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Old 07-08-2005, 04:48 PM   #1
kvalvik
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Move application from one distro to another


Hi!

I'm having a problem with an application with a quite outdated installer-script (in format of setup.bin).

To be able to run this program I have been forced to use Xandros as distro. But I really would like to dump it for another distro, probably Suse.

What I was wondering is if it is possible to take the applications folder in Xandros and copy it to another distro and thus run the program (all java). Would this work?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Kenneth
 
Old 07-08-2005, 06:21 PM   #2
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i think it depends on the program. you may or may not be able to. probably not. you could however find a new installer script for it and just copy your settings and stuff from one distro to the other.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 06:45 PM   #3
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What application are you interested in using? Most apps are available for most distros, and if the script is outdated, the app is probably outdated too, so I'd recommend killing two birds with one stone and just using the current release for your distro of choice. As for copying scripts from one distro and trying to use them on another, it's possible that they could work, but most likely they would fail. Different distros come with a different set of standard packages (and/or versions of packages) and therefore you could easily run into dependency issues. Along those lines, it would be worth looking at the set of packages that are included with the distro you want to use (SuSE). If the package is included as part of the standard installtion, you won't have to manually do it.

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