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Re: Debian testing - release number




On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 03:03:45PM -0500, Nicholas Geovanis wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 12:49 PM Martin Krämer <mk.maddin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > I am wondering if it is possible to get the debian release number for debian testing (and maybe sid) from command line?
> > I know that current testing is codename buster, while its release number is 10.
> > I can get the codename from command line, but not that the corresponding release number is 10. I know I could match the codename to release numbers, but that is not a nice solution.
> > For stable (stretch 9) and oldstable (jessie 8) etc. it is possible to get that number using different commands.
> >
> > I additionally understand that it is not possible to display something like 10.1 or 10.2 since testing follows not the same release process as stable does.
> >
> > Here are the commands & output I tested without success:
> > ________________________________________________________________
> .....
> > root@mybuster:~# cat /etc/debian_version
> > buster/sid
> 
> Interesting. Even 9.2 and 9.3 servers installed here contain the following:
> 
> ngeovanis@maglab01:~$ cat /etc/debian_version
> 9.2
> ngeovanis@maglab01:~$
> > Thank you for any input :)
> 

That is because buster is still development, so it is not yet released.
It would not make much sense to have it report a release version, since
the assigned version is still just a planned version at this point.

Regards,

-Roberto

-- 
Roberto C. Sánchez