running linux programs

prad prad at
Wed Nov 5 15:19:10 PST 2008

if i want to run a linux program that is not offered in the linux-*
collection, can i compile it so that it will be run through the
emulator rather than as a freebsd program?

for instance, i want to run chessdb (a maintained version of scid which
is in the ports) and there is a tarball for unix:

ChessDB-3.6.18.tar.gz UNIX/Linux tarball.

but it doesn't seem to compile properly on freebsd.

i was wondering if i could compile it in linux, but there doesn't seem
to be any compiler present in /compat/linux ...

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