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

Jim Stapleton stapleton.41 at
Mon Jun 19 11:23:20 UTC 2006

found it; uname -a, I fixed that line, now I just need to figure out
how to get the appropriate libs (glibc) into my compat dir... it isn't
in any of the linux compat ports.

-Jim Stapleton

On 6/19/06, Alex Zbyslaw <xfb52 at> wrote:
> 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 ;-)
> --Alex

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