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Re: Can we have a /etc/debian in base?

"Lars Wirzenius wrote:"
> Kai Henningsen:
> > Umm ... _can_ any of these things be used to differentiate between a  
> > Debian system and, say, a Red Hat system that only has dpkg installed so  
> > it can use some Debian packages?
> Probably not.  However, I think someone already mentioned
> /etc/debian_version.  Perhaps that would be reliable enough?

I don't have an /etc/debian_version on most of my systems.  I think it
must be part of the base package which out of (unfounded) fear I have
not upgraded yet.  And it wasn't there some time ago (0.93??).

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