[Arm-dev] Bug: Missing symlink /etc/redhat-release

Artem Sidorenko artem at posteo.de
Mon Jul 25 08:17:35 UTC 2016

>From the commit message:
> In newer CentOS 7 versions /etc/redhat-release says that the distro is
> derived from RHEL, so we need to look at /etc/centos-release for
> actually identifying it as CentOS.

If I understand this right, this is not a bug related to ARM images, but
a general change in CentOS?


On 07/24/2016 04:13 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 12:31:37PM +0200, Artem Sidorenko wrote:
>> Hey Centos ARM list,
>> As requested via twitter today [1],
>> On the current Raspberry Pi 3 image the /etc/redhat-release isn't a
>> symlink to centos-release like on x86, but a file with "Derived from Red
>> Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 (Source)" [2].
>> This might lead to errors in the OS auto detection, like with Chef [3].
> Yup, this affected libguestfs
> (https://github.com/libguestfs/libguestfs/commit/1ff463e8692aae4313bd5b42bb6f09932bb63392).
> IMHO it's up to Chef to fix their OS detection like we did.
> Rich.

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