why does linux-base-f7 exist if the binary compatibility is to a kernel too old to run it? (and how to change that?)

Pieter de Goeje pieter at degoeje.nl
Fri Feb 8 17:26:42 UTC 2008

On Friday 08 February 2008, Steve Franks wrote:
> But there are sites (such as this one:
> http://www.linux.com/feature/53055) that talk about actually using
> linux_base-fc8 (which I can't even find on 7.0rc1).  How is that
> possible if the kernel is too old for it?

You can "upgrade" the kernel by setting compat.linux.osrelease to 2.6.16. Note 
that there are still some issues with that version. Look here 
http://wiki.freebsd.org/linux-kernel for more information.
> Steve

Pieter de Goeje

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