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Detecting RedHat distribution version

Andy Dougherty
October 26, 1999 11:54
Detecting RedHat distribution version
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I'm currently trying to patch Configure to tell you the Linux
distribution (RedHat, SuSE, Debian, others as folks supply the
information), and I'm unsure of how to best parse RedHat's
/etc/redhat-release file. I have the following 1 example:

	Red Hat Linux release 6.1 (Cartman)

I'm guessing that the '6.1' is what would be most useful. Does anyone have
a variety of Red Hat systems around or enough familiarity with Red Hat to
say how stable that format is or give me other examples?


    Andy Dougherty
    Dept. of Physics
    Lafayette College, Easton PA 18042 Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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