Subject: Re: 1.3.3 binaries don't work with 1.4 beta
To: Reinhold Huber <>
From: Simon Burge <simonb@NetBSD.ORG>
List: port-pmax
Date: 04/27/1999 20:14:25
Reinhold Huber wrote:

> Hello Simon, hello all,
> Thank you very much, Simon Burge, for the instant answer to my question.
> > First guess - can you install the compat13 package in
> > pkgsrc/emulators/compat13.  Failing that, you can try:
> > 
> > 	ln /usr/libexec/ld.elf_so /usr/libexec/
> The package didn't seem to apply specifically for pmax (mipsel was
> mentioned, and the pmax is a mipsel, but pmax wasn't). So I went with the
> 2nd hint and softlinked ld.elf_so to in /usr/libexec.

The secret with the package is it uses ${MACHINE_ARCH} and not
${MACHINE}.  On a pmax, ${MACHINE_ARCH} is "mipsel" and ${MACHINE}
is "pmax".

> > but there may be some libraries missing in /usr/lib
> > that your older programs might look for.
> This was the case; up to now, I copied and in
> /usr/lib from 1.3.3 boxes and linked them both to the lib*.so.4 shortcuts.
> Everything seems to work so far, but as the box is operated with serial
> console and via network, I didn't try the X server.

The mipsel part of compat13 should have the libraries you need.

Good to see your programs working again though!