Re: Dropping a.out support

Alan Cox (
Sat, 3 May 1997 16:41:39 +0100 (BST)

> Wrt the announcement of 1.9.2, which drops a.out support...
> I think it is of critical importance to continue a.out shared
> library support in SOME way.

Read the 1.9.2 documentation.

> If a.out support is discontinued in the next upgrade, we'll be

It isnt. Read the 1.9.2 documentation

> Dropping a.out support would also go a long way towards establishing

We arent dropping it read the 1.9.2 documentation

> IMHO, this would be the biggest backward step from establishing
> Linux for the general public. DON'T DO IT!

We aren't. Read the 1.9.2 documentation 1.9.2 does not go and eat your old a.out loader. You merely dont get
any of the new wild funky features with 1.9.2 for a.out. Heck we couldnt
drop a.out ever - Doom is a.out