Introduction to lsb_release

The lsb_release script gives information about the Linux Standards Base (LSB) status of the distribution.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.

Package Information

User Notes:

Installation of lsb_release

First fix a minor display problem:

sed -i "s|n/a|unavailable|" lsb_release

Install lsb_release by running the following commands:

./help2man -N --include ./lsb_release.examples \
              --alt_version_key=program_version ./lsb_release > lsb_release.1

Now, as the root user:

install -v -m 644 lsb_release.1 /usr/share/man/man1 &&
install -v -m 755 lsb_release   /usr/bin

Configuration Information

The configuration for this package was done in LFS. The file /etc/lsb-release should already exist. Be sure that the DISTRIB_CODENAME entry has been set properly.


Installed Programs: lsb_release
Installed Library: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


is a script to give LSB data.

Last updated on 2018-08-14 15:05:25 -0700