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Old 06-14-2002, 10:54 AM   #1
menogeek
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Cross LINUX compatibility


Hi All,
We develope an X server product that runs on Red Hat 7.2. Our customers are now asking if we support other LINUX platforms like Mandrake, Turbo, Suse, and even BSD. Can someone point me to a site or provide me some information on compatibility between the various LINUX OS's (and BSD, etc). What I need to know specifically is if I can run an executable built on a Red Hat box on a Mandrake system and vice-versa.. or any other platform for that matter. I know Mandrake is based off os some version of Red Hat (or at least it used to be). As I understand things (a little), it depends a lot on what version of glibc is being used as well as the kernel version. Ultimately, we want to be able to reference a chart of some kind to let our customers know what flavor of OS our product will operate on. Obviously, we want to test it on the various distros too and be sure.
Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
menogeek
 
Old 06-14-2002, 11:01 AM   #2
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Are you kidding? You run MDK and don't know wether your own product works on your box??
Just curious.
 
Old 06-14-2002, 01:16 PM   #3
menogeek
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NO, I"M NOT KIDDING!... Mandrake is my personal preference and I use it at home. My company distributes the product on Red Hat. I'm not running Mandrake in the office.
 
Old 06-14-2002, 01:41 PM   #4
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I don't think you will find something about that anywhere. The distros don't put out awful lot of info about what are they putting where and why - thats the way they keep their commercial service buisiness going.
Your best bet is to stick to the LSB if it is a commercial product. Many companies running older distros anyway because they don't upgrade a running server for the heck of it or because KDE3 has a liquid theme now.
 
  


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