[OpenAFS] Re: sysname for 3.x linux kernel

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:08:43 -0800

Andrew Deason <adeason@sinenomine.net> writes:

> Secondly, this is easily modifiable by distributions. I think the
> closest thing Linux has to a "platform" like those of commercial unices
> (and maybe the BSDs) is a distribution-specific moniker. Just because
> the OpenAFS project doesn't include anything more specific than
> "$arch_linux26" by default doesn't mean we can't have a distro-specific
> tag by default in front of that (and the RPMs related to this thread are
> already doing that). That seems like a pretty easy way to get more
> granularity and be more 'modern'.

I suppose I could do that in Debian.  I'd feel more comfortable doing it
if any Debian user had ever indicated a desire for an @sys that identified
the Debian stable version (which would be the obvious thing to put in

If I do that for Debian, though, Ubuntu is going to be a mess.

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