Re: How to identify origin [Was: How to identify distro, lsb-release is broken]
Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> I need to find a way of identifying the name of an installed
>> distrobution. This mechanism should be able to differentiate
> Even worse is when people mix up those releases and even
mixed distribtions do not matter in this case. The question was how to
identify the distribution that was installed! (counting a distribution
upgrade as new install for sake of simplicicity).
I also run a pool auf auto installed machines, and found that
lsb_release utility very handy for this use case. I would find it
unconvinient if I had to reintroduce lsb_release in a self grown package
if future releases of debian do not ship a suitable lsb_release command
> How do I detect the origin of an install package?
This is a completly different use-case and problem to what the original