] > Question ?
] > Has anyone installed an Informix DB on FreeBSD before ?
] > If so pls let me know any tricks etc that will ensure a successfull
] > installation.
] > i have heard that FreeBSD is SCO compatible, is this so ?
] > if so, is all i need a version of Informix ported for SCO ?
] I e-mailed Informix about exactly this question. Here's the
[ ... and Informix responds ... ]
] Re: Informix WWW Server comments
] Fri, 15 Mar 96 10:23:23 CST
] Dear Christoff,
] Informix does not support BSD UNIX. Informix-SE is available on other
] flavors of UNIX, including SCO, Unixware, Solaris X86, in addition to
] Windows 3.1 and NT 3.5.
] Thanks for your interest in Informix.
] Elan Lantz, Marketing Response Group, Lenexa KS
"Does not support" is not equal to "will not run".
I have installed SCO (SVR3 IBCS2) Informix on a FreeBSD system
and run it.
This was on the initial release of the IBCS2 code, and required
a lot of work to install, mostly because IBCS2 is supposed to
imply install tools, as well as execution environment.
I have also installed and run:
SVR3 (AT&T/NCR OEM release) Lotus 1-2-3
SVR3 (AT&T/NCR OEM release) Text mode WordPerfect 4.2
SVR3 (sold for SVR4; IBCS2 version) Sybase
I used the Sybase system over the network from SVR3, FreeBSD
(running SVR3 code) and NeXTStep (68030/68040/x86) clients
to run a local mirror of the Human Genome Project database
(which requires a Sybase server).
People have reported Success with WordPerfect 5.x for SCO
(X windows version), and numerous other applications.
Sean Eric Fagan has reported the ability to run the full
SCO developement softwar environment in a chroot'ed partition,
using a FreeBSD kernel.
Needless to say, I think the ABI support (which in -current
can even run Linux ELF binaries sufficient to run Mathematica
and Linux "Quake") is quite good.
Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.