binfmt-support 2.1.1-1 source package in Ubuntu


binfmt-support (2.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Convert to a non-native package.
  * New upstream release.
    - Add a systemd unit file (closes: #716812).
  * Switch to git; adjust Vcs-* fields.
  * Add a watch file.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Sun, 29 Dec 2013 23:42:11 +0000

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binfmt-support_2.1.1-1.debian.tar.gz 193.7 KiB 6596891c1215640022a2c85a58ddc7dc66fbf443abf6e8e89649ec482873d083

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binfmt-support: Support for extra binary formats

 The binfmt_misc kernel module, contained in versions 2.1.43 and later of the
 Linux kernel, allows system administrators to register interpreters for
 various binary formats based on a magic number or their file extension, and
 cause the appropriate interpreter to be invoked whenever a matching file is
 executed. Think of it as a more flexible version of the #! executable
 interpreter mechanism.
 This package provides an 'update-binfmts' script with which package
 maintainers can register interpreters to be used with this module without
 having to worry about writing their own init.d scripts, and which sysadmins
 can use for a slightly higher-level interface to this module.