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Re: Linux/MIPS 2.0.6 uploaded

Subject: Re: Linux/MIPS 2.0.6 uploaded
From: Thomas Bogendoerfer <>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 1996 21:22:54 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <> from "Ralf Baechle" at Aug 28, 96 04:18:35 pm
>   - Removes support for building with the a.out tools.  Binutils 2.7 has buggy
>     MIPS a.out support and I don't see a point in supporting this further.
>     Instead I've written a small program mkboot which is essentially a
>     converter from ELF to a.out.  Benefit is that you won't need to upgrade
>     your Milo.

hmm, not a nice move. Now I have to patch my complete built-enviroment
again. But a good chance to remove some of my ECOFF binaries and
save a little disk space. Nevertheless some useless work for me.

Do I need to rebuilt all Mips user binaries, or do the old one still
work ? If not, is there a chance for a new root-x.xx.tar.gz ?


See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux,
you have to be a sneaky bastard too ;-)
                   [Linus Torvalds in <4rikft$7g5@linux.cs.Helsinki.FI>]

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