Bug 504498 - provide /etc/lsb-release
provide /etc/lsb-release
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redhat-lsb (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lawrence Lim
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-07 11:08 EDT by Andrew Ziem
Modified: 2014-03-25 20:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-21 09:28:45 EST
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Description Andrew Ziem 2009-06-07 11:08:38 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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. cat /etc/lsb-release

Actual results:
cat: /etc/lsb-release: No such file or directory

Expected results:

Additional info:
Ubuntu, Mandriva, and others have this file.
Comment 1 Nicola Soranzo 2009-09-16 11:13:34 EDT
I think you should use the lsb_release command, see its man page for more information.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 07:04:40 EST
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Comment 3 Andrew Ziem 2009-11-18 12:50:29 EST
Still not there in Fedora 11
Comment 4 Andrew Ziem 2009-11-18 12:52:07 EST
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

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