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Etch Is Getting Closer... (Cat /etc/debian_version = 4.0)

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The release of the next stable Debian version, 4.0 (code Etch) is getting closer. Peoples following the debian testing branch have noticed probably already that the latest base-files update has changed their system banner and instead of the old:

/etc/issue
Debian GNU/Linux testing/unstable \\n \\l

after this update it now shows:

/etc/issue
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 \\n \\l

and

cat /etc/debian_version
4.0

Here is the update output: base-files/etch upgradeable from 3.1.16 to 4:

Preparing to replace base-files 3.1.16 (using .../base-files_4_powerpc.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement base-files ...
Setting up base-files (4) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/debian_version ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/issue ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/issue.net ...

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