Bug#703677: lsb-release is not derivative friendly
A Debian derivative is advised to fork base-files and to update the
information there so that it can be properly distinguished from Debian.
That's what we did for Kali and yet we have reportbug sending bug
reports to Debian:
$ reportbug apt
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
So I looked at lsb-release's output:
$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description: Debian GNU/Linux Kali Linux 1.0
Release: Kali Linux 1.0
It's just wrong to return "Debian" as distributor ID when we have
┗(524)$ cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Kali GNU/Linux 1.0"
┗(525)$ cat /etc/dpkg/origins/default
┗(526)$ cat /etc/debian_version
Kali Linux 1.0
So please update lsb_release's logic to use:
1/ /etc/lsb-release if it exists (it doesn't usually)
2/ /etc/os-release if it exists
3/ /etc/dpkg/origins/default if none of the above exist
4/ some wild guess based on APT otherwise
Please let me know if you need help.