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Re: /etc/redhat-release



On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 1:51 PM, Broekman, Maarten
<Maarten Broekman fmr com> wrote:
> Is the "pain point" the libraries that it requires (in particular,
> libX11, etc)?  Just wondering because the commands that are required
> look like what you would expect on any reasonable system.

No, lsb just pulls in various packages that many people don't want on servers.

The "pain point" I mentioned was the inconsistent treatment of
/etc/redhat-release which causes maintenance work for those of us who
do need to parse it in scripts over time. We can expect distinct cases
for each major release of RHEL but there have also been occasions
where this file has changed in unpredictable ways across minor update
levels as well.

John



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