When I used the command lsb_release, System threw an error that "No lsb modules are available". So what are they and why to install them to get my system info(through command lsb_release)?

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    See the bug.
    – Vijay
    Feb 2, 2019 at 12:16
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    Who say you "need to install them"? Feb 2, 2019 at 12:30
  • Use lsb_release -cdir. Plain lsb_release is not supposed to work on Ubuntu.
    – AlexP
    Feb 2, 2019 at 13:32
  • dupe: askubuntu.com/questions/230766/…
    – Rinzwind
    Feb 2, 2019 at 14:15
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    Thanks @VeeJay. I got why it is showing the error. But I didn't get what are these modules!
    – Brijesh
    Feb 9, 2019 at 19:12

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After trying lsb_release -cdir and seeing that it worked, I just set it up as an alias with

alias lsb_release='lsb_release -cdir'

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04, so doing this made sense for me.

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