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Re: Detecting RedHat distribution version

Matt Sergeant
October 26, 1999 12:38
Re: Detecting RedHat distribution version
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On Tue, 26 Oct 1999, Andy Dougherty wrote:
> 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?

Mandrake 6.0 gives:

$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Linux Mandrake release 6.0 (Venus)


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