[ILUG] redhat 6.1 iso
rcunniff at stp.dias.ie
Thu Apr 22 00:05:24 IST 2004
On Wed, 21 Apr 2004, Conor Wynne wrote:
> I would hedge a bet that "some software company" has a product that
> "only runs" on RH6.1.
> I've heard that argument before from customers but its not the reality.
> Unless the software has a _kernel_ driver, then there is no reason that
> I can tell for such a requirement.
Um, a.out application uses compat-libc5, itself compiled against
kernel-2.2 headers, preferably relying on some oddball behaviour of gcc
2.91 at -O2 (or something).
I'm tossing in all the horrors I can think of (and I sure as hell don't
know them all), but good fscking luck getting a mouldering proprietary
application running on a system more than a few generations beyond the
one it was released on.
The simplest way of doing this is build a "nominal" software setup on
modern hardware. Yeah, I can just see it now:
Apr 22 00:06:32 syslogd 1.3-3: restart.
Apr 22 00:06:32 syslog: syslogd startup succeeded
Apr 22 00:06:32 kernel: Linux version 2.2.12-20
Apr 22 00:06:32 kernel: Detected 3065486734 Hz Processor
Apr 22 00:06:32 kernel: You have *got* to be kidding.
Apr 22 00:06:32 kernel: Calibrating delay loop... 6014.27BogoMIPS
Apr 22 00:06:32 kernel: Apparently not....
Apr 22 00:06:32 kernel: Memory: 1046832k/1048576k available
Apr 22 00:06:32 kernel: <giggle>
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