Re: /etc/debian_version - the penny drops
David Jardine wrote:
> When upgrading to Sarge, I was asked if I wanted to keep my old
> entry in /etc/debian_version or have it replaced by the package's
> I was surprised to see that the default was to keep the old entry
> (which explains why people using the --assume-yes option would
> not see a change).
This is Debian policy for all conffiles. The question is only asked if the
file has been altered by the admin. If it is still as installed by the
previous version of the package it is silently replaced.