William T Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu, 30 Sep 1999, Nathan Smith wrote:
> > lab. We're going to need to have Mathematica on the computers in the lab,
> > and according to the Wolfram web page Mathematica will run on any ELF
> > Linux system, but it's my understanding that Debian is not ELF but glibc6.
> This is not a problem. ELF is a format for executables. It does not have
> anything to do with the C library version. It's sort of like Texaco
> selling fuel. You need to use it in a gasoline engine (as opposed to
> Diesel for example), but it doesn't matter if you have a '99 Corvette or a
> '78 Pinto. :}
And just to bolster your confidence, I ran Mathematica just fine on my
Debian slink system for quite some time.