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Re: Debian testing - release number

On Thu, Jul 05, 2018 at 11:06:22AM -0500, David Wright wrote:
> But if you're a sysadmin who has a script that wants/needs a version
> *number* for any reason, then /etc/debian_version is the safest file
> to modify.

I strongly disagree.  The safest file to modify would be the broken
shell script that needs a "release number".

Either that, or the brain of the system administrator who installed
testing or unstable on this production system (because what other kind
of system would be running a broken shell script to detect a release
number that doesn't necessarily exist).