From Python on Solaris to Python on LINUX

GrayShark howe.steven at
Thu Sep 15 13:27:53 EDT 2011

I think that was more of a version question the Kernel questin

1) you can install any and all versions python on a linux computer.
You just need you app to select the correct path, correct python 
interpret. Likely there many be some some drivers in /dev that are
not the same as in Solaris. But that shouldn't daunt you. 
So start by installing python2.3, then test and fix version by version
through python2.7. python3.0 might be a pretty be rewrite.

2) Try to pick a version of linux supported locally; likely SuSE, even 
though Novell/Attachmate owns it. SuSE seems popular in Europe.

On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:26:04 +0200, Philipp Hagemeister wrote:

>> What are the traps to be avoided?
> Assuming you're not using any OS features (scan the code for "/dev" and
> "/proc"), the transition from Solaris to Linux will be seamless.
> Your main problem will be the transition from the archaic Python 2.3 to
> a modern one. Luckily, all 2.x Pythons should be backwards-compatible.
> In summary, your application should work just fine (although being
> written in 2.3, it's probably not as maintainable as a modern
> application would).
>> What is the most recent version on LINUX?
> There are multiple Linux distributions which can differ quite a lot.
> debian, Ubuntu, and CentOS are popular ones. As you can see on
> , the current debian version is 6.0. As you
> can't see at the moment on , the current Linux kernel
> version is 3.0 (although most distribution will want to test the kernel
> and therefore include a slightly older one).
> -- Philipp

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