Improving the Identication of Linux Distributions when Dumping
mvyskocil at suse.cz
Thu Apr 28 02:51:50 PDT 2011
On Sat, Apr 09, 2011 at 12:25:53PM +0400, Dmitry Samersoff wrote:
> I'm second with Andrew:
> > I really don't see why the current solution is such a problem. This
> > sounds like it's just going to make the output messy.
> (1) we must not call external program during crash reporting
> (2) Information from /etc/*-releases doesn't reflect upgrades,
> especially if it's point upgrade of a particular package so we still
> need to collect libraries from client computer to open a core.
> So I would prefer to see:
> if exist [one of known to be useful /etc/*-releases ] :
> print distro name
> print "Unknown"
You might consider a support for /etc/os-release, which will appear in a
next Fedora and then in all other systems with systemd like openSUSE or
Debian. And I think this will be something like a best-practice even for
systems don't want to use systemd.
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