[systemd-devel] [PATCH] Add VARIANT as a standard value for /etc/os-release
lennart at poettering.net
Wed Apr 29 02:44:04 PDT 2015
On Tue, 28.04.15 17:10, Stephen Gallagher (sgallagh at redhat.com) wrote:
> + <varlistentry>
> + <term><varname>VARIANT=</varname></term>
> + <listitem><para>
> + A string identifying a specific variant or edition of the
> + operating system. This may be interpreted by other packages in
> + order to determine a divergent default configuration. This
> + field is optional and may not be implemented on all systems.
> + Examples: <literal>VARIANT=Server</literal>,
> + <literal>VARIANT=Embedded</literal>
> + </para></listitem>
> + </varlistentry>
Hmm, so far for some of the fields we had "human friendly" and "parseable"
field pairs. For example: NAME= is the human friendly version of the
parseable field ID=, and VERSION= is the human friendly version of
the parseable VERSION_ID=.
SHouldn't this be of the same kind? I.e. VARIANT= and VARIANT_ID=
where the former is a human friendly field (example: "Server Edition")
and the latter is a parseable field (example: "server")?
Lennart Poettering, Red Hat
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