What platform can run m68k COFF binaries?

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Wed Sep 5 16:26:40 CDT 2018

anything that came from Unisoft Sys V or early Motorola Sys V


for example.

On 9/5/18 12:39 PM, Ethan Dicks via cctalk wrote:
> Hi, All,
> I have a backup of some old code that I thought came from a Sun3
> machine, and indeed, there _are_ binaries on there, in a directory
> 'sun' that _do_ run on a Sun3, verified under emulation with "tme".
> The part that puzzles me is the collection of object files and
> binaries in the directory above that.  'file' tells me that they are
> "m68k COFF" files.  From what I've read so far, COFF binaries are from
> System V Release 2-4.  What I can't reconcile is what they might have
> been compiled on.  Is it possible these were made for A/UX?  The
> relevant file dates (late-1988 through mid-1989) do overlap
> availability of A/UX version 1.

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