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From: au...@dali.uni-paderborn.de (Aurel Balmosan)
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Subject: Using COFF-binaries on linux
Date: 4 Mar 1994 13:42:25 GMT
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Hello,
I want to run coff-binaries (from sco-unix) on my linux-system but the only answer
from linux is segmention fault. I have seen (on tsx-11.mit.edu in the file ls-lR)
that there are some ibcs2 and coff library which I could not get from any linux-ftp-
server. 
Where can I get this libraries and tools ?



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	Alexandru-Aurel Balmosan		au...@uni-paderborn.de
	University of Paderborn (Germany)

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From: longy...@netcom.com (Alfred Longyear)
Subject: Re: Using COFF-binaries on linux
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au...@dali.uni-paderborn.de (Aurel Balmosan) writes:

>Hello,
>I want to run coff-binaries (from sco-unix) on my linux-system but the only answer
>from linux is segmention fault. I have seen (on tsx-11.mit.edu in the file ls-lR)
>that there are some ibcs2 and coff library which I could not get from any linux-ftp-
>server. 
>Where can I get this libraries and tools ?

To run COFF binaries, you need only the COFF loader. To run iBCS programs, you
need the iBCS emulator. The iBCS emulator is being developed. If you wish
the development version of the code, then please join the developer's mail
list. Instructions for joining the mail list may be obtained by sending
an email message to "linux-activists-requ...@niksula.hut.fi" with the
text of "help".

The channel for iBCS is called IBCS2.

Being able to run COFF binaries is probably not going to get you very much
additional functionality. It is the iBCS compatability that you are truely
seeking. (I say this because just having the COFF loader is pretty
usless in itself. It is like having the ELF loader. Only when they are
taken in concert with the emulator do they become useful; at the present
time, of course.)