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Re: Porting UNIX to AS/400


  • Subject: Re: Porting UNIX to AS/400
  • From: Patrick Townsend <townsend@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 17:18:14 -0700
  • Organization: Patrick Townsend & Associates, Inc.

fixed

Bob,

If the applications are written in ANSI or POSIX C you can port them to
run on the AS/400 with some modifications for the different operating
systems. There is no way to run them without conversion. But we've done
several UNIX to AS/400 ports and it can be done. Relatively painlessly
if the developer had portation in mind. Can be a nightmare otherwise. 

At one time IBM maintained a web location that discussed UNIX
conversions to the AS/400. You might try doing a search on the
www.as400.ibm.com web site. 

You will also find Redbooks on the subject of porting UNIX applications
to the AS/400. Try this link:

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/html/as400/infocenter.html

You will find a lot of help in this list, too.

Patrick

"Marion, Bob" wrote:
> 
> Greetings:
> 
> I am researching for options that are available to port a unix application to 
>an AS/400;  load the files in to the IFS and port/convert the programs via? to 
>what language?.  The location of a white paper listing the options would be 
>ideal along with any additional personal experiences.  Many of my apps runs on 
>the AS/400, however this app does not and if the AS/400 could run some type of 
>unix emulation, or run a different personality, or can it run on the IPCS 
>card?   We would move the app over and run as is and then convert to the 
>native 400 packages at a later time.
> 
> TIA
> 
> Bob Marion
> AS/400 Technical Support
> Phone:  972/461-3186
> Fax:  972/461-3030
> EMail:  bob.marion@ps.net
> 
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