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

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue Feb 14 10:43:11 PST 2012

On Tue, 14.02.12 19:41, Lennart Poettering (lennart at poettering.net) wrote:

> > > 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?
> As linked from the man page of os-release:
> http://cpe.mitre.org/specification/

And to clarify this: this is probably useful only on big distributions
which have an infrastructure for CVE handling and suchlike. If your
distro doesn't do that it might not be too useful, but then again won't
hurt either.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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