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    A question about linux applications and cross-compatability

    I've downloaded many different versions of Linux, including Mandrake 9.1, RedHat 9, and Lycoris b119 and I have thousands of applications and programs on the large quantity of disks. I am wondering if the programs are cross compatable? For instance, can you use a RedHat server or text editor on Mandrake or vice versa.

    Thanks for any info!

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    Täby, Sweden
    More or less, so to speak. Since RPM packages are all binary, they need certain files and configurations to match perfectly, especially libraries. It's often a better idea to just go download the source and compile it directly on your distro.

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