Purchased Binaries

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Fri Mar 4 23:01:26 UTC 2011

On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 01:24:32PM -0800, Doug Hardie wrote:
> I have a client who has purchased some software.  I don't know anything
> much about it yet other than it claims to run on Debian and CentOS.  I
> suspect its binaries.  I will have access to things like the developer,
> name etc. on Monday.  However, thats when he needs to know if I can
> make it run on FreeBSD. I am not convinced I want to run production
> software on the Linux compatibility suite.  No good reason other than
> it sounds like its adding a lot more opportunities for breakage.  This
> has to be an always up application.  I have virtually no knowledge of
> CentOS other than it was installed on one server when I got it.  Any
> chance those binaries might work on FreeBSD?  I am planning on starting
> with FreeBSD 8.2 since its just out and working fine on one of my
> servers, but could use an earlier version if required to make this
> stuff run.  

Linux binaries . . . ?

That's unlikely to work on FreeBSD without the Linux compatibility layer.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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