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Old 09-07-2005, 09:49 AM   #1
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Reverse engineering code

Any programs fro reverse engineer the code on SuSE?

What are they called and are they free.

Old 09-07-2005, 10:39 AM   #2
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Could you please qualify what you are asking for. The vagueness gives off the feel of warez, the source code is freely available if the software you are looking for is Open Source; hence the request to qualify, or explain, your request.


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I don't know warez well, but I had always thought it was about furtively distributing licenced binaries.

Reverse-engineering binaries is something completely different: it is about getting assembler back from the binary, then trying and building new code to replicate some or all of the initial binary's features.
Despite what the motion pictures and music lobbies would like us to believe, in most countries this is perfectly legal given some conditions (eg: there's no other way you can get your hardware to work with your OS).

Yet some clarification would indeed be needed, because there are other kinds of reverse-engineering. For example, maybe you have a database with tables, and you want to reverse-engineer it to obtain a "conceptual data model". I don't know the Linux tools for that...

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Most of the SuSE distro is open source. Go to the SuSE ftp site and get the source code for whatever program you need. If the source isn't there, it is likely to be proprietary and so you should leave it alone.

What exactly do you want to do?


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