Subject: Re: Linux emulation (uname)
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/26/2000 21:05:58
On Tue, Sep 26, 2000 at 01:04:43AM -0400, Allen Briggs wrote:
> I'm fooling around some with the Linux emulation and some larger
> commercial applications.  I'm currently running 1.4ZD and trying
> Corel Photo Paint 9.0.  The installer for this package does some
> stuff and then says:
> "Error: Kernel version 2.2 (or higher) is required to use this
>  application.  Please refer to your Linux vendor for instructions
>  on upgrading your kernel."
> I don't know what features it needs from a 2.2 kernel or if NetBSD
> supports them in emulation.  To find out, I need to get past the
> installation.  I'd like to try to fake out the installer, but I'd
> rather not change my NetBSD system version number, of course, and
> I'd like to make a package out of this if it works.
> Has anyone else run into this?  Anyone have any suggestions?
> A writable kern.emul.linux.osrelease that defaults to kern.osrelease ?  ;-)

Or better, proc.curproc.emul.linux.osrelease (hum, as it's per-proc, maybe
a proc.curproc.osrelease is enouth). This way we can set it per process.

Manuel Bouyer <>