This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating
systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS,
or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open
This is an old article about SCO Unix running Unixware binaries with osrcompat and is only left here for historical purposes.
There is lots of Linux, Mac OS X and general Unix info elsewhere on
this site: Search this site is the best
way to find anything.
Maybe, but definitely not without the OSRcompat package. This
package provides the libraries and hooks necessary to run Unixware
Note that binary compatibility doesn't guarantee a working
program. The program's code can be looking for particular directory
structures, expecting certain PATHS, or be expecting particular
behaviour from system commands. Those problems hold true in the
other direction also: while OSR5 binaries will run on Unixware 7, a
particular application may not.
You can install OSRcompat from the Unixware/Openserver
Development Kit CD or download it from http://www.sco.com/download
(it's the "Binary Compatibility" module). Note that it is installed
with pkgadd, not custom.
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