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Quote:>>diff between a.out and ELF? Why did Sybase not provide
>>ELF, since that seems to be "more standard" in current
>>Linux? Can one convert an a.out library to ELF?
>Well here goes. Back in the a.out days, a few of us LinuxHeads at Sybase
>pushed very hard to *give* the Linux community the libs to have fun with.
>We thought that we could make it an untested-no-charge-no-support product.
>We stuck our necks out and assured the powers that be that this would not
>generate any tech support calls. (the only way they'd agree) Guess what?
>Some idiots did anyway. We got flamed with the "I told you so". With
>egg on our faces we didn't have a leg to stand on when the decision was
>made not to release the Linux version anymore.
>If you do this, don't call Sybase tech sypport. If you are *smart* enough
>to do that, tell them that you converted the unsupported a.out linux
>version to ELF and you need support for the hackk :-) That way the a.out
>version gets pulled from the Sybase web page.
>I guess you have to work for Sybase to see the ELF version.
>Sorry... and I do mean it :-(
You and your fellow LinuxHeads at Sybase thanks for sticking your necks out !
Though ELF would be nice a.out still can be used.
What can be done to persuade your bosses. :))
We are discussing client software, which means that to use this you have
to access a server for which was paid, and for which probably
a maintenace fee is paid. If an "idiot" s:) encounters a problem and
contacts sybase he/she needs a maintenance contract nummer so what is the
Actualy I think that it would not a bad idea that for every server sold,
the client software (ct and dblib) would be free available for all
platforms. The maintenance would primarily be tied to the server than, which would make life for us, system integrators, much simpler and would mean that
a Linux port was not something special.
We start using Linux as frontends, we need contact with a Sybase database for
initialisation, not havy transaction oriented, not critical,
but more complicated with no native client libraries.
#include <stddisclaimer.h> This might not be the view of my employer.