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

Karanbir Singh

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Tue Mar 31 22:52:52 UTC 2015

On 03/31/2015 10:33 PM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 03/31/2015 10:00 PM, Howard Johnson wrote:
>> On 31/03/2015 21:53, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>>> 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. 
>> Hmm, ok.  Can we put that data somewhere else instead (an
>> /etc/redhat-upstream-release file or something) and revert the
>> redhat-release change?  We can't expect everyone to run around updating
>> their system management tools for a change in a minor point release :(
> we are trying to thrash out a possible solution here. stand by

ok so we are issuing a new centos-release file as an update and a base
replacement that will resolve this issue - and we are also investigating
redoing the isos in a way that we can solve this problem for people
doing fresh installs.

stand by for more details

Karanbir Singh
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