Re: Debian FreeBSD
> Very little software should need to be recompiled in this case -- just
> use the bsd kernel with the linux compatability library.
> The post I saw looked like an attempt to marshal support for recompiling
> every debian package.
> If the purpose is indeed what you say the approach is all wrong.
Let's say you want bash on your FreeBSD system. Which approach
are you going to take?
(make sure linux compatibility is compiled into kernel)
(make sure all the necessary compatibility libraries are installed)
(get the deb)
dpkg -i bash*deb
(check to see if /bin/bash is properly branded.. oops, it isn't)
brandelf -t Linux /bin/bash
apt-get install bash
You'd probably do A? Why? Because that's pretty much your only
option. C is unavailable right now, and nobody in their right mind
would do B. Why would you use an emulated binary when you can
easily have a native one?