Reliable way to determine native packaging system

Theodore Papadopoulo Theodore.Papadopoulo at inria.fr
Thu Mar 14 19:05:02 UTC 2013


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On 03/14/2013 07:48 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
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> Am 14.03.2013 19:25, schrieb Theodore Papadopoulo:
>> Yes I imagined that detecting /var/lib/rpm was one way to deal
>> with the problem (but not /etc/*-release as this is exactly what
>> I want to avoid: having to map distributions to packaging
>> system).
>> 
>> I was hoping that there was some magic command a la lsb_release
>> which could have helped for this). Well I guess I'll have to rely
>> on some heuristic like those for now.
>> 
>> Would there be a possibility (for the long term) to add such a 
>> facility. I understand that this is quite difficult as it
>> requires some synchronisation between distributions
> 
> i fear this is unlikely, there are way too much distributions

I understand that...
On the other way fedora often opens the route... ;-)

Is there a place where this can be escalated and discussed ?

	Theo.


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