On Tue 2008-09-23 17:38:57 UTC-0400, Grant Peel ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: > When I was young, many many moons ago, and I installed FreeBSD 4.4 for > the first time, I enabled linux compatability ... > > Each build since, I have enabled it ... > > So not I am at the point of asking myself why?
You only need to enable the Linux ABI module if you're running Linux binaries. On a server, this would be fairly uncommon. On a desktop machine you may decide that (for example) for whatever reason, the FreeBSD port of Firefox (www/firefox) is not working properly for you, so you might like to run the Linux binary of Firefox (www/linux-firefox) under FreeBSD's Linux ABI. But even that situation is probably fairly rare. > All I run is webservers and namesrvers, you know, Bind, Apache, Mysql, > vmpop3d, PHP, Exim and shh... These have all been ported to FreeBSD. They are built from the Ports tree as FreeBSD binaries and run natively. > not to mention a few utils, ipa, ipfw etc. I'm not sure what ipa is, but ipfw is supplied with the FreeBSD base system as a native FreeBSD binary, as you can tell from the following command: $ file /sbin/ipfw /sbin/ipfw: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (FreeBSD), for FreeBSD 6.3, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), stripped _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"