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Old 12-10-2004, 04:43 PM   #1
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What distro do I use?


I got an account on a friend's box and I would like to check what distro he uses. uname didn't give any information on that (as I thought). Is there any way of finding out? The text that showed up when I logged in was just the kernel (which is 2.4.26).
 
Old 12-10-2004, 04:49 PM   #2
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try uname -a although still that won't always say the distro.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 04:54 PM   #3
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try uname -a although still that won't always say the distro.
Yeah, that's what I tried but it didn't give much info about the distro. And I don't have much experience with a lot of different distros so I can't tell them apart just by checking dir-structure or such things.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 05:10 PM   #4
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it's an interesting question, I just searched my drive for references to slackware, and there aren't that many, (aside from in each of the packages) although /etc/slackware-version is there.

It also appears in most the rc. scripts since presumably they're all written for the distro.

Unless I'm missing something tho there's no obvious place it's written.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 08:53 PM   #5
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usually, there's a reference in /etc as some have noticed. I have /etc/gentoo-release. Used to see /etc/redhat-version (on Mandrake). Try there.
 
  


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