How to identify origin [Was: How to identify distro, lsb-release is broken]
Stephen Birch <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 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
How do I detect the origin of an install package?
Could we patch apt-ftparchive to include the origin, maybe including
the release, of a package in the Packages files and make
apt/aptitude/... pass this along to dpkgs available file (and
subsequently status file)?
Alternatively apt/aptitude could add an origin line generated from the
sources.list entry automatically but that would be les usefull for
something like reportbug.