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Re: How to identify distro, lsb-release is broken

Stephen Birch <sgbirch@imsmail.org> writes:
> I need to find a way of identifying the name of an installed
> distrobution. This mechanism should be able to differentiate

To what end?  Many people do not run "pure" releases, so the concept of
a distro version is rather shaky at best (especially in debian which
emphasizes fine-grained upgrades).

Is it true that nothing can be known?  If so how do we know this?  -Woody Allen

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