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Date:      Mon, 5 Feb 1996 14:14:54 -0700 (MST)
From:      Terry Lambert <terry@lambert.org>
To:        kline@tera.com (Gary Kline)
Cc:        terry@lambert.org, JSINNOTT@POMONA.EDU, questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Linux Compatibility
Message-ID:  <199602052114.OAA16896@phaeton.artisoft.com>
In-Reply-To: <9602052109.AA06324@tera.com> from "Gary Kline" at Feb 5, 96 01:10:00 pm

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> According to Terry Lambert:
> > 
> > > Exactly how complete is the Linux compatibility?  Will only some applications
> > > run, or will all?  Thanks
> > 
> > Only the vast majority of them will run.  8-).
> 
> 	Forgive me for asking what might be a silly question,
> 	but is there any reason why FreeBSD cannot be configured
> 	to exec Linux binaries by default?   

It makes it bigger and it makes a GPL'ed component (the Linux shared
libraries) part of the default -- and that's a bad thing.


If you choose to install the Linux compatability from the CDROM (or
via FTP), you effectively do what you are asking about anyway.

Is there a reason you can't just pick one menu item while you are
installing?  8-).


					Terry Lambert
					terry@lambert.org
---
Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.



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