Re: How to move a program from sco openserver 5.04 to newer platform

How do I get g77 for ubuntu?
apt-get g77 says g77 is not available but is referred to by another package. Any idea what that package is?

"Nico Kadel-Garcia" <nkadel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:08b89cc6-1812-44e9-8bbf-962eb0c69764@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Aug 25, 5:18 pm, "Jay" <jt123...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have a a program custom written in fortran that is running on my sco
openserver 5.04 box. When I ftp the program over to an ubuntu box and run
the program it returns a syntax error. Apparently UNIX and Linux aren't
similar enough? Any ideas as to how I could get this app running on
something newer? Is another distro of linux more compatible . Any
suggestions would be appreciated greatly.

The formats of the binaries are likely to be profoundly different,
with profoundly distinct library requirements as well. I would not
personally rely on compiling anything on OpenServer 5.0.4 and being
able to run it anywhere else, not even on 5.0.5.

Do you have source code? If so, you should be able to recompile with
'g77' under Ubuntu, which is the gcc wrapper for the old 'f2c'
toolkit, designed to transform Fortran into C, and which actually
generates reasonably efficient and standards compliant code for my
acquaintances with ancient Fortran components. There have been enough
changes in Fortran specifications that you may need to update your
source code, but it may save a lot of work overall.