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Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Wed Dec 7 06:25:15 PST 2005

"Kiffin Gish" <kiffin at> writes:

> I guess what I was trying to say is that I am very confused about all this
> linux compatible stuff. I noticed there are many emulator ports for red hat,
> suse, etc. and it is not clear to me which strategy to use. There's even an
> Xfree linux compat in there, what for?

For linking to Linux applications.

> If I have an executable complaining that it cannot find, what
> can I do?

Since it's supposed to be a Linux application, it should be getting it
out of the Linux compatibility area.  You said that was in place, so
the question is why the linker isn't finding that one.

> Perhaps there is a useful guide out there someplace, the FreeBSD handbook
> chapter on the subject is very short.

"man linux", for one thing.

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