[systemd-devel] [HEADS-UP] Support for /etc/os-release now kinda mandatory

Koen Kooi koen at dominion.thruhere.net
Tue Feb 14 10:19:21 PST 2012

Op 14 feb. 2012, om 10:16 heeft Lennart Poettering het volgende geschreven:

> On Mon, 13.02.12 18:39, Lennart Poettering (lennart at poettering.net) wrote:
>>> We are taking this as first step for removing all the per-distro
>>> ifdeffery we have in systemd. Since many major and a lot of minor
>>> distributions have adopted /etc/os-release already (including finally
>>> our own Fedora, as per last week) this shouldn't really break anything
>>> for most folks. And if your distribution still hasn't adopted
>>> /etc/os-release consider our move additional incentive to do so now.
>> BTW, in case your distribution doesn't know /etc/os-release yet, and
>> you'd like to change that: here's the documentation for this file with
>> an example how it should look like:
>> http://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/os-release.html
> Just a quick note: we now added a CPE field to this, on popular
> request. If you have already adopted this file in your distro, then it
> might be a good idea to update it to include the CPE name for your
> distribution.
> (Also, yes, the subject of this thread was borked, it's /etc/os-release,
> not /dev/os-release. Sorry for the confusion).

Excuse my ignorance, what is CPE?



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