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From: spule...@reading.ac.uk (Andrew Lewis)
Subject: SCO Binaries under Linux
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I've been seeing messages hinting at SCO binary compatability under Linux. Does
anyone have an idea when such will be implimented, as it will be VERY useful.

Andy

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In article <spulewis.761011872@reading> spule...@reading.ac.uk (Andrew Lewis) 
writes:
>I've been seeing messages hinting at SCO binary compatability under Linux. Does
>anyone have an idea when such will be implimented, as it will be VERY useful.

	If you join the IBCS2 channel, you can do it now, more or less.  People
are still working on some of the syscalls, but things are shaping up nicely.  I
do not know exactly which binaries run right now, since I work with SVr4/ELF
binaries.

	A runtime shared library is under development which can be compiled to
work with either COFF or ELF binaries.  A SVr4 compatible dynamic linker is
present in the ELF version, so that you can more or less drop SVr4 binaries
onto your system and run them.

	While the above may sound encouraging, I do not want to leave people
with the impression that everything works, and we are just sitting on it.
There are still bugs (undoubtably quite a few that we do not even know about
yet).  No specific promises as to when the ibcs2 module will appear in the
distribution kernel - not till after 1.0 in any case.

-Eric

-- 
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep.  But I have promises to keep,
And lines to code before I sleep, And lines to code before I sleep."

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