compile freebsd on ubuntu

Thomas Mueller mueller6722 at
Wed Apr 28 09:36:01 UTC 2021

> On Wed, 28 Apr 2021 02:39:43 +0000
> "Thomas Mueller" <mueller6722 at> wrote:

> > My question would be the other way around, how to cross-compile Linux
> > from FreeBSD or NetBSD.
> > This would not be a full-fledged Ubuntu or other fancy distro, but more
> > comparable to FreeBSD or NetBSD base system.
>         I'd be inclined to use a jail with a Linux userland in it, they
> work well - I have one running CUPS so that I can use the Brother binary
> drivers without losing my sanity (I tried to install them in FreeBSD CUPS
> once!). 

> --
> Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

I don't have the Linux userland yet, have parts, still need to build gcc and the Linux kernel.

With FreeBSD's and NetBSD's Linux emulations, maybe I could temporarily get by even without the Linux kernel.

I know what you mean by printing difficulties in FreeBSD.

My experience with HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf MFP is such that I don't want to buy another HP product ever again.

Big problem was the need for a proprietary binary plugin needed for full functionality.  It was never able to download.


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