How to enable Linujx binary compatibility using sysinstall

RW fbsd06 at
Tue Mar 18 16:14:09 PDT 2008

On Tue, 18 Mar 2008 21:46:11 +0000
RW <fbsd06 at> wrote:

> > Why does the ports install require all these other packages, when
> > none of these are installed if you remember to select the "Enable
> > Linux binary compatibility" option during install?
> They are dependencies of the particular application, or linux-base.

I didn't quite get that you were talking about just installing a

The reason is that sysinstall uses a FreeBSD package, but the port
installs from whatever the Linux distro uses, in this case Fedora RPM
packages. The port therefore requires the FreeBSD RPM port and its

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