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Host Operating Systems
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pez
2017-12-25 18:29:42 UTC
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- Hello.

I know that there is an installation program per hosting operating
system and thus I am wondering what is the purpose of that separate
"Host Operating Systems" selection during "Specific Installation".

Would you, please, suggest a reason for that?

Sincerely,

Petros Zimourtopoulos
Paul S. Person
2017-12-31 17:47:38 UTC
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- Hello.
I know that there is an installation program per hosting operating
system and thus I am wondering what is the purpose of that separate
"Host Operating Systems" selection during "Specific Installation".
Would you, please, suggest a reason for that?
So far as I know, the installers are all identical.

You download the one you want/are able to run.

You install for whatever host(s) (and target(s)) you want.

IIRC, this made sense when I had, for example, a dual-boot OS/2 & DOS
system and wanted to install OW for both and had a dial-up connection,
as it saved a long download.
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pez
2018-01-01 14:43:21 UTC
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| On 31.12.2017 18:47, Paul S. Person wrote:
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|| On Mon, 25 Dec 2017 19:29:42 +0100, pez <***@gmail.com| wrote:
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||- Hello.
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|| I know that there is an installation program per hosting operating
|| system and thus I am wondering what is the purpose of that separate
|| "Host Operating Systems" selection during "Specific Installation".
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|| Would you, please, suggest a reason for that?
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| So far as I know, the installers are all identical.
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| You download the one you want/are able to run.
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| You install for whatever host(s) (and target(s)) you want.
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| IIRC, this made sense when I had, for example, a dual-boot OS/2 & DOS
| system and wanted to install OW for both and had a dial-up connection,
| as it saved a long download.
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- Dear Mr. Person,

Thank you for your suggestion.

Yes, indeed, this make some sense, but meanwhile I read the last
three paragraphs of page 8 of "OW Fortran 77 Getting Started", v1.8,
pdf Documentation, from which I can conclude now that, during
"Selective Installation", someone can usefully add from the offered
Hosts all those Operating Systems which may coexist in the same
partition.

Sincerely yours,

Petros Zimourtopoulos

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