Bug#986408: lsb-release: ValueError: could not convert string to float: '6.06 LTS' (was Re: Bug#986408: mali-midgard-dkms: Fail to install/build)

Chris Hofstaedtler zeha at debian.org
Tue Apr 6 08:18:00 BST 2021

* Thorsten Glaser <tg at debian.org> [210406 07:14]:
> You could have attached it so it’s easier for the maintainers.
> I’m hereby doing that.
> begin 644 986408.patch

Quite clearly the best format for attachments in the BTS.

> Sounds like it’s only relevant to *buntu though?

That's why I wrote "system configuration confuses lsb_release" -
probably into thinking its an Ubuntu system, when it should detect
Debian. At least from the code in lsb_release I guess it does that.
The lsb-release Maintainers might however actually have more insight
into that and can figure out together with Christian Marillat whats
going wrong.

Wild guesses rgd. the actual traceback:
- either Ubuntu ships "better" distro-info-data?
- its also broken in Ubuntu (doubt it)?
- Ubuntu carries a patch?
However none of that is relevant for finding the root cause...


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