Ed Maste wrote this message on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 16:48 -0400:
> These are used only as user-facing strings for the kern.version sysctl
> and reported by uname. An example kern.version string:
> FreeBSD 10.1-STABLE #28 r280427+86df2de(stable-10): Thu Mar 26 16:07:47 EDT 
> 2015
>     emaste@feynman:/tank/emaste/obj/tank/emaste/src/git-stable-10/sys/GENERIC
> >From a technical perspective they're trivially eliminated. There may
> be some 3rd party ports expect the precise format, but probably not
> very many (and they should be fixed, anyhow).  There's a much larger
> social issue in convincing the FreeBSD developer community to accept
> their removal, though :-)

I don't know about others, but IMO, the only useful information there
is the path it was built from... The machine isn't too useful and even
less useful is probably the build user...  Maybe on larger installs,
the user/machine makes a difference, but that could be a config option
to include those...

So my vote is to eliminate user/machine and just leave the path... And
we could just use user@machine to keep the format compatible, but

  John-Mark Gurney                              Voice: +1 415 225 5579

     "All that I will do, has been done, All that I have, has not."

Reproducible-builds mailing list

Reply via email to