Purchased Binaries

Carl Johnson carlj at peak.org
Sun Mar 6 18:29:25 UTC 2011

Doug Hardie <bc979 at lafn.org> writes:

> 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.

One addition to the points that others have made is that the Linux
compatibility layer appears to be 32 bits only, even for 64 bit versions
of FreeBSD.  At least that is true for Release 8.1.  If the software is
64 bit linux, then it won't work.

Carl Johnson		carlj at peak.org

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