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Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:36:17 +0400
From: gremlin@...mlin.ru
To: owl-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: /etc/os-release

On 15-Feb-2012 22:37:09 +0400, Vasiliy Kulikov wrote:

 > > > We should probably add this:
 > > > http://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/os-release.html
 > > > even though we have no intent to use systemd in the foreseeable
 > > > future.
 > > That will be a "spec-only" package...
 > > Summary: Operating system identification
 > > Name: os-release
 > > Provides: /etc/os-release
 > We already have a similar file in owl-etc (/etc/owl-release), why
 > bother with additional package?

The owl-etc package contains files that are necessary, but there's
no package for them to be in place. In general, there should be 10
files or less:

group
host.conf
inputrc
nsswitch.conf
passwd
protocols
securetty
services
shadow
shells

(I doubt of "shells" - it really should be created|modified when
installing bash and tcsh)

Also, the files that come from owl-etc package are unlikely to be
updated.

Possibly, the /etc/owl-release should be moved to os-release package,
thus allowing us to update this package more frequently (in the most
marginal case that can be performed daily, using crontab job or, as a
more useful option, CVS notification scripts).


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