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Thomas Koenig (
Fri, 2 May 1997 15:32:02 +0200 (MET DST)

Subject: Re: Dropping a.out support
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In ka.lists.linux.kernel, Peter Mutsaers <> wrote:

>Then don't upgrade your Linux system either. Keep it as is for your
>old apps.

So I'm supposed to leave all of the uncovered security holes in?
Or am I not supposed to install Redhat *.rpm, or Debian *.deb files?
What about new systems?

The alternative likely to cause the least trouble is to switch to
one of the free BSD variants instead of Linux, which will apparently
continue to support Linux a.out.

>It is the same with other Unix vendors too. Look at Sun: Solaris still
>runs many SunOS binaries, but not all.

Let's not copy other people's mistakes, shall we? I think there's
agreement that the switch from SunOS 4 to Solaris 2 was handled the
worst possible way by Sun.