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Re: aout-* packages

> > The kernel can still be compiled in a.out format.  The a.out
> > development tools aren't completely going away.  They just won't be
> > the default.  If you really want to compile 1.2.13 in ELF format, I
> > suggest you politely request Linus to update it one last time.
> As I remember, from trying to get a 1.3 kernel to compile with debian's
> gcc-elf, the Makefiles for the kernel don't seem to be set up in such a
> way as to make it easy to redefine and then propogate $(CC) -- which would
> seem necessary to use 'gcc -b i486-linuxaout'. 

Actually, it's pretty easy, at least for us.  Since we have completely
separate a.out tools, all we need to do is put /usr/i486-linuxaout/bin
before /usr/bin in our PATH and compile away.

David Engel                        Optical Data Systems, Inc.
david@ods.com                      1101 E. Arapaho Road
(214) 234-6400                     Richardson, TX  75081

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