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Re: [Chicken-users] [PATCH] Compatability between eggs and chicken relea
Re: [Chicken-users] [PATCH] Compatability between eggs and chicken releases: a report on progress, and a patch!
Wed, 12 Oct 2011 08:18:29 +0100
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On 10/12/2011 12:02 AM, Alan Post wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:05:55PM +0100, Alaric Snell-Pym wrote:
>> The user-agent strings it generates look like:
>> chicken-install 18.104.22.168-st linux x86-64
>> Rather than the previous:
>> chicken-install 4.5.0
> I think we should include the operating system version as well as
> the operating system and hardware platform.
> Given the way linux is distributed, I'm used to including:
> os+os version => Debian 5.0
> kernel+kernel version => Linux 2.6
> to distinguish Debian 5 from Linux 2.6.
> If I get to dream a bit, I'd love to include the compiler and it's
> version as well. I'll take the opportunity to attach one of my
> favorite C programs: it outputs the name and version of the compiler
> it was compiled with.
Alrighty! I might find myself hacking the build system to record more of
this kind of thing, too... We can try running lsb_release during the
build process and record its output if found, for a start. Then there's
your compiler-identifier. Then there's uname - via libc, not the command
line tool (what does that do on Windows?)
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