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Could not identify OS distribution
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I'm trying to install DSS on elementary OS (built on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS), but I keep getting the following error

[+] Creating data directory: DATA_DIR
[+] Saving installation log to /home/katerina/DATA_DIR/run/install.log
[+] Using Java at /usr/bin/java : java version "1.8.0_161"
[+] Checking required dependencies
*** Could not identify OS distribution

[-] Dependency check failed

I have also tried -without-java, but it still cannot identify OS distribution.

Do you have any recommendations? Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

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Elementary OS is not a supported Linux distribution for DSS.

You can try the following (run from the DSS installation directory)

* Install dependencies by forcing OS detection: sudo -i ./scripts/install/ -os ubuntu 16.04

* Then run the normal DSS installation procedure without dependency check: add "-n" to the arguments of
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Thank you that worked without the "-i" in the first command
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