Re: Dropping a.out support

Systemkennung Linux (
Fri, 2 May 1997 14:31:25 +0200 (MET DST)

> > Would not any serious commercial vendor have a new ELF release of
> > there product, more than 2 years after it has been introduced?
> obviously not. and even if they would do so, you can't assume that
> every user will upgrade to their newest release (probably paying again $$$)
> just to get ELF binaries because Linux no longer supports a.out...

I second Harald. I'm running a "distribution" that is 99% home brewn
on my Intel machine and still have a couple of old a.out execs on my
disk. For some of them I don't even have the source around anymore
and dropping a.out which to maintain is a simple task would bring
me into some minor trouble, too.