On Thu, 2008-01-03 at 21:44 -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
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> On 01/03/08 20:07, Chris Parker wrote:
> > Has anyone ported Microfocus Cobol to Debian? It is presently running
> > on a SCO system. I see that it is available for Suse and Red Hat, why
> > not Debian?
> Linux is Linux, all the distros use glibc, ncurses, etc, etc. So if
> you install alien, why shouldn't it work?
> But... since MF charges Big Bucks, and probably only supports RH &
> SuSE, that's what I'd run it on. And try it on CentOS before
> spending more Big Bucks on RHAS licenses.
> - --
> Ron Johnson, Jr.
> Jefferson LA USA
> "I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals, I'm a vegetarian
> because I hate vegetables!"
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Thanks. The Microfocus Cobol is a tar file. We do not have an rpm to
alien. The install script has to be played with and faked some. we are
in the process of doing that. It was originally installed on SCO Unix.