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Old 05-08-2004, 12:59 PM   #1
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Will a program compiled on one distro work on another?

Hey all, this is a pretty basic question:
If I compile a small program on say, Debian, will it work on slackware and fedora, and if I compile it on slackware, will it work on others?

Thanks for any help.
Old 05-08-2004, 01:56 PM   #2
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It should work if you compile the libraries as static instead of shared. Also sometimes programs depends on the kernel version. If you compile it with kernel version 2.4.x, then the system you are trying to run on have to use 2.4.x. Make sure you compile the program for the correct architecture. Go to to find out the processor architecture.


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