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Re: What does anaconda know?



On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 01:45:45PM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
 > On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 19:30 +0200, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
 > > Jeremy Katz <katzj redhat com> wrote:
 > > > This is a never-ending battle.  The proper place for such a
 > > > determination is with the service itself.
 > > 
 > > Hmmm. On the other hand I do not like the idea to stuff the
 > > whole machine-type-detection logic into each and every package.
 > 
 > Which is why you have a library (be it kudzu, hal, or whatever your
 > hardware abstraction layer library of the week happens to be) and ensure
 > that *it* can do the probing for you.  Then you just have to have the
 > package know what it cares about and see if there's any available.

In the case of x86 laptops, a simple 'is_laptop' script could be
hacked up pretty easily with dmidecode and grep.

		Dave


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