Installing linux libraries not in /usr/ports

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Thu Jun 28 00:11:43 UTC 2007

On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 02:09:04 +0400
Boris Samorodov <bsam at> wrote:

> On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 19:20:05 +1000 Norberto Meijome wrote:
> > I'm testing the latest skype beta for linux from skype's site (1.4 ), ideally viewing to update the port while learning in the process.
> > I've resolved all dependencies so far (listed after my sig), except for :
> > => not found
> > I do have libsigc++ 2. installed in my system, but I believe I need the linux version , correct?
> > Now, linux-libsigc doesn't exist in ports. I'm faced with 2 options:
> > 1) installing libsigc from FC4 (the linux subsystem version I'm using) via RPM , but it seems only 1.5 has been packaged - i can't seem to find 2.0 anywhere.
> Well, it really simple here, just use . And
> using "" as a search pattern will give you an
> answer: it is an "extra" for FC4 (libsigc++20-2.0.17-1.i386.rpm).
> And here is the link at
> PS. Seems that you have missed an "extra" category while searching. ;-)

oops thanks!!! and sorry :)
Anyway, my actual problem wasn't with the rpm or not
rpm (I was going to end up finding it's been a while I *had* to go
into rpm world), but what is the best approach to installing this - chroot to
the linux subsystem and install from there? It seems rpm is already installed
in my system (BSD, not linux subsystem) ... should I use that ? 

thanks , and sorry for waisting your time w/the rpm:)

{Beto|Norberto|Numard} Meijome


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