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

Kay Sievers kay.sievers at vrfy.org
Tue Feb 14 10:30:37 PST 2012

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 19:19, Koen Kooi <koen at dominion.thruhere.net> wrote:
> 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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