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From: p...@nicheltd.demon.co.uk (Phil Grace)
Subject: How compatible is Linux with SCO binaries ?
Date: 1996/11/09
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Hi can anyone help with a bit of info ?

How compatible is Linux (any version) with SCO Unix 3.2 v 4.2 or SCO
Openserver V.

I have heard it is SOURCE compatible, but do binaries compiled using
the SCO dev system run under Linux ?

Thanks

Phil.

From: ja...@purplet.demon.co.uk (Mike Jagdis)
Subject: How compatible is Linux with SCO binaries  ?
Date: 1996/11/14
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* In message <32863f8f.3200...@news.demon.co.uk>, Phil Grace said:

PG> How compatible is Linux (any version) with SCO Unix 3.2 v
PG> 4.2 or SCO Openserver V.

PG> I have heard it is SOURCE compatible, but do binaries
PG> compiled using the SCO dev system run under Linux ?

Yes, if you get the (misnamed*) iBCS module for Linux from tsx-11.mit.edu 
/pub/linux/BETA/ibcs2/ and any needed shared libraries from your old SCO 
system. (No, shared - and static - libraries are *not* portable between 
platforms even if they are the same binary format. The internals can be 
vastly different)

  * Misnamed because it doesn't do iBCS. It does SCO, Unixware, INTERACTIVE, 
SVR3, SVR4, Wyse V/386... One UNIX to rule them all, one UNIX to find them. 
One UNIX to bring them all, and on the PC run them. (Yeah, the paraphrasing 
is appalling. I write code, not poetry :-) )

                                Mike

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