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Keeping up with the distros....

From: David Douthitt
Subject: Keeping up with the distros....
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 09:50:18 -0600

Is there any way to change misc.c so that new versions of Linux don't
require a recompile?  Sounds like a perfect use for something like the
"file" and "magic" files.

So a cfengine configuration file would spell out what is to be found in
/etc/redhat-release - or whatever it is.

I don't see an entry for CentOS for example - or for Scientific Linux -
or for TinySofa - or for Trustix - or for cAos....

And despite those distributions not being main distributions, they are
major.  And then there is Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo...

Not to mention HP-UX 11.0, 11i, Solaris 8, 9, 10 ... how do you keep up
without having to recompile source constantly?

David Douthitt
UNIX System Administrator
Linux+, LPIC-1, RHCE
HP-UX, Unixware, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD

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