Re: Debian testing - release number
- Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2018 09:55:54 +0900
- From: John Crawley <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Debian testing - release number
On 2018-07-02 02:31, David Wright wrote:
What seems to be lost on people who feel a pressing need for
/etc/debian_version to contain a number to satisfy some script that
they have written (which seems to be the usual reason) is that
/etc/debian_version is a configuration file.
I don't know of and wouldn't expect the value to be
of any use to the system configuration tools, only to humans.
Sorry, but I thought a "configuration file" was supposed to influence
the behaviour of _software_ in some way. Are files which only provide
info for humans also considered configuration files? If a sysadmin
edited the contents of /etc/debian_version what other human would be
expected to benefit?