[ILUG] redhat 6.1 iso
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Apr 22 03:30:35 IST 2004
Quoting Conor Wynne (weeboy at conorwynne.com):
> The only reason that they would say such a thing is that they have only
> tested (certified) RH6.1 with the product.
Metrowerks used to be like that with its Linux development tools (and
might still be, for all I know), and some number of other brain-damaged
companies unable to quite grasp the notion of library dependencies.
(Their products actually ran on _any_ Linux where the needed libraries
Two edges cases I know of are Corel WordPerfect 8.x and 9 (aka WP 2000)
for Linux. The former requires libc/libm 5.x, five X11 libs compiled
against libc5, and ld-linux.so.1.9.* -- which have been dropped from
most current Linux distributions, but can be retrofitted from easily
available binary packages. This came out in -- what -- 1997?
The other case (WP9, circa 1998) has the unique problem of dependency on
Corel's gratuitous WINE fork, Corelwine, plus the proprietary Fontastic
font server. The latter (I think) chokes on glibc 2.3.2, so you have to
supply an earlier glibc 2.x and use an LD_LIBRARY_PATH wrapper script to
launch the creaky thing. (But running on Linux a Win32 word processor
via a funky WINE fork was already lame six years ago.)
So, what I'm saying is, people who say application Foo requires RH 6.x
are almost always mistaken, and don't understand how libs work.
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