Re: GNU Libc 2.0.1 (Linuxthreads, Crypt), with existing a.out binaries

Ulrich Drepper (
10 Mar 1997 17:52:00 GMT

In article <> Neptho <> writes:

> My question remains, is glibc going to eventually support this old cryptic
> a.out format for executables for the few programs that need it, or is this
> cheap hack "The Only Viable Solution"?

No, glibc will never have a.out support, neither in the libc nor the
dynamic loader. Even for the old dynamic loader there was a separate
program which is used for a.out so I don#t really understand where you
problem is.

The ELF loaders are named[12] and the a.out loader is

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