On Fri, 28 Aug 2009 13:06:28 +0400 Jeff Laine wrote: > I've just installed the emulators/linux_base-f10 port in order to run some > rpm-based applications. > Various online manuals told me that one should not use the native freebsd rpm > binary (archivers/rpm), but instead use the /compat/linux/bin/rpm. But > there's > no such rpm binary under /compat/linux tree. What am I doing wrong? XD
FreeBSD has it's own package manager and it is used to track all ports (linux ports as well). So we don't use linux rpm database (it is not supported). Said that I might add that it doesn't mean that this won't work if you try. But you'll be at your own here. If you need to install a linux rpm archieve you should do as root: # cd /compat/linux # rpm2cpio -q < linux.rpm.archieve | cpio -id Then brandelf any binary executable (not libraries!). Sure you won't be able to do a clean uninstall. But that may help you to do your tests. The best way is to create an apropriate port and use it. Creating a linux port is not hard task. Please take a look at the ports tree (audio ports may be a good starting points as examples). HTH > I'm running vanilla FreeBSD-7.2-RELEASE, fresh ports tree. BTW, I'm sure you have read /usr/ports/UPDATING and do have an apropriate variables at /etc/make.conf. ;-) -- WBR, Boris Samorodov (bsam) Research Engineer, http://www.ipt.ru Telephone & Internet SP FreeBSD Committer, http://www.FreeBSD.org The Power To Serve _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"