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Re: microfocus

Chris Parker <chris_parker@adelphia.net>:
>  On Thu, 2008-01-03 at 21:44 -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
>  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.


       alien is a program that converts between Red Hat rpm, Debian
       deb, Stampede slp, Slackware tgz, and Solaris pkg file
       formats. ...

I don't see that it demands an rpm as input.

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