NextStep 3.3 dmesg problem
bear at typewritten.org
Thu Apr 5 02:59:33 CDT 2007
On Apr 4, 2007, at 7:42 PM, mike ingram wrote:
> on an otherwise perfectly working system, the command /usr/etc/
> dmesg returns
> # dmesg
> Apr 4 19:32
> Can't get kernel namelist
It doesn't work. There are tiny pieces of SVR4 and some number of
pieces of POSIX in NEXTSTEP but neither are especially complete, and
you shouldn't expect those interfaces to work even though sometimes
some of it does work "enough". OPENSTEP 4 is noticeably more complete
in this regard, but still pretty thin on the ground by modern
standards (it was thin on the ground by most people's standards even
when OPENSTEP was current).
There is, for example, enough of utsname to write your own 'uname'. I
had to do this once for some braindead autoconf script.
Generally, though, forget it.
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