On Tue, Mar 9, 2021 at 10:12 PM Chris Adams <linux(a)cmadams.net> wrote:
Once upon a time, Ben Cotton <bcotton(a)redhat.com> said:
> This change isn't big — it is simply expanding
> * <tt>NAME=Fedora</tt> to <tt>NAME="Fedora
> * <tt>PRETTY_NAME="Fedora Linux [##] ([edition or spin])</tt>
> in the file <tt>/etc/os-release</tt>.
I have seen third-party install scripts and such that parse that file
and look for "Fedora" to take actions/set variables/etc. for Fedora
Linux. You can say "we don't support third-party anything", but it's
still going to cause issues for some users.
Do they parse the NAME field instead of the ID field? All the times I have
seen people trying to identify the OS they use the ID field, which this
change is going to leave alone - so I would imagine that this will have a
very low impact on doing system ID.