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From: (Eric Youngdale)
Subject: Request to people who make ELF distributions.
Date: 1995/05/26
Message-ID: <3q4m8b$>#1/1
X-Deja-AN: 103358824
approved: (Lars Wirzenius)
followup-to: comp.os.linux.development.system
organization: AIB Software Corporation
keywords: ELF, request, binaries, compatibility
newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce

	Now that we have finally arrived at the day when ELF can
be released to the public as the official object/executable file format
for linux, I would like to ask that people who make distributions
continue to carry the old a.out shared libraries
so that old binaries continue to run.  In theory everything should
eventually be recompiled for ELF, but there may be things (such
as commercial binaries) for which ELF binaries might not be immediately
available.  The main reason I make this request is that, we don't
want to annoy the vendors who have stuck their necks out on the
line to create linux versions of their applications.


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