Detecting a Cobalt RaQ, was: Error Installing

Richard Siddall richard.siddall at ELIRION.NET
Wed May 22 00:30:38 IST 2002

Julian Field wrote:
> I don't know quite how to detect that I'm running on an unfixed Raq system
> when I install, I don't want to just test for whether /var/spool/mqueue is
> a link, something rather more robust than that. If I could, I would detect
> the system and set up the correct link for automatically.
> Any Raq users out there got any brilliany ideas on this one?
> --
> Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
> jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
> Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
>                              Southampton SO17 1BJ

I don't know, maybe:

[ -f /usr/local/sbin/cobalt_gestalt ]

Or some other file that only shows up on a RaQ or Qube.
(I only tested this on a RaQ4i.)

In Perl you could do something like:

        eval {
                require Cobalt::Meta;

I hope this helps.


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