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Re: Re: Which Binary dist?

From: David Chapman <dcchapman_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 09:54:59 -0700

lists_at_mgreg wrote:
> On Jul 8, 2008, at 6:39 AM, Marc Haisenko wrote:
>> On Tuesday 08 July 2008, lists_at_mgreg wrote:
>>> You may also type:
>>> uname -a
>>> Regards,
>>> Michael
>> That won't tell you which distribution you're using.
>> Marc
> I'm sorry, did I miss something? Does Mandriva not support
> "uname"? "uname -a" tells you everything about your distribution.
> Best,
> Michael
Neither "uname -a" nor "ls /etc/*release" gives you the requested
information on Slackware:

davidc_at_mariner:~$ cd /etc
davidc_at_mariner:/etc$ ls *release
/bin/ls: *release: No such file or directory
davidc_at_mariner:/etc$ ls *version
davidc_at_mariner:/etc$ cat slackware-version
Slackware 11.0.0
davidc_at_mariner:/etc$ uname -a
Linux mariner #5 Fri Dec 29 19:31:36 PST 2006 i686 i686 i386

This is what I get on CentOS:

[davidc_at_pioneer ~]$ ls /etc/*release
[davidc_at_pioneer ~]$ cat /etc/*release
CentOS release 4.6 (Final)
[davidc_at_pioneer ~]$ uname -a
Linux pioneer.layoutsynthesis.com 2.6.9-67.0.20.ELsmp #1 SMP Thu Jun 26
08:14:55 EDT 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

So which distro tells you its name directly from uname? Just curious...

    David Chapman         dcchapman_at_earthlink.net
    Chapman Consulting -- San Jose, CA
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