lsb_release requires >9MB of Python, replace with C/Shell script
Binary package hint: lsb-release
Forwarded from IRC:
<xxxx> how else am I suppose to work out whether it's Debian or Ubuntu (without installing 9Mb of python so that I can ask lsb_release to parse '/etc/lsb_release' it for me?
Ideally the lsb-release package should be reduced in its dependencies; possibly by replacing the Python script with a simple Shell or C-based program with the same external syntax.
|Changed in lsb (Ubuntu):|
|importance:||Undecided → Wishlist|
|Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote : Re: [Bug 646795] [NEW] lsb_release requires >9MB of Python, replace with C/Shell script||#1|