Subject: Re: shell scripts in an emulation environment
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Ted Lemon <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/29/1998 03:01:44
> Seeing that it sometimes breaks commercial applications, and sometimes we want
> ourselves being advertized:
> Why don't we make it a sysctl hierarchy:
> kern.emul.uname.linux = 0 (for saying NetBSD under Linux emulation)
> kern.emul.uname.ultrix = 1 (for saying Ultrix under Ultrix emulation)
> and leave the decision to the system administrator?

This is silly.   The only reason we want to report NetBSD instead of
Linux/Ultrix/whatever is for web browsers.   Since Netscrape will be
coming out as "free" software shortly, why worry about it?