Noob questions: ELF binaries, a.out, and xmkmf
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Mon Jul 5 18:07:03 PDT 2004
> Matthew Burgess wrote:
>> It's the "Executable and Linking Format". From what I gather it was/is
>> an attempt at providing a binary format that is compatible across
>> unices. Their predecessor (at least as far as Linux is concerned) was
>> the 'a.out' format. Unless you really know what you're doing (and how
>> to do it!) you will always get (and want to get) ELF binaries.
So a statically linked bianary wouldn't be an ELF?
So ELF binaries are just what I have been using all along? Binaries
that are compiled with/against libraries
found on the system beyond the immediate source code?
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