[Arm-dev] Bug: Missing symlink /etc/redhat-release
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Tue Jul 26 10:58:45 UTC 2016
On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 11:48:10AM +0200, Zdenek Sedlak wrote:
> On 2016-07-25 10:17, Artem Sidorenko wrote:
> > 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?
> > Artem
> > 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 ,
> >>> 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)" .
> >>> This might lead to errors in the OS auto detection, like with Chef .
> >> 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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> wouldn't be the checking of /etc/os-release file a better way, how to
> detect the distro, since CentOS/RHEL/OEL/SC 7 is using systemd?
Not necessarily, since we need to detect RHEL/CentOS releases
back to CentOS 3, not to mention dozens of other Linux distros,
Windows, *BSD, etc. Not all the world is systemd. Not all the
world is even Linux.
However if os-release exists, we will use it in some circumstances.
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