Has anyone on this list had any success with installing and using Open Cobol on RH or CentOS?
Any pointers would be very welcome.
I have Googled and am working with Vince on the Open Cobol mailing list to try to resolve installation problems.
I played with it once years ago; it seemed to work Ok. Sadly, COBOL is
not COBOL and ISAM is not ISAM, so code portability isn’t likely and the
Open COBOL application possibly won’t be able to access the files from
an RM or Acu COBOL application [some things never change]. So you’d at
least have to export / import any data between COBOL compilers.
At least COBOL had a relatively simple and reliable way to produce CRUD
screens; which just about every other environment *still* lacks – at
least the Open Source onces. Oh well.
Thanks very much, I removed all of the stuff that I had manually
downloaded and followed your instructions and the “make check” completed
all tests without errors.
Making rpm of it right now….
Just in case, it also compiles in CentOS 5.8; ncurses-libs is missing
in yum there though. Maybe it is not needed at all.
Please do not top post. Thanks for checking. Links to the rpms are below.