[svlug] Thoughts on Linux Compatability

Paul Cubbage pcubbage at ix.netcom.com
Wed Apr 14 21:34:58 PDT 1999



Prasanth Kumar wrote:

> <snip>
> > > Hm, what programs from redhat break #2? I know that rpm uses configure
> to
> > > build under any linux I've tried it on (debian, slackware) as well as
> other
> > > unixes.
> >
> > As has been mentioned previously, some of the programs (Linuxconf was I
> > believe one of them) are dependent upon where RH puts things.
> <snip>
>
> Linuxconf was created and is maintained by Jacques Gelinas of Solucorp. His
> website
> is http://www.solucorp.qc.ca/linuxconf/. He indicates the software runs on
> Caldera,
> Debian, Redhat, Slackware, and SuSe. I think this type of software has to in
> a sense
> be customized to the specifics of each distribution.

This is exactly the kind of thing we want to avoid.  how do we get software if
developers are wasting resources on the trivial differences between distros?

> Maybe you are talking
> about the older
> Redhat control panel utilities which are still in use because not all of
> their functionality has
> been brought over to the Linuxconf program yet.
>
> Prasanth Kumar
> kumar1 at home.com
>
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