Quoting Colm MacCarthaigh (colmmacc at Redbrick.DCU.IE):
> lsb support in Debian looks like it's going to be something that
> is apt-get installable, install some package and you get the
> neccessary tools.
Package descriptions from the Debian "testing" branch (currently "Sarge"):
Maintainer: Chris Lawrence <lawrencc at debian.org>
Depends: lsb-release, libgl1, xlibs, libz1, exim | mail-transport-agent,
at, bc, binutils, bsdmainutils, cpio, cron, file, libc6-dev | libc-dev,
locales, lpr, m 4, make, man-db, mawk | awk, ncurses-term, passwd, patch,
procps, psmisc, rsync, alien (>= 8.00), python (>> 2.1), debconf (>= 0.5)
Conflicts: python (>> 2.3)
Description: Linux Standard Base 1.2 core support package
The Linux Standard Base (http://www.linuxbase.org/) is a standard
core system that third-party applications can depend upon.
This package provides an implementation of version 1.2 of the Linux
Standard Base for Debian on the Intel x86 and PowerPC 32-bit
architectures with the Linux kernel. Future revisions of the
specification and this package may support the LSB on additional
architectures and kernels.
The intent of this package is to provide a best current practice way
of installing and running LSB packages on Debian GNU/Linux. Its
presence does not imply that we believe that Debian fully complies
with the Linux Standard Base, and should not be construed as a
statement that Debian is LSB-compliant.
Maintainer: Joerg Jaspert <joerg at debian.org>
Description: LSB release command
The lsb-release command is a simple tool to identify the Linux
distribution being used.
It is part of the LSB base system.
Maintainer: Joey Hess <joeyh at debian.org>
Description: Red Hat package manager for LSB package building
This is a version of rpm built to create rpm v3 packages as used in the
Linux Standards Base. You should need this package only if you are
developing LSB packages; you do not need it to install or use LSB packages
The binary is linked statically so it should be possible to use it
in the restricted lsbdev environment.
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