for Ultrix" posted in this thread, and we should let that keep working (believe it or not, it actually works really well in the Ultrix case, as well as SunOS on SPARC, though you do need the system shared libraries and dynamic linker in that case).

-- thorpej

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