ArcoLinux goes rolling
The file /etc/lsb-release used to contain a number reference to the iso.
So did the file /etc/os-release.
Again and again we have to convince people that this is just a number.
It does not mean you are up-to-date.
Updating is done with update, skel and upall in a terminal.
With the new update of lsb-release of 10/07/2020 we decided to break with tradition.
ArcoLinux is now rolling. Example in the sysinfo script.
To achieve the rolling release everywhere we added 2 pacman hooks.
/etc/lsb-release will not change anymore after an update of lsb-release
/etc/os-release will not change anymore after an update of filesystem
We repurposed the current file /etc/dev-rel to reflect
- the iso version used to install ArcoLinux -D – B
- the distribution name used to install ArcoLinux -D -B
- time of the build
We can easily consult this with the alias iso.
We have to adapt our build scripts to the new release of Archiso.
21 githubs/isos need to change. First we try out ArcoLinux and ArcoLinuxD then we move over to ArcoLinuxB.