Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 504498
Last modified: 2014-03-25 20:57:46 EDT
Description of problem:
Other Linux distributions provide the file /etc/lsb-release which is useful for developers to determine platform information. However, Fedora doesn't ship this file.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. cat /etc/lsb-release
cat: /etc/lsb-release: No such file or directory
Ubuntu, Mandriva, and others have this file.
I think you should use the lsb_release command, see its man page for more information.
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Still not there in Fedora 11
lsb_release is a little harder to parse, but it is OK for me. I can't speak for others that may benefit from /etc/lsb-release, so you can close if you want