15 or rawhide?

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Sat Sep 18 08:19:57 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-09-16 at 15:28 -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-09-16 at 12:26 -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > The question I have for the abrt folks, is there any code that would
> > lead to a bug being filed for rawhide?  If so, how is that code triggered?
> I believe they claimed it was through parsing for "Rawhide" in the
> release string value. I think that's a little flimsy in general though.
> Shouldn't we have some other way to indicate this is rawhide?

Mandriva introduced a /etc/product.id file to their mandriva-release
package, which identifies a release in a kind of more detailed and
possibly more reliably parseable way. I'm not sure if that's not just
something else that can go wrong, though. It looks like this:


and is documented at http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/product_id

I'm not sure parsing /etc/redhat-release or whatever is really *wrong*,
though. I mean, that's the thing that exists to define what release
you're on. If the release is Rawhide and it doesn't say Rawhide, then
I'd say that's pretty much always going to be a bug, so I'm not entirely
sure why it'd be a problem to identify Rawhide by
parsing /etc/foo-release for Rawhide.
Adam Williamson
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