Chris Parker <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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
I don't see that it demands an rpm as input.
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