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Old 02-11-2011
uname too vague?

Hi all,

I am ssh'ed into a cluster and want to install a package. However, I don't know which type to chose (CentOS, Fedora, OpenSuSE are some of the options).

I ran called uname with various arguments but none are specific...

$ uname -n
$ uname -i
$ uname -s


*I guess for the time being I can download an compiled version and compile it myself, however it would still be handy to know the correct command...

Last edited by neurorad; 02-11-2011 at 01:54 PM.. Reason: after thought
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Old 02-11-2011
uname -a

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Old 02-11-2011
Thanks methyl.

That gave me

Linux resolute.research... el5 #1 SMP Wed Jan 21 10:41:14 EST 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

So GNU/Linux then, it shouldn't matter which I chose?:

Fedora 6 through 10
# 4  
Old 02-11-2011
Fairly portable:

cat /etc/*elease
# 5  
Old 02-12-2011
Probably Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 - which is a rebadge of RHEL
# 6  
Old 02-16-2011
You could try (has worked on a handful of linux machines I've used)

cat /etc/release


cat /proc/version
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Old 02-16-2011
thank you all, those tips have done the trick!

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