Linux and the GNU system by Richard Stallman

Linux and the GNU system by Richard Stallman

Post by Ray Auchterloun » Tue, 05 May 1998 04:00:00




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Quote:>Which, IMHO, is exactly what RMS says too.  AFAI can make out, he
>_doesn't_ want to rename the _kernel_ to `lignux', "only" the
>system/distribution.

Unfortunately what he said (afterwards IIRC) is not quite the same as
what he _did_.

From what he says you would expect config.guess to do something like:

        if (kernel detected == linux)
        {
                if (user tools detected == gnu)
                        report system as lignux / linux-gnu
                else if (user tools detected == bsd)

                ... etc.
        }

What he actually did was:

        if (kernel detected == linux)
                report system as lignux

AFAIR it was what he did much more than what he said which caused the
upset.

ray

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