What platform can run m68k COFF binaries?

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Wed Sep 5 16:30:23 CDT 2018

The other way to tell would be if they haven't had their symbols
stripped and look at the libaries they are compiled with. This
stuff predates shared libraries. There are probably vendor strings
in there.

On 9/5/18 2:26 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> anything that came from Unisoft Sys V or early Motorola Sys V
> ftp://ftp.oreilly.co.jp/palm/Linux/gcc/gdb-4.16/bfd/coff-aux.c
> 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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