Bug#939733: lsb-release: lsb_release does not show point release on Debian 10.1

Santiago Vila sanvila at unex.es
Tue Sep 10 11:15:25 BST 2019

reassign 939733 lsb-release

On Tue, 10 Sep 2019, Jonathan Wiltshire wrote:

> This stems from lsb_release switching to reading the cross-distro
> standard file, /usr/lib/os-release:

Therefore it was lsb_release who changed behaviour, not base-files.

> So arguably base-files should be updating that file with point release
> information, just as /etc/debian_version is. The spec [1] does not rule
> that out, and other distributions do so:

Not ruling out != mandating it.

> Severity upgraded because it causes an unexpected behaviour change in
> lsb_release, but feel free to adjust.

There was already a bug in base-files for this:


and it will be considered for bullseye, but the fact that os-release
does not change in Debian is clearly documented in the base-files

 base-files (10.2) unstable; urgency=medium
 Add also VERSION_ID and VERSION. (never expected to change)
So it may not be argued that this is a surprise from base-files side.

Reassigning again.


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