FreeBSD-similar build-from-source Linux?

App Deb appdebgr at
Wed Nov 10 18:07:49 UTC 2010

2010/11/10 O. Hartmann <ohartman at>:
> Hello out there,
> well, my question may sound heretic, but since we use mostly Linux based
> systems in our scientific environment and FreeBSD seems to lack in severe
> support in GPGPU/CUDA capable graphics boards I need to setup a kind of
> Linux facility to ensure having the software and tools I need for my work.
> I'm looking for a Linux distribution that is similar handled like FreeBSD,
> where I'm able to rebuild the whole system from sources, not even the the
> Linux kernel, also the GNU tools and the packages. Maybe there are some
> people out here having already taken this step.
> Any suggestion is appreciated,

The NVIDIA FreeBSD driver provides the cuda libraries for linux compatibilty.

So 32-bit Linux Cuda applications should work on FreeBSD.

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