Confused About Linux Compatibility
drew at mykitchentable.net
Fri Nov 7 17:59:33 PST 2008
Boris Samorodov wrote:
> Drew Tomlinson <drew at mykitchentable.net> writes:
>> 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
>> http://www.linux.com/articles/53055. 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
>> ** 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
>> http://wiki.freebsd.org/linux-kernel but this leaves me confused as
>> Bottom line, what linux_base port should I install and do I need to
>> set this sysctl to something? I'm confused...
> Current default (i.e. well tested and supported) linux base port is
> linux_base-fc4 with compat.linux.osrelease=2.4.2. This should be your
> first try. If you get any further questions a better mailing list (to
> look for additional information as well as asking questions) is
> freebsd-emulation at .
Thanks for your reply and the suggestion of freebsd-emulation at .
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