Trouble running Mathematica

Lothar Braun freebsd-stable at
Sat Nov 10 08:06:15 PST 2007

Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> When I run Mathematica 5.2 on FreeBSD RELENG_7 I get the following message:
> /usr/local/mma52/SystemFiles/Kernel/Binaries/Linux/MathKernel: error
> while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/ ELF file OS ABI
> invalid

I got a similar message, when i tried to run skype_devel. The solution
was to run

sysctl compat.linux.osrelease=2.4.20

and put "compat.linux.osrelease=2.4.20" into my /etc/sysctl.conf. This
may help you, too.


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