Subject: Re: compat_linux and uname
To: (Matthias Scheler), Jason Thorpe <>
From: Matthias Drochner <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/02/1997 17:49:04
Excerpts from netbsd: 1-Sep-97 Re: compat_linux and uname Jason
Thorpe@nas.nasa.go (846)

>  > 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.
> [...]
> I seem to recall it was pretty simple to modify the installation script.

I did this too a while ago.
I came to the conclusion that it would be good if a shell script,
if run from a Linux binary, run in Linux emulation too,
especially using the Linux shell and the emulation search path.
Looks like a non-trivial change however.

best regards