lsb-release - Linux Standard Base version reporting utility

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename lsb-release_9.20160110_all.deb
Package name lsb-release
Package version 9.20160110
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category misc
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 10.83 KB
Installed size 62.00 KB
The Linux Standard Base ( is a standard
core system that third-party applications written for Linux can
depend upon.
The lsb-release command is a simple tool to help identify the Linux
distribution being used and its compliance with the Linux Standard Base.
LSB conformance will not be reported unless the required metapackages are
While it is intended for use by LSB packages, this command may also
be useful for programmatically distinguishing between a pure Debian
installation and derived distributions.


Package Version Architecture Repository
lsb-release_9.20160110ubuntu0.2_all.deb 9.20160110ubuntu0.2 all Ubuntu Updates Main
lsb-release_9.20160110ubuntu0.2_all.deb 9.20160110ubuntu0.2 all Ubuntu Updates Main
lsb-release_9.20160110_all.deb 9.20160110 all Ubuntu Main
lsb-release - - -


Name Value
distro-info-data -
python3:any >= 3.4~


Type URL
Binary Package lsb-release_9.20160110_all.deb
Source Package lsb

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install lsb-release deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install lsb-release




2016-01-10 - Didier Raboud <>
lsb (9.20160110) unstable; urgency=medium
* Merge the last Ubuntu diff
[ Stéphane Graber & Dimitri John Ledkov ]
* Add 01-upstart-lsb from the upstart package, and make executing rc.d
scripts no-op if there is an upstart job for that script
2015-09-17 - Didier Raboud <>
lsb (9.20150917) unstable; urgency=medium
* Demote Build-Depends from python3-all-dev to python3-all (Closes: #799210)
2015-08-26 - Didier Raboud <>
lsb (9.20150826) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop all the LSB compatibility packages besides lsb-release and lsb-base
- Drop packages-availability checking in lsb-release
- Truncate README.Debian to a minimum
- Document this in lsb-base.NEWS.Debian
* Change the versioning number to avoid any ambiguity; use joeyh's, with version being Debian next stable's
2015-08-12 - Didier Raboud <>
lsb (4.1+Debian14) unstable; urgency=low
[ Alexandre Detiste ]
* Convert packaging to Debhelper 9
* Port to python3, keep compatibility symlink for
(Closes: #719063)
[ Mert Dirik ]
* Add Turkish translation of lsb debconf messages (Closes: #757509)
[ Didier Raboud ]
* Add gbp.conf
* Rework the releases codename handling:
- Depend and Build-Depend on distro-info-data, and populate the
RELEASES_CODENAME_LOOKUP from that reference
- Drop meaningless tests trying to compare random release names
* Make sure '-proposed-updates' don't sort before unstable
* Actuall ignore suites when guessing the release from apt
* Fix comparison of testing codename (Closes: #691744)
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 without changes needed
2014-10-20 - Ondřej Surý <>
lsb (4.1+Debian13+nmu1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Ondřej Surý]
* Non-maintainer upload with maintainer agreement
* Change libjpeg62 dependency to libjpeg62-turbo (Closes: #766023)
2014-06-09 - Didier Raboud <>
lsb (4.1+Debian13) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Steve Langasek ]
* test/ also, make lsb_release ignore dpkg origins for
the test, otherwise the test fails on derivatives.
[ Colin Watson ]
* Use open() rather than file() in, for Python 3 compatibility
(see LP #1035136)
* Test fileob and strob against None in RFC822Parser.__init__ rather than
testing their truth value, to avoid a misleading error in the case of a
file with no LSB headers
[ Adam Conrad ]
* Allow lsb-printing to depend on cups-filters | ghostscript-cups
[ Didier Raboud ]
* Revert "Fix the remaining problems of python3 compatibility"
(Closes: #743903)
* Allow multiarch alternatives of libc6-i386 and lib32z1.
Thanks to Michael Biebl (Closes: #748426)
[ Marcel Partap ]
* In lsb_release, don't forget CODENAME when it's testing; therefore stop
* calling apt-cache policy again (Closes: #747413)
2013-06-05 - Didier Raboud <>
lsb (4.1+Debian12) unstable; urgency=low
[ Colin Watson ]
* Depend directly on libnss3 and libnspr4 rather than via the
transitional packages libnss3-1d and libnspr4-0d.
[ Didier Raboud ]
* Drop one more unnecessary use of /bin/echo -n.
* Fix lsb_release to correctly work with stable release updates
incrementing the second digit from Wheezy on. (Closes: #711174)

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