Re: is /etc/debian_version trustworthy?
Konstantinos Margaritis wrote:
> (For those who don't follow the thread about preseeding X debconf
> values, I need a way to support both woody, sarge and future releases
> and I need a way to know the current release)
> Can I count on /etc/debian_version holding specific and well known
No, it only tells you the release base-files thinks to belong to.
Users can mix packages from all releases on their systems (modulo
> (aside from the case a stupid user changes the contents of the file)
> If not, is there *any* other way to know the debian release version
> (aside from keeping huge package version maps)?
You would have to track the version of the packages you are