Why are there two different installers for Linux? Which one should I use?
There are two installers because there are two separate JMP executables. One JMP executable runs under the Linux kernel 2.4.18 with gcc version 2.96 while the other executable runs under the Linux kernel 2.4.20 with gcc 3.2.2 or above. The JMP executable for one kernel/gcc combination will not run under the other kernel/gcc combination.
By having two executables, JMP can run on Red Hat Advanced Server, which is based on the 2.4.18 kernel, and the more current releases of Linux from Red Hat, SuSE, Mandrake, etc., which are based on the 2.4.20 kernel.
To determine the version of the Linux kernel, issue the following:
To determine the gcc version, issue the following:
The information from these commands can then be used to determine which installer is appropriate to use for your system.
FAQ # 2074
Last Updated: 2003 Sep 30