[OpenAFS] why linux sysnames are different

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Wed, 02 Jan 2008 14:43:31 -0800

"Avinesh Kumar" <avinesh@gmail.com> writes:

> Seem the right reason to do this in past !
> But the problem is still there.

And probably always will be, since changing sysnames is a nasty
backward-incompatible change and people have already build infrastructure
on local interpretations or workarounds for the existing sysnames.

I suppose we could start setting a sysname list based on both the kernel
version and the glibc version by default, but I shudder to think of the
Autoconf glue.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>