I’ve released binfmt-support 2.2.0. These are the major changes since 2.1.8:
- Remove support for the old procfs interface, which has been unused since Linux 2.4.13 and which caused trouble in environments where we can’t use modprobe. Thanks to Bastian Blank.
- Sort formats by name in the output of
- Building binfmt-support now requires Autoconf >= 2.63.
- Add a new
--unimportaction, which is the inverse of
- Don’t enable formats on import or disable them on unimport unless
/proc/sys/fs/binfmt_miscis already mounted. This avoids causing cleanup problems in chroots.
--fix-binary yesis incompatible with detectors. Warn the user if they try to use both at once. Thanks to Stefan Agner.
In the corresponding Debian upload (2.2.0-1), I’ve changed README.Debian to
update-binfmts --unimport <name> in the prerm rather than
a more complicated
update-binfmts --package <package> --remove <name>
<path> command. I don’t intend to push for existing packages to switch
over to this before buster, though, since the stricter package relationships
needed to arrange for a new enough version of binfmt-support to be present
when the prerm runs would make the upgrade path more complicated, and it
isn’t an urgent change.