Linked by Andrew Youll on Fri 13th Jan 2006 17:28 UTC, submitted by Nix_User
FreeBSD "One of the more intriguing capabilities of the BSD operating systems is their ability to run binaries for other Unix-like operating systems. I recently found myself requiring the commercial PGP Command Line for a project. Rather than install a Linux box just for this one piece of software, I jumped through some hoops and made it work perfectly on one of my existing FreeBSD systems. Getting a random piece of commercial Linux software running on a FreeBSD system isn't always as transparent as you might like, but you can do it with a minimum of fuss if you have a few extra troubleshooting skills".
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RE: I dunno
by bubbayank on Sat 14th Jan 2006 00:06 UTC in reply to "I dunno"
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2005-07-15

Why build an entirely seperate box just to run a few commercial apps like PGP, RealPlayer or Oracle?

Read the article, the process outlined is pretty simple. It's only 3 pages long because that's how Lucas tends to write. If it were a strict "HOWTO" it would all fit in less than a page:

-vi /etc/fstab and add linux procfs
-vi /etc/rc.conf and add the linux_enable="YES" line
-cd /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base-rh-9 && make install clean
-type "linux"
-mkdir .pgp

It only gets hard when you have to wrangle with rpm, but you'd be doing that on your CentOS box anyhow...

Edited 2006-01-14 00:07

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