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
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 ...