Subject: Re: uname fails with BSDI netscape
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/16/1996 10:13:45
>From: Rick Kelly <>
>Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 18:31:52 -0500 (EST)
>Webmaster Jim said:
>>} Apparently, the FreeBSD guys fixed this somehow, though I'm not sure
>>}-- End of excerpt from "Michael L. VanLoon --"
>>I'm running FreeBSD 2.0.5 at home, and the latest netscape beta
>>(2.0beta5) alos fails on uname().  C'est la vie.
>I've heard a rumor that it also fails for BSDI.  The uname() header
>changed between 4.3 and 4.4.

Yes.  There's actually a BSDI kernel patch to solve the problem; the
patch number is K200-13.  NOTE, however, that using information from
the patch may have legal implications; I don't know what they are.
Mike Long <> 
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