From Python on Solaris to Python on LINUX

Philipp Hagemeister phihag at phihag.de
Thu Sep 15 18:26:04 CEST 2011


> 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
http://www.debian.org/CD/ , the current debian version is 6.0. As you
can't see at the moment on http://kernel.org/ , 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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