64 bit linux binary support

William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Wed Jan 13 15:58:11 UTC 2016

The FreeBSD wiki reports that there is no support for running 64-bit 
linux binaries under FreeBSD. The file utility does recognize the binary 
format, including listing a runtime loader to use when running them:

[wam at devbox, TEST, 9:57:52am] 1039 % lltr *fpbl*
-rw-------  1 wam  users   3162 Feb 12  2012 fpbl.f
-rw-------  1 wam  users  13110 May 25  2014 OUTPUT.fpbl.linux.txt
-rw-------  1 wam  users  11760 Sep  5 10:04 fpbl.c
-rw-------  1 wam  users  13142 Sep  5 10:05 OUTPUT.fpbl.FreeBSD.txt
-rwx------  1 wam  users  17909 Sep  9 08:10 fpbl.linux*
-rwx------  1 wam  users  18003 Oct  4 09:31 fpbl*
[wam at devbox, TEST, 9:58:02am] 1040 % file fpbl fpbl.linux
fpbl:       ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (FreeBSD), 
dynamically linked, interpreter /libexec/ld-elf.so.1, for FreeBSD 9.3, 
not stripped
fpbl.linux: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (GNU/Linux), 
dynamically linked, interpreter /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2, for 
GNU/Linux 2.6.32, 
BuildID[sha1]=882754a79d9e9583eff5f710da6a3d0eb3251fa2, not stripped
[wam at devbox, TEST, 9:58:05am] 1041 % uname -a
FreeBSD devbox 9.3-RELEASE-p30 FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE-p30 #0: Mon Nov 2 
10:11:50 UTC 2015 
root at amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
[wam at devbox, TEST, 10:00:26am] 1042 %

Furthermore, the docker wiki page refers to newly available (as of last 
summer) 64-bit linux support. How is progress for supporting execution 
of 64-bit linux binaries proceeding ? TIA & have a good one.

P.S. I also noticed a docker pkg available for some months now for 9.3R. 
I installed it a while back, but haven't played around w/ it yet. The 
docker wiki page says docker only runs under FSSD 11.0, is the 9.3R pkg 
just a robo-build artifact, or possibly working OK-ish ?


	William A. Mahaffey III


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