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sboyce
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:35 pm    Post subject: /etc/gentoo-release .... What does it signify Reply with quote

I've scoped the Handbook, the machine, gentoo site, mirrors and google but nowhere can I find anything to connect the 1.6.12 release with anything that's announced. It's got to be documented somewhere so you can look at /etc/release and say I am at 2005.x, a map somewhere perhaps.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/etc/gentoo-release used to be the baselayout version. It's even almost told in the file itself:
Code:
tpirinen@pingviinilohhari ~ (510) $ cat /etc/gentoo-release
Gentoo Base System version 1.6.12
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flammie wrote:
/etc/gentoo-release used to be the baselayout version. It's even almost told in the file itself:
Code:
tpirinen@pingviinilohhari ~ (510) $ cat /etc/gentoo-release
Gentoo Base System version 1.6.12

Still doesn't mean anything to me unless you are saying that this is the first version I installed (2004.x), so it will never change with updates. When I installed quite some time ago, I didn't check this file, I only found out about it a few days ago and wondered what it signified.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Other Things Gentoo to Duplicate Threads in favour of Gentoo Base System version. Please post there if questions are left.
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