Reliable way to determine native packaging system

T.C. Hollingsworth tchollingsworth at
Fri Mar 15 05:06:27 UTC 2013

On 3/14/13, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:
> In the last few days, I had read a page discussing a more universal
> single /etc/release file, that would use the one filename for all
> distros, and have parameters inside it that were specific to the
> particular release.

That would be /etc/os-release:


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