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    And you thought "Oneiric Ocelot" sounded daft...


    Did you know that Linux kernels under development have much sillier names? Just read this.
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    Thanks Hazel.
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    Turns out I'm using "Flesh-Eating Bats with Fangs" and looking to upgrade to "Sneaky Weasel" although a downgrade might be in order just so I can say that I'm using "Pink Farting Weasel"

    Do you think they are taking the mick out of Ubuntu as they both started in about 2004?
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    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    Turns out I'm using "Flesh-Eating Bats with Fangs" and looking to upgrade to "Sneaky Weasel" although a downgrade might be in order just so I can say that I'm using "Pink Farting Weasel"

    Do you think they are taking the mick out of Ubuntu as they both started in about 2004?
    Same here. I thought chupacabras were a local phenomenon just in my neck of the woods. I did not know they exist in Ireland also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    Do you think they are taking the mick out of Ubuntu as they both started in about 2004?
    Likely...

    I am currently on the "Flesh-Eating Bats with Fangs"...

    What about "Err Metey! A Heury Beelge-a Ret!"? The same as the previous one but with a South African accent...?

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    I forgot about these. Tells you how long its been since I've had to recompile a kernel. So my "work" Linux box is performing admirably under Man-Eating Seals of Antiquity and my MP3 server has been rock-solid running the ubiquitous Flesh-Eating Bats with Fangs. Too good, thanks Hazel.

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    Wow LOL, these names are stupid! :P
    Turns out i am running on the Man-Eating Seals of Antiquity. I think i should upgrade, so i can say i using a sheep on meth.

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    Very silly names (I like them in a strange way), but I am glad these are not in common use like the Ubuntu codenames.

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    Okay, people... somebody needs to write a script for this.
    I think the output of uname should reflect these names!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512
    Okay, people... somebody needs to write a script for this.
    I realize you were probably joking, but what the hell....

    this perl script will wget that list of names (sticks it in /tmp) and then parse it to generate a list of NAME==VERSIONS pairs. then it'll take your kernel version (uname -r) and attempt to find where it fits into the list (which is not exactly complete). It has problems...

    After you unzip it (and maybe make it executable), call it like this:

    Code:
    ./uname.pl --silly
    If you don't pass it the --silly parameter, it'll just exec uname, along with any normal uname arguments you supplied to it, e.g.:

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    ./uname.pl -s
    Should return Linux.
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