[RFC] Drop the Coreutils Uname patch
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 22:19:37 PDT 2007
Greg Schafer wrote:
> Robert Connolly wrote:
>> On Tuesday April 24 2007 02:50, Randy McMurchy wrote:
>>> On the computer I'm typing this message on, 'uname -a' reports this:
>>> Linux rmlscsi 220.127.116.11 #1 PREEMPT Sat Mar 25 07:47:39 CST 2006 i686
>>> pentium3 i386 GNU/Linux
>>> What would it report without the patch?
>> The "pentium3" would become "unknown". The patch sets "uname -p".
> You are technically incorrect.
> An unpatched `uname -a' simply omits the -p and -i fields when they are
> $ uname --help
> Usage: uname [OPTION]...
> Print certain system information. With no OPTION, same as -s.
> -a, --all print all information, in the following order,
> except omit -p and -i if unknown:
That looks like a recent change to the behavior.
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