Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sun 21 Dec 2014, 14:13
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » House Training » HOWTO ( Solutions )
Old binaries will run in Puppy!
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Author Message
Anna Merikin

Joined: 20 Jun 2005
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Tue 21 Jun 2005, 00:06    Post_subject:  Old binaries will run in Puppy!  

Puppy seems not be very choosy about what binaries it will run; I have a few favorite programs, some compiled on RH-6.2! with the 2.2 kernel and gcc <2.95 iirc and I found some of them ran fine even from their DOS archive. A build of ytree from a recent SuSE is bigger than the dotpup but works perfectly, if a little differently. e , a commandline algebraic solver, dropped in without a hitch.

I haven't tried to do this with complex programs or anything requiring x-window support, but if I have some time on my hands, I have an old binary package of Blackbox windowmanager with pager and key-binder that I would love to try.

I'll let you know how it goes.

BTW, if anyone would like the binary (or source) to e , drop me a note @ AnnamerikinAToperamail.com, making the obvious substitution. It's no longer maintained, AFAICT.
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
Bruce B


Joined: 18 May 2005
Posts: 11131
Location: The Peoples Republic of California

PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun 2005, 22:06    Post_subject:  

Anna, we can send private messages, so we don't need to post the email address. Just click on the PM button if you wish to send a private message to a registered user.

As far as adding apps to Puppy there are so many possibilities.
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
Anna Merikin

Joined: 20 Jun 2005
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Thu 23 Jun 2005, 12:37    Post_subject: thanqx  

As you can tell, I'm a nooB here. Thanks for the tip.
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
Bruce B


Joined: 18 May 2005
Posts: 11131
Location: The Peoples Republic of California

PostPosted: Fri 24 Jun 2005, 15:16    Post_subject:  

Anna, I have SuSE professional v 7.0 and Red Hat Deluxe 6.1, it you can think if any old utilities or apps that might be good for Puppy let me know. I can test them and make a dotpup.

Personally, I hate bloatware and am often more satisfied with the type of small useful apps included with Puppy.

Also is you have some packages you want tested or whatever, please post about them.
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
Display_posts:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
 Forum index » House Training » HOWTO ( Solutions )
Jump to:  

Rules_post_cannot
Rules_reply_cannot
Rules_edit_cannot
Rules_delete_cannot
Rules_vote_cannot
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0409s ][ Queries: 11 (0.0030s) ][ GZIP on ]