[CentOS-devel] Closing out CentOS 6 Bugs


jses27 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 15:01:45 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-01-05 at 11:29 -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 11:42:00AM +0000, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> > I am keen on looking at using a centos-release with a link over from 
> > redhat-release, but lets consider / look at the implications and 
> > fallouts before deciding on something for sure. There should not be any 
> > reason to patch redhat-lsb; whatever we do should not, ideally, have any 
> > impact on code and expectations from other apps ( specially since there 
> > might be implications to third party apps that we cant / dont want to 
> > have a feedback loop into )
> Third-party proprietary programs which look for /etc/redhat-release are
> often (already in CentOS 5) confused by finding something other than an
> exact Red Hat version string there. There's really nothing we can do about
> that, although having separate files allows /etc/centos-release to contain
> the real information while local admins can edit /etc/redhat-release to have
> whatever e.g. Oracle is looking for.
> Of course, this can be done whether or not the file is originally a symlink.

John / em2

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