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SubjectRe: uname: Linux ... "unknown"
On Tue, Feb 02, 1999 at 09:41:19AM -0800, B. James Phillippe wrote:
> Hello,
> Does anyone know why uname always returns "unknown" for the (yp)domainname?
> Every Linux system that I have ever built or booted seems to provide all
> the information except the domainname, regardless of whether it is or isn't
> set. For example:

Because the "unknown" string has nothing todo with the NIS domain. It's the
string for the processor type (uname -p) which is not supported under Linux
also it would make sense (for x86: arch=i386 and cpu-type=<detected processor>,
same for alpha: arch=alpha cpu-type=lca4) ...

Dominik Kubla

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