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Re: Keeping up with the distros....

From: Christian Pearce
Subject: Re: Keeping up with the distros....
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 09:31:49 -0500

On Tue, 2005-01-11 at 10:50, David Douthitt wrote:
> 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.

Interesting.  We would have to implement our own version of this though

> 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?

Well one person typically creates a patch.  And in the mean time use -D
sun_os_10 for example.  or -D fedora_3 when calling cfengine.  Then wait
for the next release.

It would be nice to have it though.  Add it to the wishlist on

Christian Pearce

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