Alexander Leidinger

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Mar
13

New Cen­tOS linux_base for test­ing soonish

It seems my HOWTO cre­ate a new linux_base port was not too bad. There is now a PR for a Cen­tOS 6 based linux_base port. I had a quick look at it and it seems that it is nearly usable to include into the Ports Col­lec­tion (the SRPMs need to be added, but that can be done within some minutes).

When FreeBSD 8.3 is released and the Ports Col­lec­tion open for sweep­ing com­mits again, I will ask port­mgr to do a repo-copy for the new port and com­mit it. This is just the linux_base port, not the com­plete infra­struc­ture which is needed to com­pletely replace the cur­rent default lin­ux­u­la­tor user­land. This is just a start. The process of switch­ing to a more recent linux_base port is a long process, and in this case depends upon enough sup­port in the sup­ported FreeBSD releases.

Atten­tion: Any­one installing the port from the PR should be aware that using it is a highly exper­i­men­tal task. You need to change the lin­ux­u­la­tor to imper­son­ate him­self as a linux 2.6.18 ker­nel (described in the pkg-message of the port), and the code in FreeBSD is far from sup­port­ing this. Any­one who wants to try it is wel­come, but you have to run FreeBSD-current as of at least the last week­end, and watch out for ker­nel mes­sages about unsup­ported syscalls. Reports to emulation@FreeBSD.org please, not here on the webpage.

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