Need to isntall Linux compatibility package –help



  • right, i want to use a 3rd party DHCP server on the pfsense box, todo this i need to install a linux compatibility package to enable the linux application to run on the BSD operating system of pfSense.

    but i cannot work out how to do this.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks.



  • Isn't there a way you can use another computer for the DHCP server, or use the DHCP relay function to use a DHCP server on another network that provides the functionality you require?



  • Of course thats a possiblity, but I'm trying to get the most functionality into a single machine due to the siting of this device power consumption and space are factors.



  • Here's how I did it:

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    follow the guide on how to set up a build environment for pfsense (on the wiki) but before you do a ./cvsup_current, you need to modify the pfsense.6 kernel config file to enable linux compatability in the kernel. pfSense.6 is in tools/builder_scripts/conf.

    add an options line for COMPAT_LINUX and while you are at it, add any other stuff you want like NETSMB, SMBFS etc

    go ahead with the cvsup_current step now and the freesbie scripts will build you your pfSense kernel with compat support.

    You still need to add the linux libraries to pfsense.

    For this, you have to go to /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base-fc4 and do a make install, then move the /compat folder that is created into your pfSense file system for inclusion on the CD

    Hope that helps,

    Craig
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