[Python-bugs-list] sys.platform (PR#411)

guido@beopen.com guido@beopen.com
Mon, 24 Jul 2000 09:02:08 -0400 (EDT)


> sys.platform is not documented enough.
> 
> Its value is:
> - 'linux-i386' on RedHat 6.2 
> - 'linux2' on SuSE 6.4
> - 'linux1' on other Linux systems?
> 
> Especially the difference between RedHat 6.2 and SuSE 6.4 is annoying.
> Theses systems are compatible after all...

The RedHat folks apparently patch the value to have that value -- it's
not supposed to be that way.  Not much we can do about this...

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://dinsdale.python.org/~guido/)