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

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Mon Jun 19 12:45:54 UTC 2006

Jim Stapleton wrote:

> 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.

Good stuff.

The glibc you have might just do fine.  Just make a symlink from the one 
you want to the one you have and try!  There's an FC4 linux in the 
ports, IIRC which is as recent as any Linux I have to administer; I have 
trouble believing you'd need a newer one otherwise the app won't even 
run on most Linux machines :-)  Or maybe your app has an RPM for an 
older linux you could try.


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