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    • Santiago Vila's avatar
      Import Debian version 10 · 80ac8747
      Santiago Vila authored
      base-files (10) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Change issue, issue.net, debian_version and os-release to read
          "buster/sid", and drop VERSION and VERSION_ID from os-release.
        * Fix typo in changelog for version 9.
    • Santiago Vila's avatar
      Import Debian version 9.9 · f78b8fe2
      Santiago Vila authored
      base-files (9.9) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Add MPL-1.1 and MPL-2.0 to common-licenses. Closes: #849835.
          License texts taken from https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/MPL/.
        * Add a default /etc/update-motd.d/10-uname script to
          recover the traditional motd behaviour. Closes: #859124.
    • Santiago Vila's avatar
      Import Debian version 9.8 · 485e2f18
      Santiago Vila authored
      base-files (9.8) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Release candidate for stretch as stable:
        - Use "9" as version in /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net.
          (never expected to change after stretch is released)
        - Use 9.0 as version in /etc/debian_version.
          (expected to change at every point release)
        - Change PRETTY_NAME in /usr/lib/os-release, adding 9 as version number
          and "(stretch)" as codename. Add also VERSION_ID and VERSION.
          (never expected to change)
        - Update README (stretch -> buster).
        * Standards-Version: 3.9.8 (no special changes for this).
    • Santiago Vila's avatar
      Import Debian version 9.7 · 45cb33df
      Santiago Vila authored
      base-files (9.7) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Do not care about /etc/nsswitch.conf anymore, as the file has been
          moved to libc-bin. Closes: #827095.
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Do not use gzip compression anymore to build .deb and use the default.
    • Santiago Vila's avatar
      Import Debian version 9.6 · 7ec0a1a0
      Santiago Vila authored
      base-files (9.6) unstable; urgency=low
        * Add lintian override for /etc/os-release.
        * Add lintian overrides for /usr/share/common-licenses.
        * Standards-Version: 3.9.7 (no special changes for this).
        * Switch to dh. Hopefully this should make the package easier
          to fork. Closes: #693423.
        * Change default /etc/profile to not warn about possibly undefined
          variables PS1 and BASH. Closes: #776154.
      base-files (9.5) unstable; urgency=medium
        * os-release: Drop trailing slash in SUPPORT_URL variable, as the URL
          is not supposed to have it. Closes: #781809, #800791.
      base-files (9.4) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Fix two install_from_default() calls in postinst that were still
          using the old calling convention, making debootstrap to fail.
          Thanks to Steven Shiau for the report. Closes: #795952
      base-files (9.3) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Change /usr/share/base-files/dot.profile (the default /root/.profile)
          to not fail with new mesg behaviour in stretch. Closes: #794727.
        * Add extra code in postinst so that people who never modified
          their /root/.profile from jessie get the fixed version. This is
          done by the update_to_current_default() function, which is now
          more general and allows updating files not in /etc.
        * While we are at it, modify install_from_default() function so that
          it's called in the same simplified way as update_to_current_default().
      base-files (9.2) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Create md5sums in a reproducible way.
        * Use "dpkg-parsechangelog -S Date" to get the date.
        * Allow building with umasks other than 022, as far as
          they make a minimum of sense. Closes: #774498.
      base-files (9.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * Use gzip -n to stop recording current time in gzip headers.
        * Fix mtimes before building the binary package.
        * The package should now build reproducibly. Closes: #774498.
          Thanks to Jérémy Bobbio <lunar@debian.org>.
      base-files (9) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Changed issue, issue.net, debian_version and os-release to read
          "stretch/sid", and dropped VERSION and VERSION_ID from os-release.
        * Changed HOME_URL and SUPPORT_URL is os-release from http to https,
          as those are the preferred URLs now.
      base-files (8) unstable; urgency=low
        * Release for jessie as stable:
        - Use "8" as version in /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net. As usual, this
          is never expected to change once that jessie is released as Debian 8.
        - Use 8.0 as version in /etc/debian_version. As usual, this is expected
          to change at every point release.
        - Changed PRETTY_NAME in /usr/lib/os-release, adding 8 as version number
          and "(jessie)" as codename. Added also VERSION_ID and VERSION.
          This file, /usr/lib/os-release, is not expected to change either.
        - Updated README (jessie -> stretch).
        * Packages are not expected to rely on the contents of any of these
          files, but if they do, they might better break now while we can still
          fix them.
      base-files (7.10) unstable; urgency=low
        * Dropped "chown root:root" lines in postinst, as they are
          completely redundant. The postinst script is run by root.
          This might also help as a workaround for Bug#766459.
      base-files (7.9) unstable; urgency=low
        * The change introduced in version 7.7 regarding /mnt seems to break
          the ability of debootstrap currently in wheezy to create a sid chroot.
          The case of initial install of /mnt is already handled by postinst line
          "install_directory mnt 755 root" inside the big "if" block that
          creates a bunch of other things, so we can restrict re-creating the /mnt
          directory on upgrades to the case when we are really upgrading.
          Therefore, the code is moved to the same "if" block where /etc/profile
          and /etc/nsswitch.conf are upgraded to their new defaults when unchanged.
          This might help as a workaround for Bug#766459.
      base-files (7.8) unstable; urgency=low
        * The /etc/profile.d mechanism may be used to override PS1 setting
          in /etc/bash.bashrc, which is particularly nice because there is
          no need to modify /etc/profile or /etc/bash.bashrc for that,
          but this is no longer possible if /etc/profile.d is sourced
          before /etc/bash.bashrc. Therefore, /etc/profile.d is sourced
          after /etc/bash.bashrc again. Closes: #766351.
      base-files (7.7) unstable; urgency=low
        * Updated FAQ to explain that only /etc/debian_version is updated at
          every point release, using Debian 8.x as an example, to be read by
          users of jessie during its lifetime as stable. Closes: #621757.
        * Changed default /etc/profile to source /etc/bash.bashrc after
          processing profile.d stuff, not before. Closes: #698479.
        * Drop comment lines about umask in /etc/profile, as it has been
          there for enough time for everybody to take note.
        * The directory /mnt is not included inside base-files.deb anymore.
          Instead, it is created by postinst the very first time base-files
          is installed (by debootstrap), or when upgrading from an earlier
          base-files version. This should make the usual upgrade at every point
          release to work even if /mnt is a stale mount point. Closes: #763405.
      base-files (7.6) unstable; urgency=low
        * By default, when the computer is booting, green and red colors are used
          to signal that a service started successfully, or that it did not.
          In this context, trying to use colors for something else might be
          misleading or even confusing. For this reason, I'm dropping
          ANSI_COLOR from /usr/lib/os-release. Closes: #758246.
        * Clarified in the copyright file that the Artistic License currently
          in common-licenses is actually the one coming from Perl. Closes: #764553.
      base-files (7.5) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Made /etc/os-release symlink to be relative, as an absolute symlink
          seems to break boot when using a dracut initrd. Thanks to Daniel Schaal
          for the report. Closes: #755394.
      base-files (7.4) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Updated FAQ to match current policy wording about common-licenses.
          Thanks to Gioele Barabucci for the report. Closes: #723195.
        * Moved /etc/os-release to /usr/lib/os-release. Put a symlink pointing to
          the new place. Thanks to Marco d'Itri for the report. Closes: #753658.
        * Changed BUG_REPORT_URL in os-release to https, as the BTS has moved.
          Thanks to Martin Zobel-Helas for the report. Closes: #754455.
      base-files (7.3) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Added gshadow entry to default /etc/nsswitch.conf. Closes: #699090.
        * Update /etc/nsswitch.conf if not modified by the user. Closes: #716786.
        * Added nsswitch.conf.md5sums which works exactly like profile.md5sums.
        * Changed debian/check-etc-profile-md5sum to debian/check-md5sum-etc.
          This is now used twice in debian/rules, for profile and nsswitch.conf.
        * Build package with -Zgzip to ease bootstrapping. Closes: #740278.
        * Reformat paragraph in previous changelog to avoid too long lines.
        * Added build-arch and build-indep targets to debian/rules.
        * Standards-Version: 3.9.5 (no special changes for this).
      base-files (7.2) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Changed issue, issue.net, debian_version and os-release to read
          "jessie/sid", and dropped VERSION and VERSION_ID from os-release.
      base-files (7.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added Multi-Arch: foreign. This is needed even if base-files is
          "Essential: yes" because there are quite a number of packages
          having versioned dependencies on it. Closes: #695863.
      base-files (7.0) unstable; urgency=low
        * Oops. Even if the Breaks on sendfile does not help APT to decide about
          the configuration order, removing the breaks is wrong, because then it is
          possible to upgrade base-files and not sendfile, which would effectively
          break sendfile. Readded Breaks on sendfile.
      base-files (7) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added 89126d8bba3325594e1539bcc97847f3 to the list of /etc/profile
          md5sums which are ok to be replaced by the current default version to
          help sendfile to fix its /etc/profile modification bug in a single
          upgrade (instead of waiting for the next point release). Closes: #689835.
          Drop "unmodified" word in postinst, as it may not always be true.
        * Dropped versioned Breaks on sendfile, as it had no effect.
        * Changed debian_version, issue, issue.net and os-release to read "7.0".
          Added also "(wheezy)" in VERSION and PRETTY_NAME.
        * Added VERSION and VERSION_ID to /etc/os-release, for release as stable.
          Please remember: Applications should not rely on these fields to be set.
        * Updated README (wheezy -> jessie).
      base-files (6.12) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added HOME_URL, SUPPORT_URL and BUG_REPORT_URL to /etc/os-release.
          Reported by Raphaël Hertzog. Closes: #681480.
        * Added Breaks: sendfile (<< version in squeeze) to help sendfile bug
          regarding improper modification of /etc/profile to be fixed faster.
          Reported by Andreas Beckmann. Closes: #689835.
        * Make /var/run and /var/lock absolute again.
          Reported by Roger Leigh. Closes: #690345.
      base-files (6.11) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Create /etc/motd instead of /etc/motd.tail, with same default contents,
          as initscripts is now using /etc/motd again as a real file.
      base-files (6.10) unstable; urgency=low
        * Record md5sums of unmodified /etc/profile versions so that we can
          upgrade it automatically, as it's done in Ubuntu.
        * In the initial install, create /etc/motd.tail instead of /etc/motd,
          as /etc/motd is converted to a symlink by initscripts and /etc/motd.tail
          is since a long time the master copy to which the output of uname is added.
          Remove postinst code which tries to update /etc/motd, as it does no longer
          work and the file has not changed in a lot of time. Will add code to
          update /etc/motd.tail based on md5sum if it ever changes in a future.
        * Implement proposed transition plan for group staff in /usr/local.
          The file /etc/staff-group-for-usr-local is now created on upgrades
          from releases before 6.10 and (for now) also on initial install.
        * Removed reference to /etc/nsswitch.conf in extended description, as
          the file is being moved to libc-bin.
      base-files (6.9) unstable; urgency=low
        * We can't make /etc/profile a conffile without triggering a piuparts
          check which is considered to be serious. Sorry, /etc/profile
          will be handled as before for now. Closes: #673767.
      base-files (6.8) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added /etc/os-release. Closes: #659853. Note: for stable releases
          this file will look like it's suggested in the bug report above.
          Also, like /etc/debian_version, this file should only be considered
          meaningful for stable releases, which testing and unstable are not.
        * By popular demand, make /etc/profile a conffile. Closes: #668871.
        * Added /sys for all systems but the Hurd. Closes: #670091.
        * Added /proc for the Hurd, as it's already being used.
        * Added a lintian override for /root being 700.
      base-files (6.7) unstable; urgency=low
        * Switch to "compat" again in default /etc/nsswitch.conf. It is not
          obsolete and it should not go away. Closes: #651356.
          Thanks a lot to Petter Reinholdtsen.
      base-files (6.6) unstable; urgency=low
        * Switch to "files" instead of "compat" in default /etc/nsswitch.conf.
          That was only useful for libc5. The new default will only take
          effect for new installs. Thanks to Roger Leigh. Closes: #651356.
        * Reword the very first question in base-files FAQ. Closes: #622200.
        * When migrating /var/run and /var/lock, create relative symlinks
          instead of absolute ones. Useful for chroots. Closes: #652301.
      base-files (6.5) unstable; urgency=low
        * Modified default /etc/profile to not read /etc/bash.bashrc if bash
          is invoked as /bin/sh. Closes: #632887.
      base-files (6.4) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added /run. Closes: #620157.
        * On new installs:
          - Create /run/lock (debian-installer will remove it but this will
          ensure that it exists even on chroot environments).
          - Symlink /var/run to /run.
          - Symlink /var/lock to /run/lock.
        * On upgraded systems, initscripts will handle the transition to /run.
        * Added "Breaks: initscripts << (2.88dsf-13.3)" to ensure that initscripts
          is upgraded first, as otherwise udev would break.
        * Thanks a lot to Roger Leigh.
      base-files (6.3) unstable; urgency=low
        * Dropped /run until everything else is ready for it. In particular,
          udev should not blindly assume that it works just because it exists.
      base-files (6.2) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added /run. Requested by Roger Leigh. Closes: #620157.
      base-files (6.1) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Changed issue, issue.net and debian_version to read "wheezy/sid".
      base-files (6.0) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed issue, issue.net and debian_version to read "6.0".
        * Updated README accordingly.
      base-files (5.10) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Changed postinst to not reset /var/run/utmp permissions on every upgrade.
          It is definitely not base-files business to change the permissions of
          an already existing /var/run/utmp, as the system admin might have
          changed them on purpose after the file was created. Closes: #601746.
      base-files (5.9) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Changed /etc/profile so that it defines PATH again. Closes: #571086.
          We will have plenty of time to discuss about this after the release
          of squeeze, but for now, this is the safe thing to do.
      base-files (5.8) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added GPL version 1 from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/Licenses/ as there
          are a lot of packages still using it. Bug #436105.
      base-files (5.7) unstable; urgency=low
        * Drop umask setting from /etc/profile, will be handled by pam_umask.
          Closes: #583967.
      base-files (5.6) unstable; urgency=low
        * Ordinary user accounts start at UID 1000 by default, but they also
          end at 29999 by default. Modified default /etc/profile accordingly.
      base-files (5.5) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed default /etc/profile so that the new umask of 002 is only
          used for ordinary user accounts, which, according to policy, start
          at uid 1000 by default.
      base-files (5.4) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed umask in default /etc/profile to 002, which has a little bit
          more sense than 022 on systems like Debian having User Private Groups.
          As usual for /etc/profile, only new installs will have the new default,
          so nobody will be surprised by this on upgrades. Hopefully, this change
          will be documented in the release notes for squeeze as well, for users
          who install squeeze from scratch. Closes: #248140, #581434.
        * Refresh GNU licenses from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/Licenses/, as they
          have expanded the embedded tabs. Closes: #572245.
        * Switch to "3.0 (native)" format.
      base-files (5.3) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed default /etc/profile so that it sources /etc/profile.d/*.sh
          as mandated by the LSB section 16.2. Closes: #545756.
          Package maintainers: Please don't use profile.d if you can avoid it,
          as policy says "A program must not depend on environment variables
          to get reasonable defaults".
        * Removed questions about profile.d from FAQ.
      base-files (5.2) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added question in FAQ to document the fact that some configuration
          files in /etc are never updated on upgrades. Closes: #571083.
        * Changed default /usr/src to be root:root and 755. Closes: #573701.
          The old permissions were of little benefit, and the user can still
          change this after installing a new system anyway.
        * Renamed FAQ to README and added a compatibility symlink.
        * Removed obsolete Depends on base-passwd, as version is more
          than 10 years old and we don't support upgrades which skip releases.
        * Dropped preinst completely, as it was there just to support upgrades
          from very old releases (that we don't support anymore).
        * Removed postinst code that supports upgrades from very old releases.
      base-files (5.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed default permissions for /root to 700, as many admins consider
          it should be more private than other home directories. Closes: #514794.
        * Changed default permissions for /var/log/btmp to 660, to be in sync
          with permissions set by logrotate. Closes: #547407.
        * Do not export PS1 in /root/.bashrc, as it has bash escapes and it's
          inherited to subshells that do not have to be bash. Closes: #567733.
        * Added debian_chroot variable to default PS1 in /root/.bashrc.
        * Comment out PS1 in /root/.bashrc anyway, as /etc/profile and
          /etc/bash.bashrc already care about it. Closes: #443245.
        * Comment out umask as well, as it's already in /etc/profile.
        * Added /usr/local/games to default PATH in /etc/profile. Closes: #487105.
        * While we are at it, comment out everything about PATH, as /etc/login.defs
          should already care about this.
        * Changed default /etc/profile so that it sources /etc/bash.bashrc
          if the shell is bash. Closes: #275622.
        * Drop \u part from default PS1 in /etc/profile, as it's only useful
          for people with several non-root accounts. Most people are either root
          or an ordinary user, so $ and # are enough to differentiate between them.
        * Comment out PS1 setting in /etc/profile anyway, as we have bash.bashrc.
      base-files (5.0.0) unstable; urgency=low
        * Drop README.base, remove-base, and the lines in postinst which checked
          for the old base package being present.
        * Do not fiddle with /etc/adjtime anymore, as it does not belong here.
        * Added file /etc/dpkg/origins/debian from dpkg package, for the benefit
          of Debian-derived distributions, as base-files is trivial to fork.
          Hopefully, this will be one less reason to fork dpkg. Closes: #487437.
        * Added dpkg (<= 1.15.0) to Replaces, because of the above.
        * On initial install and also on upgrades, create /etc/dpkg/origins/default
          as a symlink to /etc/dpkg/origins/debian, if it does not exist.
        * Updated copyright year in copyright file.
      base-files (5.0) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Changed issue, issue.net and debian_version to read "squeeze/sid".
        * Added GFDL-1.3 from http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.3.txt as new
          packages in unstable are starting to use it. Closes: #517196.
        * Updated generic GFDL symlink accordingly, as it is always supposed
          to point to the latest version.
      base-files (5) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed issue, issue.net and debian_version to read "5.0".
        * Changed FAQ so that users of lenny as stable will know what happens
          when they upgrade to the new testing.
      base-files (4.0.6) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed the way wtmp, btmp and lastlog are handled. They are no longer
          recreated at every base-files upgrade. Instead, they are only created
          once, when base-files is installed by debootstrap. It is really not
          base-files business to fiddle with those files, as it is documented
          that removing them is the standard way to disable logging to them.
          Closes: #488376.
      base-files (4.0.5) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed awk from Depends to Pre-Depends. Closes: #314571, #469552.
          This is required to make the awk virtual package to be truly essential,
          as only essential packages, their predependencies, and the dependencies
          of their predependencies are guaranteed to be "working at all times".
          Previously, the packaging system was allowed to remove an awk flavour
          and install another one in the middle of an upgrade, which may break
          packages using awk in their preinsts (and in fact, it happened).
          Tkanks a lot to Steve Langasek for clarifying this issue.
        * It's still soon to change /etc/debian_version. Please be patient.
      base-files (4.0.4) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added Apache-2.0 to common-licenses. Closes: #471736.
          Retrieved from http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.txt.
        * Fixed typo in README.base. Closes: #475201.
      base-files (4.0.3) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added md5sums. Closes: #464479.
        * Do not create /initrd at install time anymore. Closes: #467429.
      base-files (4.0.2) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed default /root/.profile so that it sources /root/.bashrc only
          if the shell is bash. Closes: #364326.
      base-files (4.0.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added GPL-3 and LGPL-3 to common-licenses, as they are expected to
          become common licenses. Closes: #431176. Please note that GPL and LGPL
          will now point to GPL-3 and LGPL-3, as they are the most recent ones.
          Packages under GPLv2 without "or any later version" must definitely
          refer to the versioned file, not to the GPL symlink anymore.
      base-files (4.0.0) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added GFDL-1.2 from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/Licenses/COPYING.DOC-1.2
          to common-licenses, following policy (Closes: #420599).
      base-files (4.0) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed issue, issue.net and debian_version to read "lenny/sid".
        * Changed FAQ accordingly.
      base-files (4) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed issue, issue.net and debian_version to read "4.0".
        * Changed PATHs in default /etc/profile to not contain /usr/bin/X11,
          as this is no longer needed by the X packages in etch (Closes: #388586).
      base-files (3.1.16) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed comment in default /etc/nsswitch.conf so that it refers to
          glibc-doc-reference, not glibc-doc (Closes: #384722).
      base-files (3.1.15) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added /usr/local/etc, required by FHS (Closes: #383493).
          [ As usual, please note that this will only affect new installs ].
          This directory is also allowed to be a symlink to /etc/local, but that's
          a decision to be made by the end user after installing the system.
        * Standards-Version: 3.7.2.
      base-files (3.1.14) unstable; urgency=low
        * Removed (obsolete) order line from default host.conf (Closes: #354115).
        * Updated GPL-2 from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/Licenses (Closes: #380067).
      base-files (3.1.13) unstable; urgency=low
        * Updated LGPL-2 from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/Licenses (Closes: #332390).
      base-files (3.1.12) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed default /usr/share/info/dir so that it does not refer to
          documentation not available in etch/main (Closes: #362597).
      base-files (3.1.11) unstable; urgency=low
        * The file /etc/nsswitch.conf is now created by postinst in the first
          install (made by debootstrap), and it's no longer a conffile.
      base-files (3.1.10) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Removed mdns item from hosts line in default /etc/nsswitch.conf, since
          it does not make everybody happy (Bugs #348578, #348580 and #351990).
        * Updated default /etc/adjtime to current year.
      base-files (3.1.9) unstable; urgency=low
        * The file /etc/inputrc is now handled by readline-common.
        * Changed to section admin to match override file.
      base-files (3.1.8) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added mdns to hosts line in default /etc/nsswitch.conf to support
          mDNS when available (Closes: #324954). Suggested by Joey Hess.
        * Dropped %h from issue.net, as it's not supported by all telnetd
          daemons and it's not even supported by ssh (Closes: #329682).
          Thanks to Dave Love for the report.
      base-files (3.1.7) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Removed trailing spaces from default inputrc (Closes: #325007).
      base-files (3.1.6) unstable; urgency=low
        * Removed /usr/doc and /usr/info.
        * Modified postinst to create /usr/share/info/dir, not /usr/info/dir.
      base-files (3.1.5) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Updated GPL-2 and LGPL-2.1 from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/Licenses again.
          There should be no references to the old address anymore (Bug #312586).
      base-files (3.1.4) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Updated GPL-2 and LGPL-2.1 from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/Licenses,
          as FSF has moved again (Closes: #312586).
      base-files (3.1.3) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed issue, issue.net and debian_release to "testing/unstable".
          Not that this is a lot useful, but at least is what people expect.
        * Made /home to be 755 and root:root by default, since nobody finds
          the sgid bit in such directory useful for anything.
      base-files (3.1.2) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed example line in default /root/.bashrc from eval `dircolors` to
          eval "`dircolors`" as the old form may be dangerous (Closes: #285836).
          Thanks a lot to Paul Eggert for the report.
      base-files (3.1.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * The file /etc/profile is not a conffile anymore. Instead, it is created
          by postinst in the very first base-files install, made by debootstrap.
        * Accordingly, removed bash from Replaces field.
      base-files (3.1.0) unstable; urgency=low
        * Moved PATH definition for root from the default /root/.profile to the
          default /etc/profile, by popular demand (Closes: #278865).
        * The file /etc/inputrc is now created by postinst in the first install.
          Removed libreadline incarnations from Replaces field accordingly.
          This file will probably be managed by libreadline-common some day.
      base-files (3.1) unstable; urgency=high
        * Changed issue, issue.net and debian_version to read "3.1".
      base-files (3.0.16) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed -a to && in postinst (Closes #254781).
        * Updated copyright year.
      base-files (3.0.15) unstable; urgency=low
        * FAQ: Documented the fact that some FHS "mandatory" directories are
          only created in the initial install (Closes: #242192).
        * Do not create /cdrom and /floppy anymore (Closes: #245188).
        * Use "ln -sf" to create /usr/local/man symlink (Closes: #245687).
      base-files (3.0.14) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added /var/log/btmp, following /etc/login.defs (Closes: #239587).
      base-files (3.0.13) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added /srv, /media and /usr/local/share/man (Closes: #230909).
        * Added /usr/local/man as a symlink to /usr/local/share/man,
          since FHS says both directories should be "synonymous".
        * I'm not populating /media because subdirectories are optional.
          They only must exist "if the corresponding subsystem is installed".
          Detecting such things is not really base-files business. I would
          expect debian-installer to create those subdirectories instead.
        * /cdrom and /floppy will still be created in the first install until
          debian-installer and/or apt stop using them for new installs.
      base-files (3.0.12) unstable; urgency=low
        * Made issue and issue.net generated files, to prevent a double "GNU/"
          prefix on GNU/K*BSD systems (Closes: #217383).
      base-files (3.0.11) unstable; urgency=low
        * Updated /etc/inputrc (from readline maintainer). Closes: #213666.
      base-files (3.0.10) unstable; urgency=low
        * Use `:' for chown, not `.' (Closes: #204860).
      base-files (3.0.9) unstable; urgency=low
        * Prevent OSNAME from having the GNU/ prefix twice (Closes: #200741).
        * Updated LGPL-2.1 from ftp.gnu.org. Instead of form feeds, the old
          version was using `^' followed by `L' (Closes: #201867).
      base-files (3.0.8) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fixed the way /etc/motd is updated so that it still works when md5sum
          prints a `-' after the md5sum value (Closes: #180920).
      base-files (3.0.7) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added "Why isn't license `foo' included in common-licenses?" to the FAQ.
          Thanks to Colin Watson for the suggestion.
      base-files (3.0.6) unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed /etc/profile so that PS1 isn't set for non-interactive shells.
          This should make the usual way of testing for interactive shells
          (checking for PS1) to always work (Closes: #164846).
        * Changed /etc/motd to better reflect the truth about Debian: s/Most of//
          and s/freely redistributable/free software/ (Closes: #169543).
      base-files (3.0.5) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added a small FAQ. The current topics are:
        - Why Debian does not have a profile.d directory?
        - I upgraded to testing, why /etc/issue does not read "testing"?
        * Standards-Version: 3.5.7 (do not create or remove doc symlinks).
          Note: In theory, packages still creating doc symlinks are allowed
          to blindly assume /usr/doc exists, so /usr/doc will still be part of
          base-files for some time.
        * Removed prerm, since it's not required anymore.
      base-files (3.0.4) unstable; urgency=low
        * /etc/profile does no longer export PS1. This should prevent
          strange prompts to be shown when switching from bash to a shell which
          does not understand bash escapes (Closes: #141193).
        * Set distribution to "testing/unstable".
      base-files (3.0.3) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fixed wrong group ownerships under GNU/Hurd. This may also happen under
          Linux when using the `bsdgroups' mount option, but even in this case
          it will not happen if the package is built using fakeroot.
      base-files (3.0.2) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Made /usr/share/doc/base-files/remove-base more robust (Closes: #132969).
      base-files (3.0.1) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Modified postinst to use awk only on upgrades, not in the first install.
          This should help debootstrap (Closes: #130056, #130087).
      base-files (3.0.0) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Restored /usr/doc since it's still required by the system according
          to the doc transition plan.
      base-files (3.0) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Changed issue, issue.net and debian_version to read "3.0".
      base-files (2.2.15) unstable; urgency=low
        * Removed /usr/doc.
      base-files (2.2.14) unstable; urgency=low
        * Created /opt, /etc/opt and /var/opt in the first install.
          They are mentioned in FHS 2.1 and required in FHS 2.2 (Closes: #118505).
        * The copyright file now refers to GNU/Linux or GNU/Hurd as appropriate.
        * Updated README.base and postinst to refer to /usr/share/doc.
        * Updated default /etc/adjtime to current millenium.
      base-files (2.2.13) unstable; urgency=low
        * GPL is now a symlink to GPL-2, which is the real file.
      base-files (2.2.12) unstable; urgency=low
        * s/info readline/info rluserman/ in /etc/inputrc (Closes: #109110).
        * Updated LGPL-2.1 from ftp.gnu.org to fix line breaks (Closes: #109319).
      base-files (2.2.11) unstable; urgency=low
        * In the first install, populate /usr/local even if it exists.
          Allows /usr/local to be mounted in a separate partition during the
          install process (Closes: #107662).
      base-files (2.2.10) unstable; urgency=low
        * Removed /var/state and /var/state/misc, added /usr/local/games.
          Reported by Sebastian Riedel.
        * Made /boot mode 755 and owned by root group, since no part of the system
          seems to require special permissions here (Closes: #102080).
      base-files (2.2.9) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Creates /etc/motd in the initial install (now made by debootstrap).
          Forgot to do this in 2.2.7. Reported by Matt Kraai (Closes: #101342).
      base-files (2.2.8) unstable; urgency=low
        * Made /etc/debian_version a `conffile' (Closes: #81249). To prevent
          unneeded dpkg prompting, this file is overwritten in the preinst
          if upgrading from a base-files release previous to 2.2.6
          (thanks to Joey Hess for suggesting this solution).
      base-files (2.2.7) unstable; urgency=low
        * The file /etc/motd is no longer a conffile. Instead, it will be updated
          if its md5sum (minus its first two lines) matches the one in a list of
          md5sums of previous Debian releases. This will reduce dpkg prompting
          on upgrades (Closes: #71083).
      base-files (2.2.6) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Use "testing/unstable" instead of "2.2" for the distribution number.
          It seems everybody prefers to see something else other than "2.2".
      base-files (2.2.5) unstable; urgency=low
        * Modified debian_version, issue and issue.net in /etc so that they
          read "2.2" again, since this is the last Debian *stable* release so far.
          Since packages in `unstable' are now automatically moved to `testing',
          a codename in /etc/debian_version will never be "right" for everybody, so
          the only sensible thing to do here is to wait until a new release number
          has been officially decided (Closes: #80784).
      base-files (2.2.4) unstable; urgency=low
        * Restored LGPL -> LGPL-2.1 symlink, which was mistakenly removed
          in base-files_2.2.1 (Bug #75949).
      base-files (2.2.3) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added /var/lib/misc, since it's required by FHS (Closes: Bug #74317).
      base-files (2.2.2) unstable; urgency=low
        * Reduced verbosity, as suggested by Sean Perry (Closes: #70686).
      base-files (2.2.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * Release for woody (debian_version, issue and issue.net).
        * /etc/motd now refers to /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.
        * Removed /usr/doc/copyright and /usr/man.
      base-files (2.2.0) frozen unstable; urgency=high
        * The recipe in README.base does not work properly because dpkg
          removes the conffiles listed in the status file (Bug #64734).
          So, getting rid of base involves editing the status file.
          To avoid mistakes, a shell script is now provided for that.
          Thanks to Kevin Dalley <kevind@alacosta.org> for the report.
      base-files (2.2) frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * preinst and postinst: Do not deal with /dev/pts anymore.
        * issue and issue.net: Removed the `frozen' word.
        * Final release for potato (hopefully).
      base-files (2.1.20) frozen unstable; urgency=high
        * Made /var/log mode 755 and root.root (Bug #35504).
        * Made /cdrom and /floppy mode 755 and root.root (Bug #25847).
        * Removed /dev/pts. It made the package impossible to upgrade when
          using devfs with Linux 2.4. libc6 is already supposed to deal
          with /dev/pts (Bug #61408).
        * postinst removes base.conffiles as well (otherwise, some files
          like /etc/motd or /root/.bash_profile may disappear).
          Thanks a lot to Mikko Oilinki for the report.
        * Slightly improved README.base.
      base-files (2.1.19) frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * Removed /usr/dict (Bug #60118).
        * Minimal handling of the old base package (Bug #32888).
        * Removed redundant directive in /etc/inputrc (Bug #59689).
        * Do not reference /usr/share/doc in /etc/motd yet (Bug #61116).
      base-files (2.1.18) frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * Handle better the /var/spool/mail-being-a-symlink case.
        * Added /dev/pts for UNIX98-style pty handling under Linux.
        * Added a README.FHS.
      base-files (2.1.17) frozen unstable; urgency=high
        * Some people has /var/spool/mail symlinked to somewhere else.
          For this case, preinst now saves the symlink target before dpkg
          removes it and postinst restores it.
        * Do not fiddle with /usr/local on upgrades. From now on, users
          will be free to remove it if they wish.
      base-files (2.1.16) frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * Generate default info dir file from /usr/share/base-files/info.dir.
        * Do not generate an info dir file if one exists at /usr/share/info.
        * Updated LGPL version 2 from ftp.gnu.org to fix a typo.
        * Mail spool is /var/mail as per FHS (only in new installs).
        * Acknowledge in the copyright file that the GNU Public Licenses are
          copyrighted by the Free Software Foundation, Inc.
      base-files (2.1.15) frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * Removed misleading copyright notice in /etc/motd.
        * Distribution set to "2.2" (adding `frozen' in issue and issue.net).
        * Use DEB_HOST_GNU_SYSTEM for the architecture stuff wherever possible.
      base-files (2.1.14) unstable; urgency=high
        * Swap binary-arch and binary-indep targets in debian/rules, since this
          is now Architecture: any. Thanks to Roman Hodek for the report.
      base-files (2.1.13) unstable; urgency=low
        * Made "Architecture: any" for /etc/motd to be os-dependant.
          [ A binary-all-<os> scheme would simplify this ].
        * Exclude /proc from the .deb under GNU/Hurd (reported by Marcus Brinkmann).
        * Added `set -e' to postinst.
        * Standards-Version: 3.1.1 (doc symlinks).
        * Removed obsolete README. If someone still asks about /usr/spool or
          /var/adm then a paragraph could be added to the Debian FAQ.
        * Follow changes suggested by Branden Robinson:
        * Removed remaining bashisms in default /root/.profile and use
          /usr/bin/X11 for X11 binaries.
        * Improved package description.
        * Removed unused bin/edit in the source.
        * Changed root test in /etc/profile to use id -u.
      base-files (2.1.12) unstable; urgency=high
        * Fixed Replaces field (reported a zillion times).
        * Updated /etc/profile to use '$ ' as the shell prompt for normal
          users and '# ' for the superuser if $BASH is not set.
      base-files (2.1.11) unstable; urgency=low
        * Include /etc/inputrc and /etc/profile from readline and bash,
          as suggested by Matthias Klose.
      base-files (2.1.10) unstable; urgency=low
        * Create /var/log/lastlog as root.utmp, mode 664.
        * Removed Linuxisms from /etc/motd.
        * Updated GPL from ftp.gnu.org to be Y2K-compliant.
      base-files (2.1.9) unstable; urgency=low
        * Removed the advertising clause from BSD license (Bug #43347).
          Reason: ftp://ftp.cs.berkeley.edu/ucb/4bsd/README.Impt.License.Change
          Thanks to J.H.M. Dassen for the report.
      base-files (2.1.8) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added base-passwd (>= to the Depends field.
        * utmp and wtmp are now root.utmp and mode 664 (Bug #41569).
        * Updated extended description regarding the common licenses.
      base-files (2.1.7) unstable; urgency=low
        * LGPL is now the Lesser Gnu Public License (Bug #40759).
          For now, the old version is renamed to "LGPL-2".
        * Changed compatibility symlink /usr/doc/copyright/LGPL so that it
          points to the old version.
        * Moved docs to /usr/share/doc/base-files.
        * Changed default /etc/motd so that it refers both to /usr/doc/*/copyright
          and /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.
      base-files (2.1.6) unstable; urgency=low
        * preinst: Do not fiddle with /etc/issue.net anymore.
        * Changed the way /cdrom, /floppy and /initrd are handled.
          These directories will now be created by postinst in the initial install.
          This is a compromise after discussing in debian-policy about Bug #35928.
          It will save people who like them the work of creating them after
          installing a new system, and it will save people who dislike them the
          work of removing them every time base-files is upgraded.
          Since these directories are only a convenience for the user, who
          is free to use them or not, the spirit of FHS is preserved.
        * preinst and postinst: Following the principle of least surprise,
          added code so that existing directories are not removed when upgrading
          this package from previous releases.
      base-files (2.1.5) unstable; urgency=low
        * When /usr/local does not exist, create also /usr/local/src.
        * Added /var/cache, /var/state and /var/state/misc.
        * Added /usr/share/info and /usr/share/man.
      base-files (2.1.4) unstable; urgency=low
        * Removed the utmpx/wtmpx stuff from postinst.
        * Updated the Artistic License (Bug #34685).
      base-files (2.1.3) unstable; urgency=low
        * Use `nis' for the `netgroup:' entry in /etc/nsswitch.conf (Bug #33091).
      base-files (2.1.2) unstable; urgency=high
        * Fixed a typo in postinst (Bug #34094).
      base-files (2.1.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * postinst: touch /var/log/wtmpx and /var/run/utmpx to support
          the utmpd in glibc 2.1 (reported by Joel Klecker).
        * Replaced "Debian Linux" by just "Debian" in the default info dir file.
        * Updated for potato.
      base-files (2.1.0) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
        * Updated copyright date in /etc/motd (Bug #32646).
      base-files (2.1) frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * debian_version, issue and issue.net: `slink' replaced by `2.1'.
        * Added /usr/share/dict, since there are already some packages
          using it.
      base-files (2.0.3) unstable; urgency=low
        * Moved common licenses to /usr/share/common-licenses.
        * Default dotfiles for root are now installed only the first time.
        * /usr/local and subdirectories are now created mode 2775
          and root.staff, according to policy.
        * Added /usr/local/share.
      base-files (2.0.2) unstable; urgency=low
        * If it does not exist, now a default /root/.profile file is installed,
          not a /root/.bash_profile file, for slightly better POSIX compliance.
      base-files (2.0.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added (commented out) some more alias for root's default .bashrc.
        * issue, issue.net and debian_version: updated for slink (Bug #26325).
        * Changed the way /etc/adjtime is handled (Bug #23255).
        * Removed usr/man/man8 from directory-list.
      base-files (2.0) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
        * Removed the "frozen" word from /etc/debian_version.
        * Removed the use of the ROOT variable in preinst and postinst for two
          reasons: a) It is no longer needed, since the base system is built
          by using dpkg's --root=dir option, which works in a chrooted environment;
          and b) Unexpected results would be obtained if user root had actually
          defined a variable named ROOT.
      base-files (1.9) frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * Default prompt for root is now '\h:\w\$ '.
        * issue and issue.net: Removed the "frozen" word.
        * Added a README explaining the /usr/spool symlink removal.
        * nsswitch.conf: Use "compat" instead of "db files" for passwd, group
          and shadow (Bug #10896).
      base-files (1.8) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added /usr/share/misc.
        * Removed /var/local/usr.
        * Distribution set to "frozen".
        * Moved root's default dotfiles to /usr/share/base-files.
      base-files (1.7) unstable; urgency=low
        * Added "Depends: awk", so that awk is a "virtual essential package".
        * /root/.bash_profile and /root/.bashrc are not `conffiles' anymore.
          Instead, they are created from /root/.bash_profile.dpkg-dist and
          /root/.bashrc.dpkg-dist if they do not exist.
        * Default /root/.bash_profile sources /root/.bashrc.
        * PS1 and umask are now set only once in default /root/.bashrc.
        * Replaced /usr/bin/X11 by /usr/X11R6/bin in root's PATH.
        * Manpage hierarchy is no longer created under /usr/local/man.
        * Added a small comment in /etc/nsswitch.conf saying where
          to find documentation about this file (libc6-doc package).
        * Added some aliases for colorized `ls' commented out in .bashrc, so
          that the user will simply have to uncomment them.
      base-files (1.6.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * Removed "Depends: awk". It has not been discussed yet.
      base-files (1.6) unstable; urgency=low
        * Default prompt for root is now PS1='\u@\h:\w\$ ', which may not
          please everybody and/or generate a flame war, but at least is better
          than nothing (previosuly it was PS1='\h\$ ').
        * Added two blank lines to /etc/motd to keep Copyright notice from being
          overwritten by /etc/init.d/bootmisc.sh.
        * Removed compatibility symlinks /usr/spool, /usr/tmp, /usr/adm
          and /var/adm. Now is when we have to see if something breaks.
        * Removed /usr/lib/locale. Added /usr/share and /usr/include.
        * Removed the /bin/edit script.
      base-files (1.5) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Removed "dns" from the "networks:" line in /etc/nsswitch.conf.
      base-files (1.4) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Uncompressed copyright files.
        * debian/rules: package does no longer need to be built by root.
          Changed `prototype' directory by an install -d `cat directories`,
          and then set special permissions and ownerships directly.
        * Added "Depends: awk", so that awk is a "virtual essential package".
        * Updated GPL and LGPL. FSF's address changed some time ago to:
          59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA.
        * /bin/edit is now #!/bin/sh.
        * /etc/debian_version, /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net now read
          "2.0 (unstable)" instead of "1.3".
        * /etc/issue now reads "GNU/Linux" (not "GNU Linux").
        * Updated copyright year for /etc/motd.
        * Added an extended description.
        * Removed debstd dependency.
        * New maintainer.
      base-files (1.3.5) frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * Synchronization release to make sure my latest version is in 1.3 .
          This is my last release before going on vacation, if anything
          needs to be fixed in this package for 1.3, someone else must
          fix it.
      base-files (1.3.4) frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * /etc/issue had the wrong escapes.
      base-files (1.3.3) frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * Add "frozen" to the distribution.
      base-files (1.3.2) unstable; urgency=low
        * Remove /etc/issue.net -> /etc/issue symlink in the preinst if it
      base-files (1.3.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * Install nsswitch.cnf, required for libc 6 name service .
      base-files (1.3.0) unstable; urgency=low
        * Edit for Debian 1.3
      base-files (1.2.4) unstable; urgency=low
        * Add "Provides: base", and "Requires: base-passwd, makedev".
      base-files (1.2.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
        * Symlink /var/run/wtmp -> /var/log/wtmp. Create utmp and wtmp if they
          don't exist, but don't clobber them if they do exist.
      base-files (1.2.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
        * Wrong modes on /tmp. Set explicit umask 0 before copying files.
      base-files (1.2.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
        * Don't clobber utmp and wtmp. Take spurious "Inc." off of SPI name,
          California corporations aren't required to say "Inc." at the end of
          their names.
      base-files (1.2.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
        * Initial Release.
        * Removed devices, passwd, and group. Devices are made by the C MAKEDEV at
          run-time. /etc/MAKEDEV is installed by the "makedev" package.
          /etc/passwd and /etc/group are installed by the "base-passwd" package.