BSD Today: Running Linux programs under FreeBSD
Aug 09, 2000, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clifford Smith)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Jeremy C.
Reed for this link. ]
"I had a freelance job some time back that required the flawless
import and export of horribly complex Word97 files. ...Applix for
FreeBSD just couldn't cut it. ...so I loaded up WordPerfect 8 for
Linux in /compat/linux and went to work."
"It was a smashing success. At that point, I had only one
question: How do they get an entire Linux box inside a FreeBSD
"You get an opportunity to enable Linux compatibility during
the installation of FreeBSD. If you don't do it then, and you have
the ports installed, you can cd to the
/usr/ports/emulators/linux_base and run: "
distclean". With one caveat: If the servers that hold
the Redhat 6.1 base packages are still not available to the public,
you are out of luck. (I am speaking specifically about the Redhat
servers that refused my anonymous ftp request. My machine tried
till it timed out and I went the second route, the CDROM.)"