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I've seen it stated several times that it is possible to run programs
intended for SCO Unix under Linux if you have the IBSC(?) libraries
installed. For those of us who don't know how big of a deal is this? 

Assuming I have a legal copy of SCO can I just copy over the libraries
to a subdirectory on my Linux system? Do I have to have a SCO system
up and running on the net and have the libraries exported to the Linux system?
Is there a lot of complicated linking involved to point to the IBSC libraries
on the Linux system? Inquiring minds want to know!!

r...@bwco.com  

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From: ja...@purplet.demon.co.uk (Mike Jagdis)
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* In message <Ctnnzs....@bwco.com>, r...@bwco.com said:

rr> I've seen it stated several times that it is possible to run
rr> programs
rr> intended for SCO Unix under Linux if you have the IBSC(?)
rr> libraries
rr> installed. For those of us who don't know how big of a deal
rr> is this?

Not a big deal at all. Get the iBCS emulator from tsx-11.mit.edu
/pub/linux/ALPHA/ibcs2, install SCO, SVR4, SVR3, ISC, Wyse V etc. 
applications just as you would expect - then run them.

  It's a *long* time since anyone reported a bug with the emulator (although 
I *know* there is some esoteric junk still unimplemented). If it wasn't 
having to repsond to the alpha kernel changes it would probably be beta by 
now.

                                Mike  

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In article <31njhi$...@aurora.engr.latech.edu>,
Alex Ramos <ra...@engr.latech.edu> wrote:
>Mike Jagdis (ja...@purplet.demon.co.uk), quoted out of context, wrote:
>
>> Not a big deal at all. Get the iBCS emulator from tsx-11.mit.edu
>> /pub/linux/ALPHA/ibcs2, install SCO, SVR4, SVR3, ISC, Wyse V etc. 
>> applications just as you would expect - then run them.
>
>>   It's a *long* time since anyone reported a bug with the emulator (although 
>> I *know* there is some esoteric junk still unimplemented). If it wasn't 
>> having to repsond to the alpha kernel changes it would probably be beta by 
>> now.

It won't run BBx/4
It won't run Uniplex.
It won't run a MicroEMACS port of mine.
It won't run LPI-RPGII

The first guy will buy you a re-boot.
The second just vomits
The Third hangs the keyboard.
Lessee, That about covers all the things I need.. :)

I think I'll wait for the BETA.  BTW I tried both the supplied libc_s
and sco's libc_s...  Wish I had time to help the iBCS folks, Maybe when
it is a little closer.  It did run several test programs I compiled, but
it doesn't work with my SCO ASCII window library (Which ported with a
'make' onto 'native' linux).  Comparing iBCS to Say Linux 0.2, I'd say
it shouldn't be too long before there are some decent binary
compatabilities out there.
-- 
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From: ja...@purplet.demon.co.uk (Mike Jagdis)
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* In message <1994Aug03.194522.3...@ksmith.com>, Keith Smith said:

KS> It won't run BBx/4

I don't have this. What is the problem?

KS> It won't run Uniplex.

I have this. It works for me. The Xdesktop-ified version works for me. I do 
not have OnGo though. What is the problem?

KS> It won't run a MicroEMACS port of mine.

Why?

KS> It won't run LPI-RPGII

Why?

KS> I think I'll wait for the BETA.

The documentation for iBCS explains how to go about doing basic 10 second 
fault finding using by enabling tracing. With no details as to what version 
you are running against what kernel version and no trace output to indicate 
what is happening there is absolutely *nothing* that can be done. The BETA 
(when it comes) will most likely work no better for you. <shrug>

                                Mike

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