Bug#1002831: ITP: lsb-release-minimal -- minimal shell implementation of lsb_release

Gioele Barabucci gioele at svario.it
Wed Dec 29 19:38:09 GMT 2021

On 29/12/21 19:37, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Dec 2021, Gioele Barabucci wrote:
>> Instead of using LSB packages, this version of `lsb_release` uses the
>> information in `/etc/os-release`. Nevertheless, the output of this version is
> /etc/os-release DOES NOT contain enough information for lsb_release:

It must contain enough info, because the current `lsb_release` does get 
all its information from `/usr/lib/os-release`, see 

This behavior hasn't changed in the last 3 years (actually 9 years...)

Please note that the code packaged in this ITP takes into account 
/etc/os-release, /usr/lib/os-release and (now also) $LSB_OS_RELEASE.


Gioele Barabucci <gioele at svario.it>

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