Saturday, November 12, 2005


Geez, I'm forced to hunt down a bunch of library dependencies. Heck, I can't even run ldd:

/usr/bin/ldd: line 1: /lib/ cannot execute binary file
/usr/bin/ldd: line 1: /lib/ cannot execute binary file
ldd: /lib/ exited with unknown exit code (126)

Anyway, this is fun.


This is my first time to use Linux Slackware. Funny how I was initiated to this distro using FreeBSD-- It's like being introduced to the light side of The Force by a Sith Lord! :)

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Linux i386 binary emulation on FreeBSD AMD64

I'm using an AMD Athlon 64 processor in my PC and I have long been dissapointed by that fact that a large number of applications in the FreeBSD ports collection works in i386 only. Initially, I planned to emulate an x86 PC so that I can compile them, but I later realized that doing 32-bit on a 64-bit arch is uhm... a bit stupid.

But anyway, I'll recompile the kernel today and see if I can run i386 Linux binaries on FreeBSD. One of the applications that I hope to run is Zend Studio. Zend Studio is (apparently) a Java app, and it requires libXaw, libXt, and other libraries that conflicts with xorg-libraries. Dunno yet how to proceed. I also hope that I'll be able to run Open Office.

I'll be following the instructions published at

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Hello world!

I'm new to FreeBSD (or relatively new anyway) so I've decided to keep notes, bookmarks, and pointers to useful documentation. As I become more familiar with FreeBSD, I hope that my notes and experiences along the way will be valuable to others in the community.