how to use linux .so in freebsd application

Chicky ShnoodleSoup chickyshnoodlesoup at
Wed Aug 24 23:46:24 GMT 2005

I guess I found the answer to my question (thanks Google Groups!):

>On Fri, May 27, 2005 at 03:10:13PM -0700, Simeon Nifos wrote:
>> Hallo everybody,
>> 1:) Suppose I have a Linux Library
>> And I want to link it with my main.c compiled
>> in FreeBSD. How can I achieve that?
>You can't. You may not need to though. What are you really trying to
>achieve? :)

and that's you can't use a linux library from a freebsd program :(


On 8/22/05, Chicky ShnoodleSoup <chickyshnoodlesoup at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks to the linux binary compatibility
> (
> I am able to run a linux application using the linux dynamic library
> on a freebsd machine.
> Now I am trying to get a freebsd application (same application but
> compiled on freebsd) using the linux .so (don't have the source to
> compile it on freebsd) running on freebsd.
> Is that possible? if yes, how to do it?
> How to tell the compiler to use freebsd libraries for the application
> and the linux ones for the linux .so?
> Thanks,
> C

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