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Re: Bug#559761: ITP: release -- provides information about the current releases

On Fri, 2009-12-11 at 00:09 +0100, Benjamin Drung wrote:
> To sum up the naming discussion, there are two possible package names:
> * distro-release-info
> * release-info
> The two distro-specific script will be named debian-release-info and
> ubuntu-release-info. I tend to name the package distro-release-info and
> the symlinked script release-info.

The distro specific script should be in /usr/share/release-info/.

If the distribution specific scripts are in the path, people may tend to
use them, which isn't portable because one needs to know the local
distribution before invoking the script.

Also, it you be nice if your script was easily extensible by Debian and
Ubuntu derivatives.

BTW, did you notice that the DebianRelease[1] wiki page has a link per
distribution release, with EOL dates (?)

I just have a feature request: add some "--foobar-url" options, which
would return some official urls about that distribution:
 * Info and support (http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/ )
 * Release Notes (http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/releasenotes )
 * Errata (http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/errata )
 * Installation Guide (http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/installmanual )


[1] http://wiki.debian.org/DebianReleases 

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