I've seen that the environment variable F_UFMTENDIAN works fine with ifc/IA-32 systems for run-time conversion of big_endian binary files.
However, it doesn't work with efc/IA-64 systems. In fact, it garbles the reading of all binary input files - big or little_endian!
Does anyone know of a workaround? Will there be a working F_UFMTENDIAN analogue for Itanium-2?