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The company I work for is preparing to upgrade WebFOCUS and FOCUS. We're currently on HP-UX and there's discussion about moving to Linux. I would like to know about any issues others have run into converting from HP-UX to Linux, any pointers to make the conversion smoother, and if it's worth it to convert.

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Linda

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I would have thought that unix to linux should be simple.

At least that last time I worked on HP-UX it was unix.


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I had read in an old conversation on FocalPoint that some field formats changed when recreating the MFDs.
I know enough scripting to do what I need to do - we use crontab to run our overnight jobs. Does crontab exist in Linux? Is the scripting language identical or would our scripts have to be tweaked?


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Yes, crontab exists in Linux. For shell scripting, you can use a variety of shells: bash, ksh, csh, sh, etc. Depending on the Linux distribution, some of those shells might not install by default. The bash shell tends to be the default shell.


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We did that maybe 10 years ago. We outgrew our HP-UX machine and migrated from FOCUS for HP-UX to WebFOCUS on an IBM Z mainframe running SUSE Linux. I don't remember that being particularly painful. Migrating from WebFOCUS 7.6 to WebFOCUS 8 was much harder.

Yes, crontab is there and all the shells, at least in our distribution of Linux.


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