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Re: /etc/redhat-release



John,

inode0 wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, but that package, AFAIK, isn't supposed to *make* it compliant, just
check if everything's there.

      mark



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