Re: Is there a way to positively, uniquely identify which Debian release a program is running on?
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- Subject: Re: Is there a way to positively, uniquely identify which Debian release a program is running on?
- From: Morten Kjeldgaard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2007 14:26:34 +0200
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PS: To address the original question: Being a molecular biologist, my
initial idea was to use an approach similar to that used in gene
analysis: look at the entire set of packages installed on a specific
system (package name and version), and then determine what known distro
the set is closest related to.
I put that aside because I wanted something working quickly, but the
idea of being able to make a "family tree" of distros still seems like
fun. It isn't hard to do.
Morten Kjeldgaard, Asc. professor, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus University
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