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Old 04-21-2003, 09:08 PM   #1
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Running SCO Xenix/Unix Program on Redhat 8.0?

Hello! Does anyone here have any suggestions or know if it is possible to use an accounting program written for SCO Xenix/Unix on Redhat 8.0? I purchased a Dell server with this OS and initially thought it was possible due to some potentially bad pre-purchase advice (from Dell of course). When the computer arrived, I attempted to load the programs and have not had any luck at all. I have queried Redhat with no response and then found this board. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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never tried that myself, but would this link
help you on your way?

This is where I got it from, btw ...

Old 04-22-2003, 03:40 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link. I'll give that a try and see what I come up with. It may take me a while since I am new to playing with Linux (thought I would give something besides microsoft a try for a while), but I may be back to ask more questions! Thanks,

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I can't remember how I did that, but I know I set up Oracle7 for SCO inside a RedHat 5.2. And it really worked.

Tinkster's link should help, but maybe you can grab some ideas also from
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yes, it is possible!

I am running my own Application, which is written in 4gl, running under an INFORMIX-Version of the year 1989 !
And it works. Operating systems: RedHat 7.3 with kernel 2.4.18 and
I do not know, which kernel RedHat8 uses. You have to make a kernel-patch which fits to your kernel-version.
for kernel 2.4.20 I downloaded linux-abi-
this patch gives my operating-system the possibility to run SCO-binaries.


Unfortunatly the linux-ABI-project is not yet up to date with the latest LINUX-kernels. I do not know if thies project will be done furtheron.
Now I am using Mandrake 10.0 with the kernel 2.6 which has got fine new features, but now I cannot use my SCO-Application. I am waiting for the new linux-ABI for kernel 2.6.

Did you make your own kernel-patch before? If not, dont bother, it is easy.


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