Re: Using Linux emulation in FreeBSD to run a Debian Linux userland
I understand that Debian GNU/kFreeBSD currently builds software using
the FreeBSD ABI. It might be easier to make some changes to FreeBSD's
linux emulation and Debian Linux's packages so that the FreeBSD kernel
could boot a Linux userland using the same binaries used in Debian
Linux. This would make many things start working and reduce the things
that you need to maintain dramatically.
Please could, you give us some examples of what does not work correctly
using FreeBSD ABI and works using Linuxator ABI ?
There is not much interest in this in either Gentoo or FreeBSD, but I
thought it might be worthwhile to share the idea with you. Right now, I
have Gentoo Linux's userland running in a FreeBSD jail nearly perfectly,
so it is definitely possible.
What kind of userland ? Do you have working X-server, attached printers,
Please see in http://wiki.debian.org/Debian_GNU/kFreeBSD_FAQ
Q: Is it possible to run Linux binaries under Debian GNU/kFreeBSD kernel?
A: Only as long as standard FreeBSD Linux Compatibility Layer is
sufficient. Some symlinks might be missing. The basic linux-i386 chroot of
etch and lenny under kfreebsd-amd64 and kfreebsd-i386 works.