[patch icedtea/openjdk] print more accurate information about the distribution

Mark Wielaard mark at klomp.org
Wed Mar 12 12:18:34 PDT 2008

Hi Matthias,

On Wed, 2008-03-12 at 14:58 +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Mark Wielaard schrieb:
> Please find applied the patch including the bits to apply the patch.
> > Shouldn't this be a while loop to guard against short reads?
> Well, then the function fails and then tries to read /etc/debian_version; as
> said the format of this file is not specified, and on this particular
> implementation it is not longer than 500 chars. I didn't get yet feedback from
> the lsb-discuss ML.

OK, that makes sense yes. It would be good to see if this file contents
could be really standardized (heay, it is the lsb, that is what they
do!) but I don't see any reason to not include it already now.



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