On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 12:42:47PM -0700, Julian Elischer wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 01:24:19PM -0400, Matthew Emmerton wrote:
> > > I thought it was part of the plan to drop all traces of a.out support in
> > > 5.x. Am I wrong?
> > We should be *very* careful to accurately describe what is being
> > suggested.
> > I believe it is that 5.x a.out binaries not be supported. However, 2.x
> > a.out binaries will be supported. This is different thatn "drop all
> > traces of a.out support".
> yes binary support will remain.. if you need to generate new ones (?)
> unpack a 2.2.6 system into a chroot tree (jail?) and make it there :-)
*sigh* This *still* isn't clear what is being suggested. (also seen in
other emails in this thread, just picked this one to repond to)
This is what BDE said:
Actually, I agree. Not having a clean break in FreeBSD-3 was very
expensive. Support for running aout binaries and compatibility cruft
to support old binaries should have been dropped too.
This is NOT a toolchain issue he is talking about, but a kernel one.
Please forget all about the toolchain issue. It is a non-issue. I and
kan are the only ones that it has inconvinced. Everyone else has been
able to totally ignore it. I'll probably do something about it next
_The_ issue is to understand exactly what is being discussed about
"compatibility cruft to support old binaries should have been dropped
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