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Old 06-10-2014, 08:58 AM   #1
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Question Linux chroot under OpenBSD /bin/bash: Exec format error


Hi !

I'm under OpenBSD 5.5, and i would like to run some Linux programs inside a chroot.

# chroot ./ /bin/bash
chroot: /bin/bash: Exec format error

First, is it possible (to some extent) ?
And if yes, how ?
 
Old 06-10-2014, 11:59 AM   #2
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You should get bash for OpenBSD ... just copying a linux binary won't work (although there may be some compatibility cheat).
 
Old 06-10-2014, 12:03 PM   #3
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I installed bash under BSD with pkg_add . Maybe you mean that i have to copy the BSD version inside the chroot ?
 
Old 06-13-2014, 05:04 AM   #4
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Bump !
 
Old 06-13-2014, 09:48 PM   #5
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This isn't going to work the way you want it to.

First off, the operating system syscall numbers (which any non-trivial program is more than likely going to call) are different, as well as the method for calling syscalls.

Second, Linux-compiled libraries will need to be present (i.e. a Linux binary wouldn't be able to call an OpenBSD library of the same name as the Linux library it needs).

Third (and perhaps most critically), even if you got everything else to line up properly, the calling conventions are different between Linux and OpenBSD (Linux passes parameters in registers and uses the stack for overflow parameters, OpenBSD passes all parameters on the stack).

Fourth, Linux emulation was removed from OpenBSD many, many moons ago (which required syscall emulation and linux libraries to be installed).

Fifth, what are you trying to accomplish?

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Old 06-14-2014, 01:31 AM   #6
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Linux emulation was not removed, was it? If i am not mistaken they even talk about it on the FAQ
 
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Old 06-14-2014, 04:29 AM   #7
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FreeBSD has Linux emulation. I'm not sure about OpenBSD. However, do take heed that the Linux emulation binaries are not as modern as a true Linux system.

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Old 06-14-2014, 02:15 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by moisespedro View Post
Linux emulation was not removed, was it?
Ahh, you're right. There was a discussion around removing it, but it wasn't actually removed (I don't use Linux compat, so I never bothered following the conversation to completion). Looking at CURRENT sources, I see /usr/src/sys/compat/linux...so the code is still there, it seems.

It's no longer in the default kernel build, however, so running Linux binaries would require a custom kernel.
 
Old 06-22-2014, 02:49 AM   #9
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What Linux programs are you trying to run? Have you checked to see if there are ports?
 
Old 06-23-2014, 06:40 AM   #10
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I try different things. Some of them are pre-compiled libraries which relies on a Linux rootfs.
 
  


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