NewsForge: Setting Up Linux Compatibility on FreeBSD 6

“As a FreeBSD desktop user I occasionally feel left out when it
comes to the availability of applications, particularly desktop
applications or binary-only browser plugins produced by commercial
closed source vendors. Sometimes a good alternative lurks in the
vast FreeBSD ports collection, but not always. The version
available may lag a couple of revisions behind what I need, or the
port might exclude my particular architecture. Fortunately, FreeBSD
can run binaries and shared libraries that have been compiled for
Linux and other Unix ABIs (such as SVR4 and SCO).

“In this article I will cover the steps necessary to enable and
configure Linux binary compatibility on FreeBSD 6. I’ll also share
a couple of my own experiences with getting some well-known desktop
Linux applications to run on FreeBSD 6…”