Bug#2296: debian-bugs WWW doesn't say how to find out Debian version
Ian Jackson writes:
Ian> Erick Branderhorst writes ("Re: Bug#2296: debian-bugs WWW doesn't say
Erick> Perhaps a finger-print of the version numbers of all the essential
Ian> That's not helpful, because it would be too long.
Ian> We need to think about what information we're trying to get, here.
How about looking at /usr/doc/debian-<version> where <version> currently
stands at 0.93, contains old files, belongs to the base package and will
probably be updated by Bruce on our way to 1.1.
The problem is a sharp definition of a version number. That collides with our
in-vitro per-package upgradability, so we might want to settle for a "soft"
definition of a version number.
Dirk Eddelb"uttel http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/~edd