Re: Problem Installing DiscoveryStudio2019 in Buster
On Mon 08 Jul 2019 at 16:13:56 (-0400), Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 08, 2019 at 03:09:45PM -0500, David Wright wrote:
> > On Mon 08 Jul 2019 at 14:55:45 (-0400), Greg Wooledge wrote:
> > > On Mon, Jul 08, 2019 at 02:49:40PM -0400, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
> > > > It came from the Biovia web site.
> > >
> > > Like I know what a "Biovia" is.
> > It looks like a company to me.
> > > I'm guessing it has something to do with "Molecular-Modeling", and
> > > therefore I lump it into the broad category of "academia", which means
> > > it's poorly written but "works" as long as you build your entire machine
> > > to conform to whatever it requires.
> > Like Gnu, Linux, TeX, Python, …?
> Like scripts that are written for bash but with a #!/bin/sh shebang
> because they only tested on one CentOS box.
> Wouldn't surprise me if they parse the output of /sbin/ifconfig eth0 to
> get information to create/validate a license key. And oh boy will THAT
> be fun, if that's the case, now that eth0 is not an officially valid
> interface name, and /sbin/ifconfig is not installed by default, and even
> if you DO install it, its output format has changed.
> But maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised and the /bin/sh symlink will be
> the only backflip required.
And this only happens in academia?