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Re: Is there a way to positively, uniquely identify which Debian release a program is running on?

On 09-Jun-07, 04:30 (CDT), Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> wrote:
> My point is that it is useful to know what major release of Debian a
> machine is using,

My point is the only reliable way to determine that is via
/etc/apt/sources and /etc/apt/preferences, not to mention
/var/lib/dpkg/status (because packages might be on hold).

Yes, many systems don't mix-n-match, and are pure etch or whatever. The
contents of /etc/debian_release doesn't, and can't, tell you that, no
matter how it's packaged.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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