Subject: Re: How good is FreeBSD emulation?
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 09/22/2000 09:34:37
On Fri, 22 Sep 2000, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
: > Hmmm... just did. It doesn't work, although I may have it setup
: > incorrectly. I installed the freebsd package from emul, but it doesn't
: > work. A 'file' on the program reveals that it is an ELF executable - IIRC
: > there was a message about 1.5ALPHA2 not supporting ELF.
: > Am I out of luck? Or did I potentially mess up the emul installation?
: Arg, yes I think FreeBSD/ELF isn't supported yet :(
I'll say this again, since you probably missed it the first time... ;)
We support FreeBSD ELF binaries in 1.5 and -current, and enough FreeBSD 3.x
syscalls to make most binaries work. However, you need the
_correct_ELF_libraries_ or else stuff won't run.
If no one beats me to it, I plan to make a FreeBSD 3.x compat pkg a little
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> * http://www.wasabisystems.com/
-- Speed, stability, security, and support. Wasabi NetBSD: Run with it.