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From: Glen Polmear <GPolm...@TTNEHOB1.telecom.com.au>
Subject: SCO binaries on Linux
Date: 1995/12/03
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Hi all,

Is there some way to run SCO binaries on Linux and vice-versa? 

Their magic numbers are different so they seem to be 
incompatible, but is there some trick ?

Glen Polmear
Telstra, 
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

From: Mike Jagdis <m...@roan.co.uk>
Subject: Re: SCO binaries on Linux
Date: 1995/12/04
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>Is there some way to run SCO binaries on Linux and vice-versa? 
>
>Their magic numbers are different so they seem to be 
>incompatible, but is there some trick ?

Yes. Get the iBCS module from tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/BETA/ibcs2/.

  It does quite a bit more than just SCO but the latest OS5 ELF binaries
won't be supported until the next release. Watch comp.os.linux.announce.

  I don't know about running Linux binaries on SCO - I don't have a
source license for SCO :-).

				Mike

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From: j...@saf.com (James N. McClatchey)
Subject: Re: SCO binaries on Linux
Date: 1995/12/05
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m...@roan.co.uk (Mike Jagdis) writes:

>>Is there some way to run SCO binaries on Linux and vice-versa? 
>>
>>Their magic numbers are different so they seem to be 
>>incompatible, but is there some trick ?

>Yes. Get the iBCS module from tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/BETA/ibcs2/.

I have done this and it works quite nicely. Only thing I haven't got to
work is Foxpro but I am still working on it. Beware too that iBCS needs
a little tweaking to compile under 1.3.xx Linux kernels. Also you need
the 1.2.8 modules (insmod) for it to work.

One other problem is that the system SCO binaries (cat, diff etc) need
the SCO shared libraries to run. If you really need these and if
you have a spare SCO license lying
around, just create /shlib and put them there. Otherwise, you are violating
the license. My interest in Linux was to have a cheap way to add networking,
gatewaying, and IP masquerading to a system.

I haven't tried running Linux binaries under SCO. I don't think it would
work.

Regards - Jim (j...@saf.com)
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From: Mike Jagdis <m...@roan.co.uk>
Subject: Re: SCO binaries on Linux
Date: 1995/12/06
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James N. McClatchey said

>I haven't tried running Linux binaries under SCO. I don't think it would
>work.

No. To do it you would need to add kernel code to handle the Linux
method of system calls (ints rather than lcall) plus a means to map
various constants between domains (system call numbers, errnos,
signal numbers, ioctls...).

				Mike

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