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Re: Debian Info

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On Wed, Feb 07, 2001 at 14:12:56 -0800, Eric Peng wrote:
>I am doing some research on the Linux operating system and have a question
>in regards to software running on Debian. If i have a piece of software
>that runs on Red Hat, will it also run on Debian?

In general, yes. Although there have been cases in the past where a binary
compiled on a Red Hat system didn't work on a Debian system (the Red Hat
tools hardwired a search path for finding the dynamic X libraries which
didn't work on Debian).

>And can we get the source code right off the website at debian.org?

Yes; see http://www.debian.org/distrib/ftplist .

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