@SUBJECT:Re: SCO unix "version" 4.2 (was: Re: SCO marketroids strike
Organization: Haapi's Hangout
Ooooh! Way cool! Thought I'd post this here, since discussions onQuote:>25:dynamic linking - on SVR4, the dynamic linking is symbolic. This increases
> portability. (case in point: A Linux person has managed to get SVR4 ELF
> binaries running under Linux. System call compatability was not required,
> only symbol name compatability was needed). This allows you to replace
> symbols from one library with another.
binary compatibility for Linux and Xenix and ISC have begun in c.o.l.
The current Xenix/SysV.3 binary compatibility that exists in ISC and
SCO products is fairly limited. It almost always falls down when
networking is involved or VGA hardware access is attempted. I have
seen a Xenix UNIFY DBMS installed installed and run fine under SCO
UNIX, though, so I know the binary compatibility is valuable.
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