I have an old database that was written for xenix 386 using the old a.out binary format. Since then most unix/linux OS s have adopted the ELF format. These binaries will not run on a modern OS.
I don't have the source code, just the binaries. Is there any way of tricking the interpeter into using the appropriate ld.so lib and whatever else? there have been some half-hearted attempts to support a.out in the distant past, but I think they all dies out due a general lack of interest. modern kerrnels don't even deal with the update_binfmts module any more.
My only interest is to get the thing operational enough to output some data, then migrate it into an SQL setup in the near future.
Anyone been there, done that?
Thanks in advance.