Hi, * Kris Deugau <email@example.com> [2007-05-30 23:06]: [...] > However, there doesn't seem to be any single, consistent, > doesn't-change-for-the-life-of-the-release, programmatically possible > (never mind *easy* just yet...) method to find out if I'm on Debian > sarge, etch, lenny, or some third-party Debian-derived distribution. > Nor does there seem to be any similar indicator to see if I'm on Debian > 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, or whatever version list a third-party distro is up to > this week. (Side note: When is the number version of a new release > decided?) > > On RHEL and derived distros, there's usually a file /etc/redhat-release > (sometimes renamed, but usually trivially enough that it can be found > with little trouble) containing both the distro code name and the > version number. It may change a little on point releases, but it's > stable, consistent, and unique to each release. /etc/debian_version Kind regards Nico -- Nico Golde - http://ngolde.de - firstname.lastname@example.org - GPG: 0x73647CFF For security reasons, all text in this mail is double-rot13 encrypted.
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