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On 10/25/07, Yann Cointepas <report@bugs.python.org> wrote:
> I can easily do the patch to ignore symlinks and /etc/lsb-release but I am
> not sure of the appropriate way to look for lsb_update command, is
> distutils.spawn.find_executable( 'lsb_release' ) ok ?

You can just execute the command and if there is any error, default to
the current code. There is no need to explicitly check for the
binary's existence.

> If you need the patch earlier than begining of next week, you should do it.
> Otherwise I can make it.

I don't "need" the patch :-). If you can't get to it some time next
week, I will try to come up with the patch.

>
> On Mandriva 2007.1, the command exists if the package "lsb-release" is
> installed. I do not know if it is always installed (I selected a checkbox
> "LSB" during install, this checkbox is unchecked by default).
> The output is:
>
> [yann@localhost ~]$ lsb_release -a
> LSB Version:
> lsb-3.1-ia32:lsb-3.1-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:cxx-3.0-ia32:cxx-3.0-noarch:graphics-3.0-ia32:graphics-3.0-noarch:lsb-3.0-ia32:lsb-3.0-noarch:qt4-3.1-ia32:qt4-3.1-noarch
> Distributor ID: MandrivaLinux
> Description:    Mandriva Linux
> Release:        2007.1
> Codename:       Official
>
> [yann@localhost ~]$ lsb_release -i
> Distributor ID: MandrivaLinux
>
> [yann@localhost ~]$ lsb_release -d
> Description:    Mandriva Linux
>
> [yann@localhost ~]$ lsb_release -r
> Release:        2007.1
>
> On Fedora 4 (rather old) , the command is in the package "redhat-lsb".
>
> yc176684:src$ lsb_release -a
> LSB Version:    1.3
> Distributor ID: FedoraCore
> Description:    Fedora Core release 4 (Stentz)
> Release:        4
> Codename:       Stentz
>
> yc176684:src$ lsb_release -i
> Distributor ID: FedoraCore
>
> yc176684:src$ lsb_release -d
> Description:    Fedora Core release 4 (Stentz)
>
> yc176684:src$ lsb_release -r
> Release:        4
>
> On Fedora 7, the command is in the package "redhat-lsb" and seem to be
> installed by default.
>
> gargamel:riviere% lsb_release -a
> LSB
> Version:    :core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:
> graphics-3.1-ia32:graphics-3.1-noarch
> Distributor ID: Fedora
> Description:    Fedora release 7 (Moonshine)
> Release:        7
> Codename:       Moonshine
>
> gargamel:riviere% lsb_release -i
> Distributor ID: Fedora
>
> gargamel:riviere% lsb_release -d
> Description:    Fedora release 7 (Moonshine)
>
> gargamel:riviere% lsb_release -r
> Release:        7
>
> On 10/25/07, Raghuram Devarakonda < report@bugs.python.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Raghuram Devarakonda added the comment:
> >
> > I think it is safe to ignore lsb-release. In fact, there seems to be a
> > command "lsb_release" that gives information about distribution. On my
> > SuSE box, this is what I get:
> >
> > marvin:~# lsb_release -i
> > Distributor ID: SUSE LINUX
> > marvin:~# lsb_release -d
> > Description:    SUSE LINUX 10.1 (i586)
> > marvin:~# lsb_release -r
> > Release:        10.1
> >
> > sapetnioc, can you check if this command exists on your system and if
> > so, it's output? platform.dist() can check for this command's existence
> > and if present, can perhaps use it to glean distro information. Please
> > let me know if you want to write the patch. I will do it otherwise.
> >
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> > nosy: +draghuram
> >
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