Originally Posted by tknutsson
wow, that was fast
Could you explain why this will not work?
It entirely depends on the libraries really. Having a 2.4 or 2.6 kernel shouldn't really matter for *most* user land programs. But your glibc version is really critical, and there the kernel headers come into scene.
If your programs require a given feature that's present in older versions of glibc or your kernel then you are going to need to patch them, how much work will be needed depends on the application. It really depends on how low level this apps are.
Does it make any difference if it is static/shared?
It could. But if the applications are very old there are a million things that could go wrong.
Why not just copy them into an usb stick and try to run them after booting from a modern livecd? You could as well install a newer distro into a vm or something like that.