OpenBSD Journal

Sparc changed to ELF

Contributed by jose on from the whee! dept.

Andrew Pinski writes :
"Sparc's executable file format is changing from a.out to elf:,, and other cvs changes. "
This isn't terribly surprising, but it is welcome news. Hurray! Now I need to update my Sparc system :) I expect (but am not sure) that Sparc users will have to recompile everything to avoid segfaults (ports included), but I'm not sure. If that's the case, most people who track -current would probably do well with snapshots. Read Art's posting about it.

(Comments are closed)

  1. By Clueless Sysadmin () on

    For those of us who aren't codemonkeys, what does this mean?

  2. By Danno () on

    I seem to recall that ppc is already ELF, but what about i386? Any plans in the works for it?

  3. By Anonymous Coward () on

    but some fuck deleted my message.

    Beagle sodomy and chicken molesting is a serious issue!


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