Subject: Re: Compatibilty with Linux or with FreeBSD
To: Gregg C Levine <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/23/2000 12:09:55
On Sun, Jul 23, 2000 at 12:59:58AM -0400, Gregg C Levine wrote:
> Hello from Gregg C Levine usually with Jedi Knight Computers
> Just out of plain curiosity, would a program written for FreeBSD work, as
> is, on NetBSD? And by the same token, would a program that was written for
> Linux, also work as is?

Do you mean at source or binary level ? I also assume you mean C or C++
At source level, porting from FreeBSD shouldn't be much troubles.
Porting from linux may need more work, especially if the writer didn't have
portability in mind.

At binary level, NetBSD can run both linux and freebsd binaries, as
long as you've set up the emulation properly (see compat_linux(8),
compat_freebsd(8) and pkgsrc/emulators/suse*).

Manuel Bouyer <>