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FREEBSD_COMPAT was also yanked recently, quite honestly, I wish it was COMPAT_LINUX that got pushed in front of a whale.
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Is there anyway of re-enabling FREEBSD_COMPAT? Even though I have FreeBSD on the Sunblade now, I have another disk and another machine I can run OpenBSD on. The compat would be a nice feature if it is available for the sparc64.
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No, the source code was placed in the CVS attic.. it only ever worked on i386, and it hasn't been maintained in years.
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FREEBSD_COMPAT was also yanked recently, quite honestly, I wish it was COMPAT_LINUX that got pushed in front of a whale.
Well, that would break use of the Flash plugin with Opera, acroread, and building the older JDKs for the browser plugin, so I guess not everybody agrees.
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What's your point?
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Is there anyway of re-enabling FREEBSD_COMPAT? Even though I have FreeBSD on the Sunblade now, I have another disk and another machine I can run OpenBSD on. The compat would be a nice feature if it is available for the sparc64.
What do you use that requires FREEBSD_COMPAT? FreeBSD emulator in the ports is very old, based on FreeBSD 4.11's libs.
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Well, that would break use of the Flash plugin with Opera, acroread, and building the older JDKs for the browser plugin, so I guess not everybody agrees.
All of these are very outdated and OpenBSD developers seem not wanting to continue supporting Linux emulation because it requires a lot of work to run on OpenBSD. Linux emulation in the ports hasn't been updated for a while.

I think someone's working on adding icedtea to OpenBSD so there would be a JRE plugin for browsers. I do not know if there is any progress.
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All of these are very outdated and OpenBSD developers seem not wanting to continue supporting Linux emulation because it requires a lot of work to run on OpenBSD. Linux emulation in the ports hasn't been updated for a while.

I think someone's working on adding icedtea to OpenBSD so there would be a JRE plugin for browsers. I do not know if there is any progress.
When icedtea works, great, but there still exists a meaningful requirement for a java plugin, at least if you intend to do online banking.
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