I am trying to create a script that requires me to print the debian codename so that I may echo it into the sources.list file.
I am trying to make this script work across any version of Debian, so I had hoped to set a bash variable of the release codename. This would be simple to do (with lsb_release -c), however our deployment images do not contain lsb_release by default - and with this script being required to fix the sources.list, installing lsb-release with apt-get would not be an option.
I have found numerous ways to get the release number and other info about the system, but cannot find a reliable place to get the codename.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
(OS I am testing this with is Debian Squeeze)