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Re: /etc/redhat-release



On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 3:14 PM,  <m roth 5-cent us> wrote:
> <snip>
>> On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 2:15 PM, Stainforth, Matthew (SD/DS)
>> <Matthew Stainforth gnb ca> wrote:
>>>> 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.
> <snip>
> Y'know, when all you want is lsb_release, and I know I'd noticed it when I
> installed it on some of our servers, but this finally penetrated, so I
> just did rpm -qi -R redhat-lsb. Can *ANYONE* explain to me why it needs
> libX11? I mean, it's a bloody command line shell script that prints to
> STDOUT!

Having the redhat-lsb package installed is *supposed* to mean your
system is LSB compliant. That entails a lot more than that one shell
script.

John



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