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Re: DEC linux root file system uploaded

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Subject: Re: DEC linux root file system uploaded
From: Richard van den Berg <R.vandenBerg@inter.NL.net>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 06:31:26 +0100 (MET)
In-reply-to: <19990131022811.B5773@uni-koblenz.de>
On Sun, 31 Jan 1999 ralf@uni-koblenz.de wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 30, 1999 at 06:57:15PM +0100, Richard van den Berg wrote:
> 
> > That's because of lack of a.out support of binutils, and as far as I
> > understand will never happen in the official binutils. The solution for
> > this is described at
> > http://www.inter.nl.net/users/schnecke/html/mips/netboot.html
> 
> I removed the a.out support from the binutils because I though nobody
> would have any use for it anymore.  Some time ago I discussed this with
> Harald, his answer did was that there would be no real reason to add it
> back.

Perhaps because the need for it lasts longer then Harald expected.

> If there is a good reason to add a.out back, just say so.  It's
> really a trivial change.
 
It's only needed to get a DECstation loading Linux ;-) I've build a rpm
package and load that up to decstation.unix-ag.org for as short as it is
needed. 

Regards,
Richard

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