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SubjectRe: uname: Linux ... "unknown"
The unknown refers to the CPU type; not NIS domainname.

On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, 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:
>
> % ypdomainname ;uname -a
> main
> Linux terror 2.0.33 #6 Tue Aug 25 16:55:08 PDT 1998 i586 unknown
> %
>
> % ypdomainname ;uname -a
>
> Linux earth 2.2.0-final #15 Thu Jan 21 09:57:07 PST 1999 alpha unknown
> %
>
> I've tried with the latest sh-utils I could find, but perhaps I have done
> something wrong? Or, is this a kernel issue?
>
> thanks,
> -bp
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