running linux programs

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Wed Nov 5 15:30:06 PST 2008

On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 6:19 PM, prad <prad at> wrote:
> 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?

You could use linux binary compatability.

> 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.

What errors do you get? What `./configure' options do you give it?

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

Glen Barber

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