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Module Version: 0.14   Source   Latest Release: Linux-Distribution-0.21

NAME ^

Linux::Distribution - Perl extension to guess on which Linux distribution we are running.

SYNOPSIS ^

  use Linux::Distribution qw(distribution_name distribution_version);

  if(my $distro = distribution_name) {
        my $version = distribution_version();
        print "you are running $distro, version $version\n";
  } else {
        print "distribution unknown\n";
  }

  Or else do it OO:

  use Linux::Distribution qw(distribution_name distribution_version);

  $linux = new Linux::Distribution;
  if(my $distro = $linux->distribution_name()) {
        my $version = $linux->distribution_version();
        print "you are running $distro, version $version\n";
  } else {
        print "distribution unknown\n";
  }

DESCRIPTION ^

This is a simple module that tries to guess on what linux distribution we are running by looking for release's files in /etc. It now looks for 'lsb-release' first as that should be the most correct and adds ubuntu support. Secondly, it will look for the distro specific files.

It currently recognizes slackware, debian, suse, fedora, redhat, turbolinux, yellowdog, knoppix, mandrake, conectiva, immunix, tinysofa, va-linux, trustix, adamantix, yoper, arch-linux, libranet, gentoo, ubuntu and redflag.

It has function to get the version for debian, suse, redhat, gentoo, slackware, redflag and ubuntu(lsb). People running unsupported distro's are greatly encouraged to submit patches :-)

EXPORT

None by default.

TODO ^

Add the capability of recognize the version of the distribution for all recognized distributions.

AUTHORS ^

Alberto Re, <alberto@accidia.net> Judith Lebzelter, <judith@osdl.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.5 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.

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