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Date:      Fri, 4 Mar 2011 15:50:17 -0700
From:      Chad Perrin <perrin@apotheon.com>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Purchased Binaries
Message-ID:  <20110304225017.GA52635@guilt.hydra>
In-Reply-To: <5F4DD89C-5F3B-46B8-BA91-A25B8BF11EEB@lafn.org>
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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. =20

Linux binaries . . . ?

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

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

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