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I'm trying to install Intel C++ compiler on Ubuntu 13.04, but the installation script says that only Ubuntu 12.10 and below are supported, and there is no option to force installation. So is there any way I can fake a version number to the installation script so it can install? I'm just experimenting, and not afraid to break the system.

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can you provide a link to the script? –  strugee May 9 '13 at 4:31
    
@strugee: It is contained in a large installation file (1.3GB). –  Siyuan Ren May 9 '13 at 4:57

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So is there any way I can fake a version number to the installation script so it can install?

Do you know how it tests for the version number? /etc/lsb-release contains...

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=raring
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 13.04"

and is a text file so you can edit this. It might be the file that is used to test what version you are using.

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