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Qt apt-get installation script for multiple Linux Distributions
anshah last edited by anshah
I'm trying to build a Qt install script for multiple Linux distributions. I know that Ubuntu uses "apt-get" repository and RHEL and CentOS use "yum" repository. What's the best way to detect the distribution in my script.
I was thinking something like the following just wanted to know the best way to detect the distro.
if (Ubuntu) sudo apt-get install -y [qt package] else-if (RHEL or CentOS) sudo yum -y install [qt package] endif
I found lsb_release on Ubuntu but not on CentOS. So is there a way to detect whether "yum" or "apt-get" is used?
https://whatsmyos.com/ gives some interesting clues.
Hope it helps
JonB last edited by SGaist
As you found,
lsb_releaseis not always there. In any case, that approach will require you to pre-enumerate which distros you know about use which, too much work to maintain.
Stick to testing whether
yumis present, it's much easier, and your script requires it to run anyway. So like:
if [ -f /usr/bin/apt-get ] then sudo apt-get install -y [qt package] elif [ -f /usr/bin/yum ] then sudo yum -y install [qt package] fi
[edit: fixed executable check SGaist]