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Old 06-17-2008, 10:17 AM   #1
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cobol problem

How to run cobol programs in linux?. I am using RHEL 4. Is there any default cobol compliler (like gcc and g++) included in linux?
Old 06-17-2008, 11:05 AM   #2
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I just booted up CentOS 5 (RHEL without direct RH support). I saw nothing about COBOL from the standard repositories.

I most often use Debian, and there is an OpenCOBOL in the standard Debian (Lenny)repositories.

A website for OpenCOBOL can be found at -- of course, you'd need to do some system work to get it, install and configure it, etc. It looks like they have a forum there, so perhaps you could get help there if you needed it. The blurb says that it compiles COBOL to C, so I expect the compiler would not be very large, but you'd need a C compiler and libraries.

There may be other compilers available. Google could help you there.

Best wishes ... cheers, makyo

Last edited by makyo; 06-17-2008 at 11:07 AM.


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