[maemo-developers] Detecting Maemo release version, at runtime and using scripts

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Sat Apr 7 14:46:34 EEST 2007
On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 04:46:36PM -0400, Scott Prive wrote:
> I have a shell-based application which I want to support on Maemo. A small
> feature of my application is to detect the OS/platform it is running on.
> To get this information on other Linux, I invoke `lsb_release` (Sadly, this
> command does not exist in the Internet Tablet OS 2007..). Fallback detection
> is normally accomplished using `cat /etc/*release` in older Linux/UNIX.
> For the moment, I have a very frail workaround:
> grep Nokia /etc/hostname
> followed by a test on "$?"
> Is there a Maemo-specific solution to detecting the platform during script
> execution?

$ cat /etc/osso_software_version

Marius Gedminas
We did it for smallpox, we'll also win over on ISO 8859-1 ... ;-)
	-- Markus Kuhn after eradicating one more ISO 8859-1 file from his disk
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