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Re: New uname option to query exact OS distribution

From: Dr. Giovanni A. Orlando
Subject: Re: New uname option to query exact OS distribution
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 21:24:28 +0200
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Nick Stoughton wrote:

On Mon, 2004-08-23 at 07:46, Bruce Korb wrote:

Linux-isms do not belong in POSIX.  LSB is the venue for the issue.

Regards, Bruce

Agreed, and in the LSB, we have (as has been pointed out) lsb_release
that gives all this stuff.

lsb_release -a
LSB Version:    1.3
Distributor ID: RedHat
Description:    Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike)
Release:        9
Codename:       Shrike


   I am not agree to introduce another command, like lsb_release -a.

   uname is sufficient.

   Changing actual -d with the OS release name: FTOSX, RedHat, will solve
   the matter.


This is not a venue for invention ... widespread existing practice is
what goes into the standard. If a large number of implementations (say,
those based on some Open Source kernel and library) had uname -d
behaving as you describe, it would be appropriate for the standards
committees to consider it for inclusion. But WE DON"T INVENT STUFF HERE
(sorry for shouting, but it is a critical point!).

(OK, the LSB invented lsb_release, but they also supplied it to all the



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