[lsb-discuss] Developing for LSB

Christopher Yeoh cyeoh at samba.org
Tue Jun 3 22:01:15 PDT 2003

At 2003/6/4 12:01+1000  Tom Howard writes:
> Thanks for the info.  May I suggest that the following or similar be added to 
> the lsb_release man page in the DESCRIPTION section?
> "It is intended that the format of the output of this program will remain 
> stable, so you may use it in your programs to determine the version of the 
> LSB specification against which the the distribution is compliant."

I think we would also need to specify what the output format is in the

> > for LSB 2.0 and that could cover lsb_release.
> I'm happy to write tests for this (just lsb_release, not everthing else ;) ).  
> How do I go about contributing?

The best place to start is here:


If that doesn't scare you off then we'll need work up some assertions.
I think the test cases themselves will probably best fit into a
modified vsc-lite (commands & utilities) test suite but I have to talk
to Andrew about that first.


cyeoh at au.ibm.com
IBM OzLabs Linux Development Group
Canberra, Australia

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