Subject: Re: How good is FreeBSD emulation?
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: port-i386
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
later on....

-- Todd Vierling <>  *
-- Speed, stability, security, and support.  Wasabi NetBSD:  Run with it.