Linux compatibility with more than one Linux installed?
dnebdal at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 11:23:23 UTC 2011
On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 10:05 AM, Lars Engels <lars.engels at 0x20.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 03:27:15PM +0100, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
>> you can install the gentoo linux-dist in parallel to the default
>> linux-base. Gentoo will be in /usr/local, not in /compat/linux. As
>> such you have to manually start programs there via chroot. This means
>> you do not have access to you FreeBSD files like normally, except you
>> do null-mounts into the gentoo area. It also means your experience
>> will not be as "integrated" as with the defaut linux-base (the
>> linux-base port does some effort to integrate FreeBSD config files and
>> installed resources like fonts).
>> Just switching between them, like changing a symlink, is theoretically
>> possible, but the gentoo linux-dist port is not designed for this kind
>> of integration. It's a linux-"dist" port, not a linux-"base" port.
> What is it good for, then?
I'd guess it's useful if you want to build or install some more
complicated linux software, since you can use portage to handle the
installed software on the linux side independent of the FreeBSD side
(and you get to use portage to install linux packages).
Much the same idea as the debootstrap one, I guess. :)
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