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michalq
10-Nov-2015, 13:15
Because the openSUSE 42.1 Leap is based on SLES12, is possible to run applications certified for SLES 12 on openSUSE 42.1 Leap without any problem?

Where can I find any relevant information regarding applications compatibility between these two distributuions?

Thanks in advance, Michal

smflood
10-Nov-2015, 13:33
On 10/11/2015 12:24, michalq wrote:

> Because the openSUSE 42.1 Leap is based on SLES12, is possible to run
> applications certified for SLES 12 on openSUSE 42.1 Leap without any
> problem?

Without any problem? Possibly. Without any support? That will depend on
the application, or more specifically it's vendor.

> Where can I find any relevant information regarding applications
> compatibility between these two distributuions?

I'm not sure there is any information on this. The openSUSE page on Leap
is @ https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Leap

HTH.
--
Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner

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ab
10-Nov-2015, 19:54
On 11/10/2015 05:33 AM, Simon Flood wrote:
> On 10/11/2015 12:24, michalq wrote:
>
>> Because the openSUSE 42.1 Leap is based on SLES12, is possible to run
>> applications certified for SLES 12 on openSUSE 42.1 Leap without any
>> problem?
>
> Without any problem? Possibly. Without any support? That will depend on
> the application, or more specifically it's vendor.

Sure, it may work properly. Support is another story.

>> Where can I find any relevant information regarding applications
>> compatibility between these two distributuions?
>
> I'm not sure there is any information on this. The openSUSE page on Leap
> is @ https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Leap

Consider that 42.1 is based on SLES 12 SP1. If you've seen that already,
either you're in the future (more than a day or two) or else you're seeing
things that are not there. When 12 SP1 comes out, it will have the same
codebase, largely, as openSUSE 42.1 (Leap), but until then nobody can
possibly certify for SLES 12 SP1 unless they just do so via a statement
like, "SLES 12 and subsequent SPs/patches) which is common.

Even with that in written, keep in mind that 42.1 is using a 4.x kernel,
which SLES 12 does NOT have, and I do not know that even SP1 will. Kernel
versions may mean something, or they may not, but regardless of their
actual meaning application vendors may code for one number or another if
they have any dependency on kernels, and it's common for those
dependencies to either be coded incorrectly (incorrectly detecting things,
which was detected a lot with the 2.6-to-3.0 version change) or else or
else to actual find problems that at least indicate a lack of testing by
the vendor.

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Good luck.

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