How to find version of reallu old Debian machine?

stan stanb at
Sat Mar 21 18:32:19 UTC 2009

On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 08:00:41PM +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2009/3/21 stan <stanb at>:
> > I've got a really old version of Debian running on an internal amchine. As
> > a matter offact the kerrnel was last compiled in 2003!
> >
> > I want to try to find a pacjage (.deb) to install on this machine, and I
> > need to know the version of Debian on this machine to start googling.
> >
> > How do I determine this?
> >
> $ cat /etc/issue
Tried that

Debian GNU/\s testing/unstable \n \l

This system is too old for that :-(

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