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Corey
post Jun 11 2004, 06:24 AM
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My school has a piece of software that it needs for a specific program that it offers. The program was running on a SCO Unix OpenServer from 1997, however, this week, the SCSI hard drive failed on it. They went to re-install on a new system, but couldn't find their license key for the OpenServer (they do have the Tcp/Ip an VisonFS licenses here).

My question is, I could easily setup a Redhat server right now, but, can you run SCO UNIX programs in linux? Is there a compatibility program out there for it? The school doesn't want to spend another $20,000 on a different version of the software, and so far SCO has been unresponsive in helping.

I know nothing about SCO UNIX, this is the first time i've ever touched it before. Boy is it ever ugly tongue.gif


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post Jun 11 2004, 01:54 PM
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SCO is sueing people who do this ... but,

You can either copy the unixware shared library files to linux ... or maybe use:

http://linux-abi.sourceforge.net/

and here is a page to find more info and may be able to help:

http://graphics.cs.ucdavis.edu/~tachyon/grokABI.html

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Being that I hate SCO ... do they have the source code for their software, so I can try to recompile it for them on something else?


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post Jun 11 2004, 02:35 PM
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sco sucks


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post Jun 11 2004, 03:47 PM
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I agree, SCO sucks, and i was telling Joey that I feel dirty even sitting down at their now-faulty OpenServer installation. This is one of the reasons why I want to move the server over to a Redhat installation. They found a license serial on the net somewhere, so I think they're going to try and install SCO again, though I'm not going to help them smile.gif I've already setup the Redhat server, and all I need is the software disk to get their software on there.


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