Detecting true64

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Mon Feb 17 23:53:48 GMT 2003

On Mon, 17 Feb 2003 jra at wrote:

> Does anyone know how to detect a truu64 system in ?
> I'm going through my patchlist and there is a big optimisation that
> can be done on systems where the getgrnam() call works (True64 is
> listed as the only broken system) and I'd like to add this to
> all branches by adding a BROKEN_GETGRNAM define for True64.

You figure out whether or not the OS is confused about what it is:

  Tru64 (formerly known as Digital UNIX, formerly known as DEC OSF/1 ...)

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at], rsharpe[at], 

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