problem with lsb_release


I am not sure if I am posting a thread in the right forum.

Recently, I installed SLES 12 SP3.
Then I installed a software called Mpcci that requires Lsb ibraries to be installed. I think I have it installed because the software was installed successfully.

Then I tried to install another software called abaqus, and I think the problem is with the lsb releases.
in one of its abaqus installation files, I think it checks the lsb release by this command
DSY_OS_Release=lsb_release --short --id |sed 's/ //g'

when I checked my lsb release using this command
lsb_release -a
I get
LSB Version: n/a
Distributor ID: SUSE
Description: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
Release: 12.3
Codename: n/a

if I use this command
rpm -qf which lsb_release

I get the release version

I wanted to know why I get LSB Version: n/a, while I have a version installed. and how to fix the problem.


It’s not the right place… SLES applications would have been the
correct place :wink:

What prompted you to post here in Point of Sale systems, maybe something
that can be changed in the forum?

Anyway, if you look at the variable name, it’s OS_Release, not LSB
release (LSB is dead anyway…)

If you run the command it produces the correct output;

lsb_release --short --id |sed 's/ //g'

You need to look further in the script to see if SUSE is valid, else
fix the script.

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Hi Malcolm,

Sorry about it, I didn’t realize that this forum is for sale system. Any way, I fixed that problem by changing SUSELINUX to SUSE in abaqus installer script. But now I have another question about how to get openmotif that I will post in the appropriate sub forum.