Subject: Re: compat_linux and uname
To: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 09/01/1997 17:39:20
On 2 Sep 1997 02:12:45 +0200
firstname.lastname@example.org (Matthias Scheler) wrote:
> the emulation of Linux's uname syscall returns the native operating
> system "NetBSD". That leads to problems with e.g. installation scripts
> which check the operating system like StarOffice's one.
> Wouldn't it be wiser to return "Linux" hard coded?
...hmm, except you'd like the people who read their WWW server logs to
see "NetBSD" instead, when you use a Linux Netscape binary.
I seem to recall it was pretty simple to modify the installation script.
Jason R. Thorpe email@example.com
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