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Re: RedHat Compatibility

On Thu, 16 Aug 2001 09:59, Michael Meskes wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2001 at 09:46:26AM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > you're worrying about something that makes little practical difference.
> >
> > those users who want to install proprietary software (e.g. oracle)
> > will run redhat anyway because their purchasing decisions include
> > non-technical factors like brand-name, commercial support, etc. they're
> > not going to use debian no matter how "RH-compatible" it is.
> Sorry, I cannot agree on this one. I do know companies that are
> tired of using an ancient RedHat system. Quite a lot of them would love to
> muve their production system to e.g. Debian and only keep one test machine
> running with RedHat so they can use commercial support.

So why not just run the Red Hat stuff in a chroot environment?

One of my servers has three chroot environments for different setups, it's 
easy enough to do.

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