Re: Bug#443459: release-notes: With beginning of Lenny /etc/debian_version will be touched with every point release
On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 04:12:19PM +0200, Martin Zobel-Helas wrote:
> With the release of Lenny /etc/debian_version will be touched with every
> point release, to reflect the current revision number of the debian
> release (read as in):
> now: then:
> 4.1 4.1r0
> That should be documented in the release-notes, as it might brake
> external software.
Could you review this patch for the release notes.
I plan to document this in the section "2.2. System improvements"
Also, I'm not sure about the above versions. I used 5.0 and 5.0.1 in the
Thanks in advance,
--- en/whats-new.dbk (révision 6882)
+++ en/whats-new.dbk (copie de travail)
@@ -492,6 +500,18 @@
applications that still have difficulties in handling UTF-8.
+ <indexterm><primary>Identification of the release's revision</primary></indexterm>
+ Starting from &releasename;, <filename>/etc/debian_version</filename>
+ will indicate the revision number of the debian release (5.0, then
+ 5.0.1, etc.)
+ This also means that you should not expect this file to be constant
+ throught the release lifetime.