NAME

Sys::Info::Driver::Linux::OS::Distribution

VERSION

version 0.7905

SYNOPSIS

    use Sys::Info::Driver::Linux::OS::Distribution;
    my $distro = Sys::Info::Driver::Linux::OS::Distribution->new;
    my $name   = $distro->name;
    if( $name ) {
        my $version = $distro->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.

NAME

Sys::Info::Driver::Linux::OS::Distribution - Linux distribution probe

METHODS

build

build_date

edition

kernel

manufacturer

name

new

raw_name

version

TODO

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

Linux::Distribution AUTHORS

Some parts of this module were originally taken from Linux::Distribution and it's authors are:

    Alberto Re       E<lt>alberto@accidia.netE<gt>
    Judith Lebzelter E<lt>judith@osdl.orgE<gt>
    Alexandr Ciornii E<lt>alexchorny@gmail.com<gt>

AUTHOR

Burak Gursoy <burak@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2006 by Burak Gursoy.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.