Subject: Re: shell scripts in an emulation environment
To: Ted Lemon <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/30/1998 11:33:12
We should probably be trying to emulate a particular version of the
operating system, in which case we'd have a version number to report,
even if not the one a particular app would like to see.
It's unlikely that an application other than an LKM is going to do
what you describe above - on Linux, at least, you pretty much have to
test for features because there are so many random releases out there.
If you try to match on a particular version number, you are pretty
much guaranteed to lose.
"in my world, where linux doesn't exist" ... we have this exact problem
with vendor software, that will *only* run on a particular release of
the host OS.
i'm now not sure if i like the "setuname" vs. the "sysctl for each
emulation" ideas. perhaps both can be used ....