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

Jim Stapleton stapleton.41 at
Mon Jun 19 13:00:36 UTC 2006

The problem is I don't already have one, though there is a reply to my
other post that I'll be looking at in a few minutes, maybe something
will be there. I updated the locate db, and tried to locate "glibc",
but I only found documentation, and a few bin (not lib) compat files
that look like they are meant to upgrade something, but creat no
glibc. What I was considering was linking my "" file (no "g")
to a glibc file in compat.

-Jim Stapleton

> 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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