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GE's not supported on different Linux distributions

asked 2015-09-21 06:49:11 +0100

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We're implementing a backend system where we'd like to use multiple generic enablers on the same server, they but as it turns out they some of them only runs on specific Linux distributions.

Our server runs CentOS where we're currently using the Context Broker enabler. The Identity Management - Keyrock enabler is something we'd like to use as well, but it only runs on Ubuntu, and the developer says it's not possible to make it run on CentOS because they'd have to rewrite a large portion of the code in order for it to work.

If one of the goals with the FIWare enablers is that they should be able to interoperate and connect easily between each other for easy production and scaling of a product, shouldn't they be able to run on the same base system?

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answered 2015-09-26 09:04:43 +0100

Development of different GEs is done by different teams, based on different baseline technologies, so standardizing on a single Linux distribution would be too restrictive. The way interoperability and portability requirements are being addressed is by adopting Docker as the main mechanism to package and deliver FIWARE GEs. Some of the GE are already available as Docker images, while other are in the process of being converted (and published at https://hub.docker.com/u/fiware/).

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