uname(1) on UnixWare (Solaris)

Patrik Stridvall ps at leissner.se
Wed Jun 6 06:17:55 CDT 2001

> On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 11:51:19PM -0700, Francois Gouget wrote:
> >    Maybe it was not your intention but I was afraid that we 
> would end up
> > with something like:
> >      "checking whether we can build a `uname` dll..."
> >    and then a few lines down:
> >      "checking whether we can build a `uname` dll..."
> > 
> >    The problem is then you don't know exactly where the 
> message comes
> > from.
> Sorry but I don't catch what you mean quite well. It's obvious which
> message is printed on the screen, isn't it?

Yes, but this means that the text no longer describes what it is
trying to check. If somebody runs it on a OS called Foo it might trick
the him/her into thinking that we know about and have added special
handling for OS Foo, which we haven't.
> What do you think about replacing "Linux dll" with "GNU style 
> ELF dll"?

Acceptable, but it is not my decision.

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