[plug] OpenServer on Linux (was: Tel$tra on Linux)
leon at brooks.fdns.net
Tue Sep 2 18:13:12 WST 2003
On Tue, 2 Sep 2003 17:16, Craig Ringer wrote:
> We need OpenServer for our ancient Accounts & Bookings system,
> which is a custom application written in Plain English for
> Microsoft Xenix/386. It runs under SCO only in a Xenix kernel
> personality, and there's no hope of getting the binaries
> running under Linux (except in a VM - and what would be the
Er... havng been saddled with a SCO OpenServer box myself (5.0.5m), I've
been looking into Linux-ABI. Two of the things that Linux-ABI sports
are a Xenix personality and a '286-executable loader.
My current holdup on completely replacing SOS (appropriate acronym) is
that gcc 3.2.2 is spitting a compiler error over a chunk of the SVR3
These guys need five serial terminals, and the Stallion installer for an
EasyIO 4 requires networking - which these guys don't have a licence
for (no, I'm serious, you get to licence TCP separately with this dog).
The easiest solution will be to move it to Linux if it will go, the
alternative is to buy a new OpenServer licence plus TCP, just to run
this friggin' installer. The stock-control/cash-register app is by
PacSoft, and it's a long-forgotten one with no Linux support.
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