OMSA for Red Hat 9?

Peter Serwe peter at
Fri Feb 2 17:30:42 CST 2007

I would strongly recommend that you don't consider Fedora for an 
application that
needs to be stable, doesn't need bleeding-edge hardware support, and 
want maximum
compatibility with oldschool RH9 without being RHEL4 which costs way too 
for what it is (IMHO).  In jumps CentOS.  A living, breathing free 
clone(ish) of the
upstream, with a focus on not breaking things.


Cameron Showalter wrote:
> which POS software are you using?   I have a counterpoint point of sale
> server that used to run on RH9, prior to that was RH7, and prior to that
> SCO.   runs great on Centos 4.4, as long as compat-libstdc is installed.
> Adam Williams wrote:
>> yup same here.  We have a point of sale cash register here that talks to 
>> a server with all the prices, inventory, etc and the software is all 
>> written for RH9.  I don't know why the vendor can't use fedora with 
>> backwards compatibility libs, I bet they haven't even tried.
>> Michael_E_Brown at wrote:
>>> Yes, I know, but hey, dont laugh. I even know people inside Dell that run RH9 because they develop for embedded, and the embedded dev toolkit only runs on RH9. Sad, but true.
>>> --
>>> Michael
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