killasmurf86 wrote:well, rmp aren't supported by FreeBSD, if there is some info about how to install particular Linux Package on FreeBSD, that is separate case.
FreeBSD supports FreeBSD ports and FreeBSD packages (which are recompiled FreeBSD ports)
achix wrote:that's not true. In FreeBSD there is the [FILE]/usr/ports/archivers/rpm[/FILE] port, which is supposed to be used for installation of linux packages.
Someone might try and install linux RPMs by specifying --prefix <path> on the [CMD="# rpm"]-i[/CMD] command.
So utkarsh could smth like:
[CMD="# rpm"]-i --prefix /compat/linux <package_name>.rpm[/CMD]
Needless to say, the linux emulation should be enabled in the kernel and of course the latest linux base port should be also installed.
In my case i have chosen the fedora 10 port: linux_base-f10-10_2
killasmurf86 wrote:I don't use Linux API, but:
If some linux software (no matter packaging) would be supported by FreeBSD, then that software would be available in FreeBSD ports (same way as [port]www/linux-f10-flashplugin10[/port]
So, if it ain't in ports, it's not supported
That's how I see it
achix wrote:There is (well there was) a huge amount of software with no source available (non-free software). Running Oracle on FreeBSD has been such a (very popular) case. In those cases of commercial-mostly software, there might be an RPM but there cannot be no FreeBSD port.
killasmurf86 wrote:Which leads to the fact, that this software IS NOT SUPPORTED by FreeBSD.
utkarsh wrote:Hi All,
I have a rpm file for a commercial software which I am trying to install on FreeBSD.
I read thorough this page to get information on the porting details.
I give the rpm2cpio command but it doesn't work for this package.
I have attached the error screenshot for reference.
What could be the possible problem with the package?
Also, I am new to FreeBSD so please bear with me if I don't get some of the basics right
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