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Re: Debian testing - release number




On Wed, Jul 04, 2018 at 10:09:29AM -0500, David Wright wrote:
> On Wed 04 Jul 2018 at 09:55:54 (+0900), John Crawley wrote:
> > 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?
> 
> Self-evidently, unless you can determine which software is being
> influenced by /etc/{debian_version,issue,issue.net}.

It's a safe bet that there are third-party shell scripts out there which
read /etc/debian_version to make decisions about what commands to use.
I can't point to one at the moment, but there's gotta be a few out there
somewhere.