bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Nov 21 08:25:31 PST 2013
Dan McGhee wrote:
> I would like to have more about this. I understand what "info about the
> Linux Standards Base" means, but what does this script actually
> accomplish and how is the info used? Does this script in any way relate
> to the link /lib/lsb to /lib/services/ ? I also noticed "lsb" appears
> quite a bit in the boot scripts. How does all this fit together?
It's used by applications, usually proprietary, that install in
accordance with lsb procedures. In my case, I use it in my scripts:
echo "`date` $tarball" >> /usr/src/packages-$(lsb_release -r|cut -f2).log
This adds date an tarball to a file with a name like
Where 'lsb_release -r' is "Release: LFS-SVN-20131116"
Most users probably don't need lsb_release, but may want to add it to be
completely lsb compliant.
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