Confused About Linux Compatibility

Drew Tomlinson drew at
Fri Nov 7 09:23:53 PST 2008

I am attempting to install a Linux RPM of Legato's Networker Backup 
Client on FBSD 7.1  I do not know if this is possible but I hope so.  :)

I have followed instructions in the Handbook and  I am at the point of installing an 
appropriate linux_base port and linux_base-f8 seemed like the most 
recent/reasonable.  However when I attempt to install, I get this output:

** Port marked as IGNORE: emulators/linux_base-f8:
        compat.linux.osrelease: 2.4.2 is not supported
** Listing the failed packages (-:ignored / *:skipped / !:failed)
        - emulators/linux_base-f8

Further Google searches suggest that compat.linux.osrelease is a sysctl 
setting.  I've seen reference to setting it to 2.6.16 but also that this 
is experimental.  I found but this 
leaves me confused as well.

Bottom line, what linux_base port should I install and do I need to set 
this sysctl to something?  I'm confused...



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