[lsb-discuss] Re: New uname option to query exact OS distribution

Michael Stone mstone at debian.org
Mon Aug 23 05:07:33 PDT 2004


On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 06:11:42AM +0200, you wrote:
>    I like this proposal, but I prefer to maintain "-o" (OS) instead of 
>"-d" (Distro).

No, -o should continue to say GNU/Linux. Too much third-party software
depends on that, and will not want to special-case every linux
distribution.

>    However, when approved must be POSIX complaint.

-o is already beyond the POSIX standard...-d would be in exactly the same
state.

Mike Stone




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