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Old 04-27-2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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Thumbs up In order to install all kinds of software for linux I have but one request


please cat your /etc/<distribution>-<version>-release file here to help others including myself install software that is not compatible with certain distros
 
Old 04-27-2009, 10:14 PM   #2
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Not sure how this information is going to help you install software not compatible with certain distros, but I'll play along.
Code:
cat /etc/clfs-release
1.1.0
and
Code:
cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 5.3 (Final)
 
Old 04-28-2009, 04:58 AM   #3
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It's mainly when dealing with 3rd party software

This sitution arises when there are only binaries to use to install. Not rpms, bin files. These companies just create software for linux and don't ever plan to upgrade their software so it's only compatible with older versions of linux that are way out of date. As an example, IBM AIX 6 and SGI IRIX 6.5 are still subject to Netscape 4. I think Netscape just made a browser for IRIX/AIX to put themselves on the map because it's the first one they came out with.

In this way, seeing how redhat is the only distro that makes their current and previous release files available, if they are posted somewhere where people on google can find them, it will make life a hell of a lot easier to mimic a supported system if software of the given type is not supported.

Quote:
/etc/SuSE-release

openSUSE 11.0 (i586)
VERSION = 11.0

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Old 04-28-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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LSB anyone ?
I would think it would be relevant when considering cross distro compatability
Code:
user@it-lenny:~$ lsb_release -a

LSB Version:	core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3.2-noarch:cxx-3.0-ia32:cxx-3.0-noarch:cxx-3.1-ia32:cxx-3.1-noarch:cxx-3.2-ia32:cxx-3.2-noarch:desktop-3.1-ia32:desktop-3.1-noarch:desktop-3.2-ia32:desktop-3.2-noarch:graphics-2.0-ia32:graphics-2.0-noarch:graphics-3.0-ia32:graphics-3.0-noarch:graphics-3.1-ia32:graphics-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.2-ia32:graphics-3.2-noarch:qt4-3.1-ia32:qt4-3.1-noarch

Distributor ID:	Debian
Description:	Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.1 (lenny)
Release:	5.0.1
Codename:	lenny
 
Old 04-29-2009, 07:01 PM   #5
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hmmm... interesting... debian doesn't have a release file? or do they?
 
Old 04-29-2009, 07:49 PM   #6
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There is one.. but how useful is it really compared to the info above ?

Code:
debianlenny: ~$ cat /etc/debian_version 
5.0
I think the info provide by lsb_relaese is more informative.
 
Old 04-30-2009, 12:44 AM   #7
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I agree
 
  


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