old program compatibility with FreeBSD 6.1

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Sat May 13 05:35:10 PDT 2006

On Saturday 13 May 2006 20:59, Dan Strick wrote:
> When I attempt to run a program compiled on release 5.4 under
> release 6.1, the system complains that it cannot find libc.so.5.
> On my release 5.4 system, /usr/lib/compat contains old shared
> libraries.  On my release 6.1 system, /usr/lib/compat contains
> only the aout subdirectory.
> Is this a bug in release 6.1?

I think you need to install ports/misc/compat5x

You can probably use your existing libraries by calling ldconfig but I don't 
see any reason to not do it "the right way".

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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