which linux emulator?

Boris Samorodov bsam at ipt.ru
Sun Aug 24 10:55:28 UTC 2008

(one more try; the first one didn't find it's way to questions@)

On Sat, 23 Aug 2008 18:54:19 -0700 prad wrote:

> in ports there is fedora and gentoo.
> any opinions on preferences?

Ususally you just do a cd to the linux port you need (i.e.
cd /usr/ports/print/acroread7) and do an installation. The
ports tree infrastructure Do the Right Thing itself -- install
current default and actively maintained linux base port. That's
linux_base-fc4 for now. It is used to run almost all linux
applications from ports.

There are some exceptions though. The most noticeable is net/skype
whic requires at least linux_base-fc6 port. But you will be warned
when you try to install the former.

There are some gentoo ports suitable for developing needs (i.e.
those ports contain compiters, development tools, etc.).

Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, http://www.ipt.ru Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD committer, http://www.FreeBSD.org The Power To Serve

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