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Re: Can we have a /etc/debian in base?

I would prefer that programs that test for debian use /var/lib/dpkg/status .
The presence of this file implies that you can use the facilities of
"dpkg" to determine the versions of various packages. I prefer this
fine-granularity method to simply storing "1.1" in /etc/debian because
many systems will be updated in a piecemal fashion.

Someone please put this Q&A in a FAQ.


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