Using brandelf

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Tue Nov 20 20:43:44 PST 2007

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Chuck Robey wrote:
> Can you use brandelf to read the elf type of a binary?  The man page
> shows a usage that might possibly do this, but doesn't bother to say
> what that usage does.
> To be honest, I need to do some work with the linux stuff, and the
> usage of /compat/linux and /usr/compat/linux, well, I don't
> understand, and I haven't seen a good enough explanation yet.  Stuff
> like the file to configure linux's ldconfig, it assumes
> the /compat/linux prefix.  Do all the binaries do that?  I mean, the
> browser files, they use a sh scri[t to kick them off, do they use
> that prefix, or assume stuff?
> I need to know this so I can keep going forward on getting flash to
> work.

If you're attempting to rebrand the linux flash exec (I assume 9 since
I know for a fact 7 works right out of the box [ff, gnome
2.20.1, amd64 8-current]) no amount of hacking will make it like
FreeBSD since it uses some linux specific stuff... your better off
learning compat...

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