[arch-general] /etc/os-release: Suggestions for improvements

Karol Babioch karol at babioch.de
Tue Jul 3 07:55:59 EDT 2012


Am 03.07.2012 13:35, schrieb Tom Gundersen:
> Why would we want this? I don't know much about it, so if there are
> good reasons I'm interested to learn.

I don't know much about it either, just stumbled upon it by reading the
man page of "/etc/os-release". Looking at the database (see [1]), I
realized that the "big" distributions like Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu and
OpenSUSE are in the database, so my line of argumentation was something
like "Why not?" ;).

Basically it makes it look more professional as it could be used as a
reference for entries within CVE and things like that.

But I have to admit that this was just something I wanted to mention. I
by no means insist on that.

Best regards,
Karol Babioch

[1] http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/cpe/search

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