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#16304 - 06/04/02 11:05 PM Compatability  
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Here's probably a really easy question. Are packages from one distro compatible with others? For instance lets say that I've bought a full edition of SuSE with all the trimmings would I be able to install all those packages that came with it onto lets say a mandrake or redhat basic install?

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#16305 - 06/05/02 03:08 AM Re: Compatability  
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Yes, it shouldn't be a problem. They are linux based files, as long as you have the extracting tool for it, then no problem. I do it all the time.


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#16306 - 06/06/02 01:30 PM Re: Compatability  
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yeah most install packages for linux comes in either tar.gz format or RPM so either way they can be used on all distros.

then it's a matter of the kernel (/me finx) wether or not the prog will actually run correctly.

but the
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#16307 - 06/06/02 01:35 PM Re: Compatability  
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and installed libraries...

installing (updating) libraries can be a pain in the ass


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#16308 - 06/06/02 06:59 PM Re: Compatability  
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Yes it is, but you do what ya gonna do.


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#16309 - 06/17/02 02:25 PM Re: Compatability  
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On the most part it shouldn't be a problem at all, but on slackware that's where it's only problem comes in at. It's got a rather weak packaging system, but things should still work properly in most cases.


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