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Re: Plymouth and re-branding



On Mon, 2009-01-05 at 11:26 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram (sundaram fedoraproject org) said: 
> >> It pulls the information from /etc/fedora-release - there's nothing to
> >> do in plymouth itself. If your /etc/fedora-release comes from a correctly
> >> rebranded package, the right thing should happen.
> >
> > Well, here is the thing. I run sed on /etc/fedora-release, I get a  
> > rebranded distro everywhere except for plymouth which already has picked  
> > up the name and won't let it go. Now I did replace fedora-release with  
> > my own foo-release but then I realized, I have to maintain my own  
> > repository now as well inorder to not break the upgrade path. I would  
> > like to avoid doing that by just not having Plymouth display that text  
> > at all.
> 
> Running 'sed' on distribution provided files seems like a bad way
> to go about it. What if fedora-release gets updated upstream?
> 
> (That being said, you could certainly do a trigger to do the sed
> at the right point after the package gets installed.)

Don't encourage people to use triggers. That's like offering kids
heroin.

-sv



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