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Date:      Mon, 30 Dec 2002 18:18:34 -0800
From:      Kris Kennaway <kris@obsecurity.org>
To:        Miguel Mendez <flynn@energyhq.homeip.net>
Cc:        Paul Everlund <tdv94ped@cs.umu.se>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: SunOS & SPARC
Message-ID:  <20021230181834.F29273@citusc.usc.edu>
In-Reply-To: <20021230124715.28dee227.flynn@energyhq.homeip.net>; from flynn@energyhq.homeip.net on Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 12:47:15PM +0100
References:  <Pine.GSO.4.44.0212301239120.15975-100000@kvist.cs.umu.se> <20021230124715.28dee227.flynn@energyhq.homeip.net>

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On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 12:47:15PM +0100, Miguel Mendez wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Dec 2002 12:40:58 +0100 (MET)
> Paul Everlund <tdv94ped@cs.umu.se> wrote:
>=20
> > Hi!
> >=20
> > Is it possible to run SunOS-binaries compiled on a SPARC on i386
> > FreeBSD? Are there some kind of emulation program for this?
>=20
> No, the "COMPAT_SUNOS" kernel option deals only with syscall (ABI)
> compat. I'm not aware of any sparc emulation package. Your best bet
> would be (if possible) to ssh/telnet/whathaveyou into a sparc box and
> run the software there. Which program are you intending to run? Maybe
> there's some opensource equivalent in the FreeBSD ports.

Actually they should run fine as long as you "roll your own" emulation
environment by copying the necessary libraries and any other needed
files from your sun box into the compat directory.  The SVR4 kernel
binary compatibility layer is not maintained though, so your results
may vary.

Kris

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