Subject: Re: compat_linux and uname
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <chammer@HRZ.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>
Date: 09/02/1997 10:54:36
> On 2 Sep 1997 02:12:45 +0200
> email@example.com (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.
Perhaps this is a thing that could be made sysctl changeable?
Carsten Hammer Schwindstr. 7 33615 Bielefeld
Fakultaet fuer Physik D4-139