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aks@aks-K55VD:~$ lsb_release -a  
No LSB modules are available.  
Distributor ID: Ubuntu  
Description:    Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS  
Release:    12.04  
Codename:   precise

used the command lsb_release -a and found 'No LSB modules are available'

LSB->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Standard_Base

what does that mean by the unavailability of this module and how can they be made available to my system?

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Since there are no lsb modules installed in your machine, you get that message.

You can install the lsb modules using the command

sudo apt-get install lsb-core

After installation, when you run the same command you wont see the message saying 'No LSB modules are available'

lsb_release -a will display some basic info about to which LSB specifications your system/OS complies with.

Hope this helps.

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Also see this bug report - bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lsb/+bug/66914 –  Hamy Oct 14 at 19:10

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