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Will my program work on all Linux distributions?

Jun 15, 2009, 02:02 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Even though the differences are slight they can pose significant problems when a program is written to be run universally on all Linux distributions. On some the file layout may be slightly different. On other distributions there may be different, incompatible library versions. There may not even be required support programs in the distributions repository.

"Yet despite all of these problems you see pretty much the same programs on all distributions. Not just open source programs, closed source programs as well can be installed on many distributions. There are several reasons for that."

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