DragonFly commits List (threaded) for 2008-01
Re: cvs commit: src Makefile.inc1 Makefile_upgrade.inc src/etc Makefile
Matthew Dillon wrote:
:A minor thing - Redhat uses /etc/redhat-release and Debian uses
:/etc/debian_version - can we do something like /etc/dragonfly-version ?
:If we're going to add a file, it may as well match a minor trend.
I'm all for something like that, though because the names are not
encoded to any particular standard ours should be in /etc/upgrade/
Someone mentioned /etc/uname... not sure if that's encoded to any
general standard either but it's worth researching. The 'uname'
program is the only thing that's actually standardized across platforms.
'/uname' may also be less likely to be affected by the unexpected - e.g.
someone *elses* idea - even an inconsiderate application - attempting to
Nice byproduct if so formatted that the 'uname' utility - or an enhanced
one - JFW w/r showing the relevant info when asked by humans as well as
the build tools...