[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Dear FreeBSD: > Here is my problem description and my question. > > I have a bin file for Star office 5.2. (so-5_2-ga-bin-linux-en.bin). > Somehow, a few years ago, I successfully installed it on my Linux > system.
This is not a direct answer to your question, but is there any reason why you can't install OpenOffice.org? Especially considering the fact that SO 5.2 is _really_ old, and OpenOffice.org replaces it anyway? > I recently installed FreeBSD 6.0 and checked my Linux (base 8) > compatibility. Seems to be operating ok. > > So, first I did a "brandelf -t linux > /usr/TEMP/so-5_2-ga-bin-linux-en.bin so that FreeBSD sees the file as a > linux binary. Then I ran ./so-5_2-ga-bin-linux-en.bin /net under TRUSS > and observed the execution opening and closing several files. But when > it opened /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6 it was not happy. It closed the > file and reported that "ELF file OS ABI invalid.". So I did a brandelf > on the file and sure enough was told "is of brand FreeBSD" > > So here is my question: The file /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6 is used in > the X system. Will I screw up my X system if I do a "brandelf -t linux > /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6" to this file so that > ,/so-5_2-ga-bin-linux-en.bin sees a Linux binary? I am assuming that a > "brandelf -t linux /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6" will fix the error "ELF > file OS ABI invalid."and the ./so-5_2-ga-bin-linux-en.bin execution > will continue to the next file problem, and so on till star office is > loaded and I can install and run under star office. Good luck. I expect that trying to brandelf your way around this problem won't work, but you can try it. If is screws up X, just re-brand the binary back to FreeBSD. I expect, however, that branding it _will_ break X, and won't help with your installation anyway. -- Bill Moran ZOE: Preacher, don't the Bible have some pretty specific things to say about killing? BOOK: Quite specific. It is, however, somewhat fuzzier on the subject of kneecaps. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"