Noob questions: ELF binaries, a.out, and xmkmf

Tobi Gschwendtner biertrinken at web.de
Tue Jul 6 20:46:57 PDT 2004


Archaic wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 06, 2004 at 08:03:42PM +0100, Gareth Westwood wrote:
> 
>>If everything is built to give ELF binaries I should be able to remove 
>>MISC and a.out support from the kernel shouldn't I?
> 
> 
> Absolutely. The change of you even seeing an a.out binary is remote.
> 
i've followed this thread and now i'm wondering if the files called 
a.out created by the gcc (used without the -o option) are ELF binaries ?
can i run them without the a.out support in the kernel ?
if yes why are they called a.out ?

tobi




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