FreeBSD & Linux distro

Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at
Tue Feb 19 13:26:22 UTC 2008

Lone Wolf wrote:
> Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote: > Hi.
>>> How FreeBSD differ from any Linx distro like Ubuntu?
>> by not being linux at all.
> But according to Wikipedia, FreeBSD is able to run Linux compatible software without any problems  (exception for  Linux Kernel 2.6) 
> I can't run Linux software on FreeBSD?

You need to install a minimal Linux environment that contains the libraries 
your Linux software is linked to emulators/linux_base-fc4.

You also need to load the Linux compatibility module:

# kldload linux

or for permanent use add:


to your /boot/loader.conf file.

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