Linux Binary Compatibility: Libpam compile for FreeBSD

Traiano Welcome Traiano.Welcome at
Mon Aug 1 22:07:00 UTC 2011

Hi Boris

 (apologies for top-posting)

 Thanks, I had to go this way in the end. My process was:

 1. enable linux binary compatibility on freebsd.
 2. build a debian chroot environment using debootstrap
 3. obtain some binaries that I could not find in the debian package repos by extracting them directly from the from binary packages with rpm2cpio
 4. copy all the linux binaries to /usr/compat/linux/lib ... as per the FreeBSD Handbook
  After that the binary works perfectly :-) FreeBSD Linux-Binary-Compatibility FTW!!!


From: Boris Samorodov [bsam at]
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2011 10:23 PM
To: Traiano Welcome
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: Linux Binary Compatibility: Libpam compile for FreeBSD

Hi All,

On Mon, 1 Aug 2011 14:30:32 +0000 Traiano Welcome wrote:

> I need to run a linux binary on freebsd 7.3 that expects to link to
> I can't seem to find how to compile libpam (linux-pam) on
> freebsd, or locate some kind of compatible binary I can run on freebsd
> with linux binary compatibility enabled in the ports tree either.

> Would anyone know if there is a freebsd port of linux libpam, or a
> source package I could easily compile for freebsd 7.3 and upward ?

> Informational: The binary I'm trying to run is "wmic" , a windows
> management instrumentation client, for monitoring windows systems via
> wmi. There does not seem to be a wmi client available for FreeBSD,
> hence me resorting to a binary compiled for linux :-(

> some information on the binary:

> ---
> wmic: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), for
> GNU/Linux 2.2.5, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), not stripped
> ---

> running it:

> ---
> ./wmic: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open
> shared object file: No such file or directory
> ---

> Any other suggestions that might help resolving this quandary would be
> welcome :-)

You may try to install that package by hand:

Hint: there is a how-to about installing linux packages by hand at the
FreeBSD Handbook.

WBR, bsam

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