git: Kernel ELF: Restore legacy FreeBSD brand

Sascha Wildner saw at
Wed May 18 23:49:18 PDT 2011

On Wed, 18 May 2011 22:37:16 +0200, Thomas Nikolajsen  
<thomas.nikolajsen at> wrote:

commit cee191cabfed209fdad9972bd88be5b18e310361
Author: John Marino <draco at>
Date:   Wed May 18 01:10:13 2011 +0200
   Kernel ELF: Restore legacy FreeBSD brand

   During the rework of the kernel/ELF branding code, the FreeBSD brand
   was intentionally left off due to having an interpreter path of
   /usr/libexec/, which is no longer built.
   However, some users have been building old DragonFly 1.x servers up
   which still have that old rtld running, and are still running FreeBSD
   branded binaries.  For the sake of legacy, the FreeBSD brand is being
Thank you;
I have a few old FreeBSD binaries, they execute again.
Re. /usr/libexec/, it is installed on my system,
seems like they are changed on installworld (mtime changed);
anyway they aren't removed on upgrade ('make upgrade'),
so all hosts which has been source upgraded for a few years will have  
Why don't we build anymore? Can't we bring it back?



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