Which linux_base port to use?

Andrew Pantyukhin infofarmer at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 15:38:54 PST 2006

On 1/30/06, Joel Hatton <freebsd-questions at auscert.org.au> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to try a linux binary application (Arkeia backup server) under
> FreeBSD R6, so naturally this means linux compatibility, but I'm a little
> confused - until today I presumed that only one 'linux_base' port existed.
> A brief inspection of the Makefile for linux_base shows it to be Redhat
> 7.3 level, but as 8 and 9 are available I don't know if I should choose
> one of these later releases or another flavor entirely. I'm able to obtain
> the software package for quite a few different linux distributions and
> releases, and I don't need X11, so I guess I can narrow it down a little
> that way as some linux_base* are more minimal than others, but I'd like
> to pick the one that is most regularly maintained and least likely to cause
> me issues down the track.
> Any suggestions?
> thanks,
> -- Joel Hatton --
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There's a good article on linux compatibility:

Try to stick with the default (linux_base-8), then try rh-9.

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