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Author zooko
Recipients benjamin.peterson, bgomes, christian.heimes, draghuram, georg.brandl, lemburg, pavel.vinogradov, sapetnioc, zooko
Date 2008-09-24.18:23:17
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Well, for what it is worth I've updated the custom "detect linux
distribution" code in Tahoe yet again.  The current version first tries
to parse /etc/lsb-version (fast, gives a good answer on Ubuntu, and
hopefully at least semi-standardized), then invokes platform.dist()
(fast, customized, but gives a bad answer on Ubuntu), and then if
platform.dist() returns an empty distribution or empty release (which
I'm not sure if that is even possible), it invokes lsb_release -a in a
subprocess (slow, totally standardized).

Here's the patch:

Running it on the Tahoe buildbot shows that we currently have the
followings kinds of buildslaves:

Linux-Ubuntu_6.06-i686-32bit, Linux-Ubuntu_6.10-i686-32bit,
Linux-Ubuntu_7.10-i686-32bit, SunOS-5.11-i86pc-i386-32bit,
Linux-Ubuntu_7.04-i686-32bit, Linux-debian_4.0-i686-32bit,
Linux-Ubuntu_8.04-i686-32bit, Darwin-9.4.0-i386-32bit,
Linux-Ubuntu_8.04-x86_64-64bit, Windows-XP-5.1.2600-SP2,
Date User Action Args
2008-09-24 18:23:19zookosetrecipients: + zooko, lemburg, georg.brandl, draghuram, christian.heimes, sapetnioc, benjamin.peterson, pavel.vinogradov, bgomes
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2008-09-24 18:23:18zookolinkissue1322 messages
2008-09-24 18:23:17zookocreate