rawhide report: 20100517 changes

Przemek Klosowski przemek.klosowski at nist.gov
Mon May 24 16:23:11 UTC 2010

On 05/22/2010 12:27 PM, Till Maas wrote:
> On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 05:40:45PM +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>> Unfortunately I couldn't find a really good way to differentiate
>>> between Debian from Ubuntu without using 'lsb_release -i'.
>> /etc/issue contains that information. It says something like:
>> Ubuntu 9.04 \n \l
>> (blank line)
>> By the way, that also works on Fedora, my /etc/issue says:
>> Fedora release 12 (Constantine)
>> Kernel \r on an \m (\l)
>> (blank line)
>> The first line is the same as the contents of /etc/redhat-release.
> This is not something one can rely on, because it is perfectly valid to
> change these files.

In fact, our policy at work requires changing this file to a legal 
notification about official use, no privacy, no hacking etc etc.

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