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What packages write or replace /etc/lsb-release and /etc/issue in Ubuntu or Debian?

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Can you explain, why you were interested in this? What was the problem you were working on? – rubo77 Aug 30 '15 at 21:28

Install apt-file, and run:

apt-file update
apt-file search /etc/lsb-release


apt-file search /etc/issue

This returns the list of packages that provide the specified file.

Here, we see that both of the files are provided by the base-files package.

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apt-file points at "base-files" just installs the original file, which is later on messed with all the time.

This link has a fact-based description.

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I don't think this answers the question. – belacqua Jul 19 '12 at 18:20

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