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Old 02-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #16
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Thank you. I will investigate all avenues.
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
one possible solution is to install CentOS 6.3 or Scientific Linux 6.3 ( or the older CentOS 5.9 )
the fedora 8 SRC rpm should be able to build on it

-- NO guaranties --

just checked the OpenBuildService
there is a fedora 18 build

but you will need to install a "home" personal software repo on fedora 18
(xvieew is called "openwin" )

installing fedora 18 and using that might be WAY easier than trying to build a Microsoft Windows version
or hacking a fedora 8 src rpm on centos

or install a VM and do a virtual install for the unsupported fedora 8 on the VM running on win7
but getting software to install on a version of fedora that is 10 versions out of date , will not be easy .
fedora 8 install dvd has the OLD security keys on it and they WILL NOT work on the new security keys issued after the red hat server break ,issued for fedora 8 .
and it has some old software like Firefox2 "firefox- "
The current firefox is 18
if you go the route of installing fedora 8 on a vm
i would ask questions over at the "end of life" forum on fedoraforum
-- a link --
Thank you John. I will seriously consider this. The PC, once it is installed with a correctly working physiotools, will only be connected to an internal LAN, purely to exchange data between other researchers, and only at those times. The rest of the time, it will be isolated.
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There now is a soluton to this problem.......

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