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

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Install apt-file, and run:

apt-file search /etc/lsb-release

And..

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. http://deadmemes.net/2010/10/19/fear-and-loathing-in-debianubuntu-or-who-needs-etcmotd/

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

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