[CentOS] CentOS-3, is this what I need?
animator333 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 13 12:12:24 UTC 2010
I am new to linux and so far I have only used ubuntu. I have
developed a python application which I would like package and
distribute. The problem with
packaging tools such as pyinstaller and
cx_freeze is that you have to compile the bootloader first. Now If I
compile the loader on karmic 9.10, the binary
would suffer from
compatibility issue. In other words I won't be able to execute the app
on a lower version such as ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS.
The solution is to
use as much as old libc as you can to compile the bootloader. It seems
CentOS-3 is based on glibc 2.3, which is pretty old and if I compile
and do other stuff of on CentOS-3, it'll do the job and hopefully covers
almost all the end user base that I am expecting will use the app. It
may possible that
I might face some issues with my requirements
mentioned below but I have no practical idea about them.
mentioned before that I am new to linux and I always prefer to use
VirtualBox, when ever I try any new distribution.
In short these
are my requirements and I would like to know whether CentOS-3 is the
right choice for me or not?
1. Use VirtualBox. XP Host &
2. python 2.6.4
3. wxPython 188.8.131.52 from
4. libcairo 1.8.8
5. pycairo 1.8.6
couple of other python modules.
Are these packages available or
if not can be downloaded from other repositories? I am also concerned
about my requirements that whether they themselves will suffer from
binary dependency issue or not because I of using CentOS-3.
one also suggested that you should also compile your
requirements(python, wxpython etc.) along with the bootloader and this
would make your package and underlying libraries backward compatible and lesser chance of any failure.
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