DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2011-05
Re: git: Kernel ELF: Restore legacy FreeBSD brand
On Wed, 18 May 2011 22:37:16 +0200, Thomas Nikolajsen
Author: John Marino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed May 18 01:10:13 2011 +0200
Kernel ELF: Restore legacy FreeBSD brand
During the rework of the kernel/ELF branding code, the FreeBSD brand
was intentionally left off due to having an interpreter path of
/usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1, which is no longer built.
However, some users have been building old DragonFly 1.x servers up
which still have that old rtld running, and are still running FreeBSD
branded binaries. For the sake of legacy, the FreeBSD brand is being
I have a few old FreeBSD binaries, they execute again.
Re. /usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1, it is installed on my system,
seems like they are changed on installworld (mtime changed);
anyway they aren't removed on upgrade ('make upgrade'),
so all hosts which has been source upgraded for a few years will have
Why don't we build ld-elf.so.1 anymore? Can't we bring it back?