Bug#896672: marked as done (lsb-release: Do not use APT source to guess codenames)
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regarding lsb-release: Do not use APT source to guess codenames
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-- Package-specific info:
The lsb_release -c invocation yields results that are dependent on one's
APT sources.list. Absence of the Origin: field in some of the Devuan
package repository mirrors means that on some systems people see `n/a`
as the codename. When switching mirrors *and without changing installed
packages*, the output suddenly becomes `ascii`.
# I have only tested this on ascii systems.
I have submitted an issue against the mirrors psuedo-package to get the
Origin: field added, but all the same, I think that lsb_release should
not consult whatever happens to be in the systems /var/lib/apt/lists/
directory as that may have next to no bearing on what is actually
installed when the command is issued.
Inspection of /usr/share/pyshared/lsb_release.py strongly hints that
this behaviour is Devuan specific. I don't know if it is and, if so,
why it got in but I think it should be removed.
Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-6-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ja_JP.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)
Versions of packages lsb-release depends on:
ii python 2.7.13-2
Versions of packages lsb-release recommends:
ii apt 1.4.8
Versions of packages lsb-release suggests:
pn lsb <none>
-- no debconf information
Hope this helps,
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On Mon, 2018-04-23 at 21:06 +0900, Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
> Package: lsb-release
> Version: 4.1+devuan2
> Inspection of /usr/share/pyshared/lsb_release.py strongly hints that
> this behaviour is Devuan specific. I don't know if it is and, if so,
> why it got in but I think it should be removed.
In that case, this should be filed in Devuan's bug tracker, not