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

Am Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2006 10:16 schrieb Stephen Birch:
> Miles Bader(miles.bader@necel.com)@2006-02-23 17:41:
> > 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).
> We use apt to distribute internal software used in our organization.
> The build dependancies vary slightly for each distro so we simply use
> the distro ident when compiling to arrange for the correct tools to be
> installed.

If you depend on specific versions of libs or tools, why not test those 
versions directly? Software like autoconf exists for exactly this purpose.


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