Linux compat / changing compat path

Gary Jennejohn gljennjohn at
Wed Mar 21 08:09:20 UTC 2018

On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:21:52 +0100
Georg Bege <georg at> wrote:

> Hello users,
> Im not sure if this is actually the right mailing list for my question.
> I was looking for something non-amd64 related - but somehow I didnt find that the other topics would be a better match too.
> Im looking for a way to change the `default` linux compatibility userspace path /compat/linux to something else.
> Basically right now, I've different jails (also Linux ones) where I keep software which is not compatible with my main system.
> Also the pkg available linux-c* packages cant suit every thing I need, so I'd like to run programs I've installed (or compiled) from my jails.
> It works if I change the above mentioned path with a symlink... however this is very unflexible.
> What would be good is if I could change it per environment - is there a way? Any environment variable perhaps?
> (And no LD_LIBRARY_PATH isnt cutting it in any cases)

emulation would be the correct mailing list.

This is defined in /usr/ports/Mk/ as
	LINUXBASE?=             /compat/linux
so theoretically it could be overridden in /etc/make.conf.

But you would have to recompile all your Linux ports.

Gary Jennejohn

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