[arch-dev-public] thoughts about next release

Dale Blount dale at archlinux.org
Fri May 11 14:40:08 EDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-05-11 at 21:33 +0300, Roman Kyrylych wrote:
> >>> As I said in previous message already - IMO /etc/arch-release and
> >>> snapshot name from /etc/issue should be removed.
> >>> What's the point of updating those things with Arch's rolling release
> system
> > > I agree with Tobias here, having these names is just fun. And putting
> > > them in /etc/issue is fine for me.
> >
> > Yup, and fun is always a good idea.
> I don't mind about a fun. :)
> But those files do state, that user is running some _release_ which is
> not true because of Rolling Release System (tm) ;-)

Why don't we keep labeling release CDs as such but have pacman write the
date to /etc/arch-release on successful -Su (or -Syu maybe)?  It always
did bother me that at times you could get a newer release than was
actually available for download.  This way we'd know exactly last time
the system was updated.


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