cvs commit: src Makefile.inc1 src/etc Makefile

Bill Hacker wbh at
Mon Jan 14 20:40:05 PST 2008

Matthew Dillon wrote:
:A minor thing - Redhat uses /etc/redhat-release and Debian uses
:/etc/debian_version - can we do something like /etc/dragonfly-version ? 
:If we're going to add a file, it may as well match a minor trend.
    I'm all for something like that, though because the names are not
    encoded to any particular standard ours should be in /etc/upgrade/

    Someone mentioned /etc/uname... not sure if that's encoded to any
    general standard either but it's worth researching.  The 'uname'
    program is the only thing that's actually standardized across platforms.
					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at>
'/uname' may also be less likely to be affected by the unexpected - e.g. 
someone *elses* idea - even an inconsiderate application - attempting to 
utilize ~/upgrade

Nice byproduct if so formatted that the 'uname' utility - or an enhanced 
one - JFW w/r showing the relevant info when asked by humans as well as 
the build tools...


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