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new makeSCF / SGI OS assumptions

Bonfield James jkb at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jul 13 02:58:43 EST 1995

Don Hutchison wrote:

>I downloaded the new makeSCF from /staden/sgi (as binary), but it failed
>to process the sample files ... I think it couldn't find one (or more) of
>the libraries.
>Could this be because it is assuming a 5.3 system?

Indeed. We have Irix 4.0.5F binaries for it too; however we've just purchased
a 5.3 based system (the 4.0.5F wasn't ours anyway) and have recompiled
everything. We know little on how compatible such things are. Would anyone
care to inform us which Irix versions are binary compatible with which others?

>We are upgrading from 5.2 soon and will be able to test this, but if
>someone can confirm/debunk this theory,  please do.

Does this imply that Irix 5.3 binaries are even incompatible with Irix 5.2!

James Bonfield (jkb at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk)   Tel: 01223 402499   Fax: 01223 412282
Medical Research Council - Laboratory of Molecular Biology,
Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QH, England.

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