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COMPAT_NETBSD32(8)        BSD System Manager's Manual       COMPAT_NETBSD32(8)

     compat_netbsd32 -- setup procedure for 32-bit compatibility on 64-bit

     The compat_netbsd32 module allows NetBSD/sparc64 to run NetBSD/sparc exe-

     To use compat_netbsd32, one must either have COMPAT_NETBSD32 in the ker-
     nel, or load the compat_netbsd32 and exec_netbsd32 kernel modules.

     Static executables typically need no additional setup.  Dynamic binaries
     require the dynamic linker, plus shared libraries.  Most of these files
     will need to be placed under /emul/netbsd32.

     The easiest method of installing support for these is via the
     emulators/netbsd32_compat14 and emulators/netbsd32_compat15 packages,
     provided in the NetBSD packages collection.  These install 32-bit a.out
     and ELF compatibility libraries, respectively.  The details of what is
     actually necessary for correct operation are given below.  This obviously
     is handled by the emulator packages.

     For a.out compatibility, /usr/libexec/ld.so from a 32-bit distribution is
     required to exist as /emul/netbsd32/usr/libexec/ld.so.  For 32-bit ELF
     compatibility, /usr/libexec/ld.elf_so needs to be in

     The shared libraries for a.out binaries do not live under the
     /emul/netbsd32 directory, but under the /emul/aout directory, where the
     a.out dynamic linker will find them.

     A list of things which fail to work in compatibility mode should be here.

     IPC is not well supported.

     sysctl(3) is not well supported.

BSD                            February 3, 2001                            BSD