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

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Mon Jun 19 10:21:54 UTC 2006

Jim Stapleton wrote:

> OK, that was easier than expected. These blobs appeared around
> everything "linux", but don't look horribly useful. I'll check later
> to see if I can find anything else. is there anything I should be
> looking for aside from linux?

What you want to find is the error message you got about "Only runs on 
Linux".  I was assuming this is just a single binary, but if there is 
lots of stuff including sh scripts and stuff then a grep for some part 
of the string in all the files might point you in the right direction.  
I think Linux was all caps so a case-sensitive grep (i.e. not -i) for 
Linux should do the trick.  If in doubt try to find the earliest word in 
the error string since ktrace will chop off long strings.  (Sorry, lost 
your original post already and can't exactly remember the string).

> I really want to proove to these people that the port will not be a
> $60k effor, more like a $20 effort. 

Better not tell you my hourly rate then ;-)


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