[CentOS-devel] enhancing /etc/*-release

Karanbir Singh

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Tue Mar 31 20:53:10 UTC 2015

On 31/03/15 21:09, Howard Johnson wrote:
> On 22/02/2015 23:19, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> /etc/centos-release:
>> CentOS Linux release 7.1.1503 (Core)
>> /etc/redhat-release
>> Derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 (Source)
> Yay, thread necromancy.
> This change is causing some surprise, because (as least some) config
> management tools are mis-identifying centos 7.  What problem did it solve?

what tools are these / can we reach out and help them get the right
content ?

this solves the problem of establishing an upstream, giving people who
only need a lose knit baseline match and also giving people the centos-7
release stream that we've been building up.

At the time of 7 1406 release, this was flagged up as the biggest issue
that we need to fix from the distro side of things.

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