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AIX software on Linux
I have this enterprise grade software which is supposed to be installed on AIX. I am thinking of porting it to my Redhat Enterprise Linux 6.3 for dev purposes, but I am a little hesitant of doing so because it just might not work. I don't want to spend hours sending it because the file is a little large (2GB i guess). So, I need to know if someone have tried installing AIX software on a Linux distribution. I'm thinking about things like different system calls, directories, etc.
If the project is Java, scripts, or fairly standard OOS software so that any native code executable can be replaced with a version for the Linux hardware involved: then it MIGHT be done. If the programs are native code (compiled C for example) and you have no source, I would not ever consider it.
It is not only the Kernel and OS that differs, you are talking about a major difference in hardware including a different CPU architecture. I have ported projects in both directions, but I had ALL of the source code, some of the original design documents, and good compilers to work with.
Just a quick note on the processors, as there seems to be some contradictory assumptions around :-)
Originally Posted by wpeckham
It is not only the Kernel and OS that differs, you are talking about a major difference in hardware including a different CPU architecture.
Originally Posted by jefro
I kind of assume you have a power processor though.
Just for clarity: There are Linux distros that run on PowerPC processors & IBM Power Systems servers in particular.
I'd guess this is not the target platform for this exercise, though, as there would be little reason to run Linux rather than AIX in such a case. Ilesterg, Could you confirm - what is the target hardware - Intel?