Alexandr Ciornii

NAME

Linux::Distribution - Perl extension to detect 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);

  my $linux = Linux::Distribution->new;
  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, scientific, oracle enterprise linux and redflag.

It has function to get the version for debian, suse, fedora, redhat, gentoo, slackware, scientific, oracle enterprise linux, 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

Alexandr Ciornii <alexchorny@gmail.com>, http://chorny.net 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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