carve out distro information to distro-info package

Bug #1012439 reported by Rolf Leggewie on 2012-06-13
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
debootstrap (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

debootstrap includes hard-coded information about Debian and Ubuntu distribution releases in /usr/share/debootstrap/scripts/$SUITE. This volatile information should be carved out to and maintained in the distro-info package instead.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in debootstrap (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

Attached is a patch that queries distro-info in case of not finding the suite script. Therefore newer suites will be supported without updating debootstrap (if distro-info is installed). Nothing will change in case of not having distro-info installed. Therefore you can still bootstrap Debian without having distro-info. In addition to applying this patch, debootstrap should suggest or recommend distro-info.

Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

PS: I will upload this patch to Ubuntu in one week if no objections are raised.

tags: added: patch
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