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Re: X and ELF/a.out

On Sun, 19 May 1996, Scott Barker wrote:

> I've noticed that, so far, I can virtually indiscriminately mix and match ELF
> and a.out on a partially updated debian system. I'm now wanting to upgrade
> X. Will I still be able to use a.out and ELF binaries under X?

Yes, as long as you install the xcompat package, which provides shared
a.out X11 libraries. This is assuming you'll be using a.out X11-based
programs. For a.out tty-based programs there's not need for xcompat.


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