Mixing and matching ELF and a.out
I've just installed 0.93R6, and it appears that everything is in
a.out format. Is this correct?
I've downloaded some packages from non-free, like ncftp, seyon, and
xv. These, however, are in ELF format. E.g.
[wohler@gbr:561]% file xv
xv: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1
But, it doesn't run:
xv: can't load library 'libX11.so.6'
[wohler@gbr:563]% ldd xv
libX11.so.6 => not found
libm.so.5 => not found
libc.so.5 => not found
I thought I just read that installing libc.so.5 was a nightmare. Is
this going to open a whole can of worms if I start installing these
packages (on my 0.93R6 system)? Is there an easy way to get these
ELF non-free packages running? Alternatively, are there a.out
versions of these packages available?
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