[plt-scheme] OS version?

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Fri Dec 9 02:50:26 EST 2005

On Dec  9, Jepri wrote:
> There's no standardised way to find this, but each distro keeps its
> accounting information somewhere different.  My ubuntu system has:
> ubuntu:~# cat /etc/debian_version
> 3.1

Actually, the problem came up with a newer Ubuntu that has
"testing/unstable" in that file.

> but from memory true debian systems will keep some version information 
> in /etc/apt/apt.conf.

Which sounds much more unreliable since it's much more likely to be

> Major distributions often alter uname -a to report the distro name
> as well as the kernel version.  [...]

RedHat/Fedora don't do this.

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