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8766Re: Detecting Optware

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  • Narendra
    Nov 4, 2012
      --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Ron Guerin <ron@...> wrote:
      >
      > On 10/27/2012 06:17 AM, oddballhero wrote:
      > > On 10/26/2012 09:10 AM, Ron Guerin wrote:
      > >> I'm writing some scripts I plan to release and it would be helpful to
      > >> know when I'm running on a device with Optware as opposed to a
      > >> conventional server or desktop. Is there any reliable way to detect
      > >> when you're running on an Optware-enabled device?
      >
      > > Well, they're usually smaller......
      >
      > What is? The physical size of the unit? ;)
      >
      > > They have a bunch of stuff under /opt .......
      >
      > So do lots of systems that aren't running Optware.
      >
      > > You can type ipkg and it will like it .............
      >
      > I was thinking of testing for the existence of /opt/bin/ipkg-opt,
      > because it seems unlikely that you'd find something called ipkg-opt in
      > /opt/bin anywhere except on an Optware system. I was hoping there'd be
      > something else though, partly because it seems that ipkg is apparently
      > abandoned software. It wouldn't surprise me if at some point in the not
      > distant future, ipkg got replaced with opkg or something else.
      >
      > - Ron
      >
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