FreeBSD 4.7

Matthew Gardiner kaiwai at
Thu Jul 22 20:50:52 PDT 2004

On 23/7/04 3:35 AM, "Eric Anholt" <eta at> wrote:

> On Thu, 2004-07-22 at 08:17, Matthew Gardiner wrote:
>> On 22/7/04 6:24 PM, "Manfred Goetzie" <mgoetzi at> wrote:
>>> Dear Sirs,
>>> Please excuse my bad english. I am a novice in Linux and FreeBSD. I try
>>> to execute an absolute Linux program which runs on Knoppx, Suse and
>>> RadHat to execute on FreeBsd 4.7.
>>> The error messgae is: Error while loading shared library:
>>> cannot open shared library object file: No such file or directory.
>>> Can you help me how i can solve this problem.
>> Ok, list the files in /usr/X11R6/lib/libXrandr* and create a symbolic link
>> between the real one and
>> Matty
> From that message I guessed that he was trying to run a Linux binary, so
> linking a library from the FreeBSD side will just cause more pain.  The
> solution would be to go find a linux (perhaps from those
> linux systems mentioned) and copy that in.

True, I guess it depends on your mileage and how much the binary actually
relies on the library.

With that being said, it would be interesting to know what the binary is;
whether there is the source code and whether it is portable to FreeBSD.


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