Re: This thread is silly (Re: Dropping a.out support)

H. Peter Anvin (
3 May 1997 20:00:56 GMT

Followup to: <199705030802.BAA28391@stiefel.Stanford.EDU>
By author: "Paul H. Hargrove" <hargrove@sccm.Stanford.EDU>
In newsgroup:
> >
> > This is required only for *real old* a.out binaries (< libc 4.4.4 or so),
> > which have the libc path hardcoded.
> The a.out libraries such as libc and libm can be relocated to
> something like /usr/i486-linuxaout/lib. However the discussion was
> about Unless I am missing something must be in /lib.
> After all isn't it that searches for libc?

... except for *really old* a.out binaries, which predate /lib/ does have to be in /lib. libc is not an issue, really, since
the version numbers differ anyway.


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