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    Import Debian version 2016.4parrot1 · c74616a0
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    base-files (1:2016.4parrot1) testing; urgency=medium
      * Minor fixes
    base-files (1:2016.4parrot0) testing; urgency=medium
      * Updated for Parrot 3.0
    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.