Subject: Re: elf->a.out (was Re: How good is FreeBSD emulation?)
To: None <netbsd-help@NetBSD.ORG, port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Kent Polk <>
List: port-i386
Date: 09/22/2000 22:19:41
On 22 Sep 2000 13:10:00 -0500, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
>On 22 Sep 2000, Kent Polk wrote:
>> Speaking of 1.5 and ELF (headed the other way), is there a mechanism
>> to support 1.4.2 a.out libraries alongside ELF? In particular the


>Move the a.out shared libraries in /usr/lib to /emul/aout/usr/lib,
>/usr/pkg/lib to /emul/aout/usr/pkg/lib, etc. You should also get
>ldconfig from an a.out machine, and arrange to run it once on boot-up.
>(rc.d/ldconfig won't run if it see you're using ELF.) When you finally
>delete the package to update it, pkg_delete will complain about the
>missing file, but that's all.

Thanks Much for all the info provided in this thread. I'll see if
I can order a pizza with which to contemplate all of it. :^)