[manjaro-dev] Please add version information about Manjaro into /usr/lib/os-release

Gerold Jens Wucherpfennig gjwucherpfennig at gmx.net
Sun May 10 15:47:48 CEST 2020

Am 08.05.20 um 21:36 schrieb Jonathon Fernyhough:
> On 08/05/2020 19:57, Gerold Jens Wucherpfennig wrote:
>> Please add 'VERSION',
>> The file is in the package "core/filesystem"
> What's the rationale for this?
> Once the distro is installed those tags have very little meaning to a
> rolling release.

The data is already in /etc/lsb-release.

$ cat /etc/lsb-release

So why is this information in

The developers of kinfocenter
do not want to include this obsolete data
and are asking for this data
to be included, it has to be stored
in /usr/lib/os-release.

They do not want to change
kinfocenter to include old LSB data.

You say that version tags have very
little meaning in a rolling release
distribution like Manjaro.

What do other people think about this?

Sorry for bothering you,
I just wanted to improve kinfocenter
a bit on Manjaro.

Kind Regards


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