Purchased Binaries

C. P. Ghost cpghost at cordula.ws
Sat Mar 5 18:22:15 UTC 2011

On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 10:24 PM, Doug Hardie <bc979 at lafn.org> wrote:
> Any chance those binaries might work on FreeBSD?

It depends. If they don't use too many linuxisms (stuff that is only
present in Linux but not on other Unices), they might work on FreeBSD's
Linuxulator. Just give it a try. Your binaries MIGHT work out of the box.
Install the appropriate linux-* ports and kldload the linux.ko kernel module.

However, if they require (and provide) a custom Linux kernel driver
module to complement their userland program, you're out of luck...
unless you choose to run it in a virtualized environment... say, like
a CentOS guest in a VirtualBox running on a FreeBSD host.

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