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Old 12-13-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
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Is this a bug? (lenny)


Hya,

I am not quite sure if my lenny penguin has a bug.

Last line of startup message is
Code:
Debian GNU/Linux lenny/sid penguin tty1
By definition, sid is a code for unstable. (Still In Development) And lenny is testing release.

These three files (/etc/debian_version, /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net in base-files package) seem to have lenny/sid...

I just want to hear several opinions. If many penguins think that this is a bug, I will submit this to bug report page.

Happy Penguins!

Last edited by kaz2100; 12-13-2007 at 06:24 PM. Reason: typo
 
Old 12-13-2007, 07:43 PM   #2
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It's not a bug: Debian reports Lenny or Sid as lenny/sid. I'm not sure why, but it does. (If I had to guess why, I would say that it's because Debian's focus is on Stable so much that everything else gets lumped together. That may be completely bogus.)
 
Old 12-14-2007, 02:12 PM   #3
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sid doesn't stand for still in develepment btw, that's what we made of it
sid is a character in Toystory as well, the one who always breaks things
 
Old 12-14-2007, 10:42 PM   #4
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I hope you get this before you go and get raped by the Debian devs. This is one of those times when RTFM (or in this case the FAQ) really works. For those who do not use a Debian system or can't be bothered (shame on you!!!) here is the relevant part of /usr/share/doc/base-files/FAQ:
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Q. I upgraded my system to the testing distribution and now my /etc/issue says "lenny/sid". Should it not read "lenny" or "testing"?

Q. I upgraded my system to the unstable distribution and now my /etc/issue says "lenny/sid". Should it not read "sid" or "unstable"?

A. You obviously do not understand how the testing distribution works.
Packages uploaded for unstable reach testing after ten days, provided they are built for every released architecture, have no RC-bugs and their dependencies may be met in testing. You should consider the testing and unstable distributions as two sides of the same coin.
Since the base-files package in testing was initially uploaded for unstable, the only sensible /etc/issue to have is one that is both valid for testing and unstable, hence "lenny/sid" (or whatever is appropriate).
Here is something else I always wondered about when they first changed it.

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Q. Why "lenny/sid" and not "testing/unstable" as usual?

A. The codename is a little bit more informative, as the meaning of "testing" changes over time.
... and now I know. TBH I was hoping for an explanation involving more explosions and a car chase. Oh well.
 
Old 12-16-2007, 12:20 PM   #5
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Hya,

Thanks a lot.

Now I know the background.
I know where to look.
It is not a bug.

Happy Penguins!
 
  


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