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Re: [vox-tech] Linux on an Alpha server
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Re: [vox-tech] Linux on an Alpha server

Special programs that use the cpu or have x86 asm routines.

Places to worry:
Linux x86 vmware, DOSEmu, Wine, Basalisk.
(This does not mean they will NOT work, it is just a list of things that I
would not be surprised if they did not work.)

There have been some "bugs" in endian handling with obscure results when
compiled for x86 linux vs other architectures - dont recall if the Alpha
was one of these, though PPC was. (EG reiserfs - resolved i think)



Steven Peck said:
> Greetings,
> I have the opportunity to pick up a Compaq Alpha server cheap.  If I get
> a Liux distro working on it, what kind of issues could I can I expect
> trying to compile other programs to run on it such as Postfix?
> -sp

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