[systemd-devel] [PATCH] Add VARIANT as a standard value for /etc/os-release

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at redhat.com
Fri May 1 05:31:13 PDT 2015

On Wed, 2015-04-29 at 08:19 -0400, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> Some distributions (such as Fedora) are using the VARIANT field to
> indicate to select packages which of several default configurations
> they should be using. For example, VARIANT=Server provides a
> different default firewall configuration (blocking basically
> everything but SSH and the management console) whereas
> VARIANT=Workstation opens many other ports for application
> compatibility.
> By adding this patch to the manual pages, we can standardize on a
> cross-distribution mechanism for accomplishing this.
> Fedora implementation details are available at
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Per-Product_Configuration

Lennart, I believe I addressed your concerns here. Would you mind re
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