Executing a Digial UNIX/Alpha executable
I know this is a stupid question (I'm a noob), but hopefully someone
can straighten me out. I am trying to port an application from
Digital UNIX 4.0 running on a Digital AlphaServer to a x86 box running
FreeBSD 7.0. Everything is going OK except for one little utility on
the old system that I need that I do not have the source for.. and it
won't run it in FreeBSD.
file <name of prog> gives:
COFF format alpha dynamically linked, demand paged executable or
object module, stripped - version 3. 11- 8
when I try to run it:
cannot execute binary file
Now obviously I know the two are different architectures, but are
there emulators or something I can do to get that old binary file to
run properly on FreeBSD?
Could really use some help here..THANKS!!!
Re: Executing a Digial UNIX/Alpha executable
On Wed, 7 May 2008 12:38:19 -0700 (PDT),
dontinou <email@example.com> wrote:[color=blue]
> Now obviously I know the two are different architectures, but are
> there emulators or something I can do to get that old binary file to
> run properly on FreeBSD?[/color]
Note that all the ``emulation'' environments in FreeBSD (and NetBSD, for
that matter) require running the same CPU, so short of a full emulator
you're SOL. A quick look through ports/emulators didn't reveal any.
If there are alpha emulators for x86 available you're welcome to submit
a port, of course. :-)
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