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Re: Upcoming stable point release (7.1)

On Thu, 2013-05-16 at 10:36 +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> On Thu, 16 May 2013, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> > The first point release for "wheezy" (7.1) is scheduled for Saturday
> > June 15th.  Stable NEW will be frozen during the preceding weekend.
> > 
> > As usual, base-files can be uploaded at any point before the freeze.
> Before I go ahead, I'd like to confirm the opinion of release managers
> about this minor issue: Currently, the only file which fully reflects
> the version number, including the point release, is /etc/debian_version.
> (i.e. it will become "7.0.1", while issue{.net} would still be "7.0")

We were planning on this being 7.1, rather than 7.0.1. (Major versions
are always X.0 now, so hard-coding the second component to "0" for point
releases is simply a waste.)

> Q1. Do we still want to exclude /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net?
> Q2. There is a new file containing the version number, namely, /etc/os-release.
> Do we want to exclude it as well, as we usually do with issue and issue.net?

Do we know if anything parses any of these files, rather than simply
displaying them to users? If we're not sure then I'm tending towards
leaving them as-is for now and investigating for the next point release;
I have "fond" memories of undertaking a similar exercise a few years ago
before we started updating /etc/debian_version.



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