getting the running patch level
sonic2000gr at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 19:59:21 UTC 2012
On 13/08/2012 22:27, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Jason Hellenthal<jhellenthal at dataix.net> writes:
>> Could I suggest... the same way that /etc/motd is already updated ?
> You could, but it wouldn't be very helpful, since /etc/rc.d/motd uses
> uname(1), which returns the kernel version. On the contrary, once
> /etc/issue is in place, we should use that instead of uname(1) to update
One could also set the environment variable UNAME_r to the correct value
(either in system wide e.g. /etc/profile or to a specific user dot
files). Only problem of course it would have to be updated to the
correct value manually.
Or, since the correct value is always in newvers.sh, if src is present
in the system a periodic script could update it automatically.
The manual updating will cause more confusion in the long run - people
tend to forget these things...
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