Experts say software vendors will soon offer products for different Linux
Posted Sep 8, 2004 10:18 UTC (Wed) by dps
Parent article: Experts say software vendors will soon offer products for different Linux
I would expect most software to work on most distributions provied you can bypass any "installer" than assumes you use rpm, dpkg, or whatever else you turn out not be using. 98% of softwrae works with most versions of the major shared libraries, provided nobody twiddled an ABI changing gcc switch.
I would expect most software that "only works on RH" to run fine on debian (and Fedora, SuSE, etc). Most of the extras are actually the same things on most distributions, albeit maybe not things installed by default.
KDE, Gnome, and a lot of free software works almost anywhere partly because the GNU auto* tools are good at figuring the local variations on any given system.
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