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

Bruce Korb bkorb at veritas.com
Mon Aug 23 15:16:42 PDT 2004


"Dr. Giovanni A. Orlando" wrote:

> Hi,
> 
>     I am not agree to introduce another command, like lsb_release -a.
> 
>     uname is sufficient.
> 
>     Changing actual -d with the OS release name: FTOSX, RedHat, will solve
>     the matter.

I do not think anyone is claiming that lsb is prohibited from
requiring uname to support -d.  In fact, I would guess that other
vendors would avoid adding -d to their unames, unless it were to
be for the analagous purpose.  Were multiple vendors to actually
do that, *then* is the time to suggest a POSIX standard.....




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