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Jan
21
comment Why do I get contradicting Ubuntu versions?
great. with /etc/issue you found yet another file of the bases-file package that tells the version. Since redundancy is great for increasing maintenance efforts the info is also available via /etc/os-release and /etc/ls-release which are also in base-files
Jan
21
comment Why do I get contradicting Ubuntu versions?
indeed what you say is true. Considering that the strace lsb_release -a showed that eventually it simply reads if available /etc/lsb-release and is for ubuntu not very much more than cat /etc/lsb-release without python overhead, only for non Ubuntu debian or more obscure cases it seems that lsb-release can provide a heuristic based on apt system. For debian /etc/debian_version is another source. indeed I recoment against using lsb-release when the data can directly be read from the text files.
Jan
20
comment Why do I get contradicting Ubuntu versions?
I am not married to the question. I find it a little strange you are sort of pushy with the point releases question and I think the way I asked the question is more crisp to somebody looking for an answer a similar problem as I did. Sort of 2 is the result of either "1+1" and "40/20" and "2*1". Even though the same result the way to it makes each "question" meritfully different.
Jan
20
comment Why do I get contradicting Ubuntu versions?
@Arroincal you say Precise Pangolin? then you mean 12.04 sure? Anyway as you confirm, the benefit of the XX.XX.0 install media is that the kernel of the LTS endures 5 years and is not a somewhat fake 6-9 kernel support within LTS.
Jan
20
comment Why do I get contradicting Ubuntu versions?
@Braiam No I wanted to know which version I have. Anyway with the answers provided and also where the iformation comes from, I know now that the question you suggest is indeed related. It is not a duplicate. The merit of this question is that the problem is approached practically from the specific question: which version do I have? I think that if not done by askubunut/SE itself, you managed to show this relatedness of the questions: well done :)
Jan
20
comment Why do I get contradicting Ubuntu versions?
@Braiam. not excatly, I asked about the specific problem of mine. Normaly it is desired to ask very specific and hence answerable questions. The suggested non-duplicate question is simply more general and of not much merit to post afterwards. Instead of duplicate one might better call it related
Jan
20
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Jan
20
comment Why do I get contradicting Ubuntu versions?
thanks for your answer."The kernel version is not explicitly tied to the point release" Yes and No. Yes Of course as you lay out 12.04.5 can be either 3.2.x or 3.13.x kernel depending if you installed a 12.04.0 and updated not going on the HWE Stack). Or alternatively if you did 12.04.0 and then opted to the HWE Stack and similarly hava a 3.13.x kernel by install from 12.04.5 cd/dvd. NO if you need a 3.2.x with its 5year support you need to start with a archived 12.04.0 media.
Jan
20
comment Why do I get contradicting Ubuntu versions?
Really? wow - since I installed Sept 2012 (long before 12.04.5) was available I am amazed how that came about. Can I have installed a system via a 12.04.1 cdrom and end up with a 12.04.5?
Jan
20
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revised How to make Firefox (versions 41+) accept unsigned extensions?
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Nov
1
comment How to make Firefox (versions 41+) accept unsigned extensions?
This is of course true, and I knew (and I should have stated with the question that the coercion to the Developer Edition, is nothing I really particularly like). Indeed asking the question was to really avoid having to use a PPA or different verions. Best would simply be a version 1:1 the seam as the current Firefox, but without the sigining shit
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asked How to make Firefox (versions 41+) accept unsigned extensions?
Oct
31
comment Is Linux getting less or more secure?
linux, is the kernel of the system (like GNU/Linux, Android, Ubuntu). Did your question relate to Ubuntu instead? Else with all those unpatched Android cellphones out there I would say, lots of unsafe system run a Linux.
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