I don't know how to find out, except that the app is the Crossover
Office demo installer. I'd like to try to find a way to trick it into
running in the linux compatability mode of FreeBSD if I can.

On 6/18/06, Alex Zbyslaw <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Jim Stapleton 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.
> i.e.
> ========================================
> $ ./some_app
> Sorry, we only deal with Linux people, go away!
> $ sysctl.pretend.register /home/me/some_app "generic-i386-linux"
> $ ./some_app
> Hello world!
> ========================================

That really rather depends on *how* the app is asking.  If you can tell
us that, we can almost certainly tell you how to fool it.

Of course, if you have the source code, it should be easy as you can
just comment out the test and recompile.

Mind you, if the app is as short-sighted and bloody-minded as its
developers, maybe you should just look for an alternative.


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