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Old 06-05-2001, 12:39 PM   #1
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What is your opininion on sharing apps between different distro's, more speciffically FreeBSD, Slack, Debian. How do I get a sharing apps directroy done?
 
Old 06-05-2001, 01:46 PM   #2
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As far as I know, most apps work under any version of Linux you primarily use or at least you can get working. Not sure what you mean by a sharing apps directory!
 
Old 06-06-2001, 03:42 PM   #3
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Wherever possible it is best to get a version of a program packaged for your distribution as there are occasional quirks which can cause problems. Having said that, however, I have "mixed and matched" quite a bit with no problems. One program you might be interested in is "alien" which is able to covert binary formats and make them compatable with various distribution (eg. it can turn an rpm into a deb etc.). As it stands my Debian system kernel was installed from a Mandrake RPM with no problems. Hope this helps.

[Edited by ifred on 06-06-2001 at 10:53 PM]
 
Old 06-07-2001, 12:26 AM   #4
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It depends what kind of apps, which distros. eg: Different distros use different directory schema for similar applications.

You don't want to run Linux code on a Solaris or BSD box. If you need to keep track of diff architectures/OS-es you can use NFS/NIS. (ALERT: O'Rielly plug will follow).

NFS and NIS. Look it up.
 
Old 06-07-2001, 08:15 AM   #5
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On a similar line to this...

Do all architectures of Linux use the ext2fs filesystem? A mate of mine was thinking of dual-booting his Amiga with a Linux system - would his system use ext2fs or affs? Also, I've got a couple of programs for Linux that he likes the look of, would my PC versions work on his Amiga Linux?
 
Old 06-08-2001, 12:46 AM   #6
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Re: On a similar line to this...

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Do all architectures of Linux use the ext2fs filesystem? A mate of mine was thinking of dual-booting his Amiga with a Linux system - would his system use ext2fs or affs? Also, I've got a couple of programs for Linux that he likes the look of, would my PC versions work on his Amiga Linux?
As far as I know they do use ext2. You can also get the Amiga Fast File System support in the kernel (or as a module). I doubt you would or could use the affs as yoor root partition. It's read/write, but it's also tagged as (EXPERIMENTAL) in my SuSE menuconfig.

I was referrig to users mounting an exported NFS directory/partition. It doesn't matter which fs the client uses if they have an NFS client. Much the same way in that an ftp server doesn't car if you've got FAT, FAT32, reiserfs, ext2 - you just need the right client

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