smoke and mirrors - any way to trick an app into thinking I'm running linux?

Bill Moran wmoran at
Sun Jun 18 23:45:55 UTC 2006

"Jim Stapleton" <stapleton.41 at> wrote:

> Basically, I have an application that doesn't want to run in FreeBSD,
> though it may still run given the compatability layer. I was wondering
> if there was some way to make the OS respond when it ran the
> application, that it was linux and not BSD.

Have a read of the man page for brandelf and see if that helps you.

Bill Moran

I lay down for a while, and I woke up on the ocean,
floating on my back, and staring at the grey.
It was completely still, 'cept for the pounding of my heart,
was bring me back to life, from three strange days.

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