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Old 10-04-2003, 10:18 PM   #1
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RedHat vs. Mandrake

Will RedHat binaries work under Mandrake? ...or is this a case of "a Linux is a Linux"?
Old 10-04-2003, 10:47 PM   #2
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in most cases i've ever found rh binaries will work under mandrake. I run mdk and have installed many a rh binaries
Old 10-04-2003, 10:56 PM   #3
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Same here....I had also installed few binaries from the Mandrake 8.2 CD on to RedHat 8.0 previously...

However, starting with RedHat 9 i am making sure that if possible, I use packages clearly marked for the distro....for instance, packages like wine will have problems running in case one installs the wine rpm created for RH 8.0 on RedHat 9.

Thats why i think it's better if one sticks to the rpm specifically created for a particular distro version.
Old 10-05-2003, 09:11 PM   #4
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Good, because some things I d/l'ed are only RPM'ed for RedHat when I'm here running Mandrake.
Old 10-06-2003, 06:26 PM   #5
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Linux is a linux, but Mandrake will play with Red Hat far more easily than say Debian and Red Hat (because Mandrake is a fork of the Red Hat distro development).

Just be aware that if something is specifically packaged for a particular distro, it may require the existence of various versions of libraries that you don't have. But urpmi should take care of this for you.


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