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Re: Please add debian_releases to base-files (was Re: Bits from the release team: full steam ahead towards buster)

On 20/04/18 16:46, Marvin Renich wrote:
> I would also like /etc/debian_version to contain both number and name,
> but I suspect there is some resistance to this on the grounds that
> scripts may be using $(cat /etc/debian_version) for comparisons.
> Perhaps /etc/debian_codename?  Since debian_version contains
> codename/sid for testing and unstable, debian_codename could just
> contain the codename.

You already have that information in /etc/os-release and the lsb_release command.