Installing Komodo IDE 4.0 on FreeBSD

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After struggling awhile with the installation of Komodo on my FreeBSD 6.2 system, I *finally* was successful in getting it up-and-running. Therefore I would like to share my experiences in the hopes that in the future it may be helpful for some other fellow FreeBSD-er.


  1. Download the linux libcpp5 tarball.
  2. Unpack and cd into extracted dirtectory.
  3. As root run ./
  4. Choose install directory: /usr/compat/linux/opt/Komodo-IDE-4.0
  5. As root cd /usr/compat/linux/opt/Komodo-IDE-4.0
  6. For the bin, share and lib directories do the following:
    1. chmod -R +x dirname
    2. chmod -R -s dirname
    3. chmod -R -t dirname
    4. chmod -R +r dirname
  7. Download the license and install on Windows or Linux (not FreeBSD)
  8. Copy ~/.ActiveState/ActiveState.lic and place in ~/.ActiveState directory
  9. Komodo can now be started as: /usr/compat/linux/opt/Komodo-IDE-4.0/bin/komodo

You can now create a quick launcher by using one of the images found in: /usr/compat/linux/opt/Komodo-IDE-4.0/share/icons/

I hope that this may be helpful to someone someday. I sure would have liked to know this in advance as it would have saved me a day of sweating and hair-pulling.

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