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dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Fix dpkg-source to not ignore the automatic patch when checking
for unrecorded changes. Closes: #643148
* Let dpkg-source --commit create debian/patches when required.
Closes: #643037
* Fix dpkg-buildflags --dump to return 0 as exit code and not 1.
* Update dpkg-buildflags(1) to not include quotes in the examples
* Stop outputting build flags in dpkg-buildpackage as it confuses
maintainers who are overriding them in debian/rules and who
are not seeing the expected value in the build log.
* Fix trigger setup code to not reset the status of packages
when they are in a status different from triggers-awaited,
triggers-pending or installed. Closes: #644492
* Fix dpkg-source to ignore changes on debian/patches/.dpkg-source-applied
when building a "2.0" source package. Closes: #642656
* Fix to re-export the environment variables that
the maintainer can use to change the build flags. Closes: #644412
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Change dpkg-buildflags to set preprocessor option -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2
in CPPFLAGS, instead of CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS. Closes: #642521, #643632
* Fix typo to correctly set DEB_*_ARCH_BITS instead of DEB_*_ARCH in Thanks to Thorsten Glaser <>.
* Make dpkg-buildflags disable full relro (bindnow) if relro is not enabled.
-- Guillem Jover <> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 07:08:31 +0200
dpkg (1.16.1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Dpkg::Deps: Implement new "reset" method and bump module version to 1.01
due to this.
* Improved description of --search in dpkg-query(1). Closes: #621066
Thanks to Lars Buitinck <> for the patch.
* Let update-alternatives fsync() its administrative files before
moving them in place to avoid empty files with some filesystems.
LP: #344019
* Tighten the regexp used by dpkg-source to ignore the .pc directory of
quilt. Thanks to Mike Hommey for noticing the problem.
* Change behaviour of dpkg-source's --extend-diff-ignore to also
extend the current diff-ignore if it has already been set.
* Fix dependency checking code to consider a dependency on a virtual
package provided by a package in triggers-pending status as satisfied.
* Do not fail when encountering a pre-dependency in triggers-awaited state,
instead process the awaited triggers. Closes: #526774
* "any" no longer hides "all" in the Architecture field of a .dsc.
* Fix dpkg --remove to really remove the triggers from the various
internal files in /var/lib/dpkg/info/triggers/. Closes: #525160
* Avoid a perl warning in dpkg-gensymbols when no symbols file has been
generated (because it would have been empty). Closes: #626684
* Re-enable the Package-List field but drop the Architecture column since we
have no clear use case yet. It can always be added later on.
Also drop the source line since it duplicates other fields.
Closes: #619131
* Add the extraction part of Dpkg::Source::Package to the supported API.
Useful to extract source packages without having to depend on dpkg-source
(and hence dpkg-dev).
* Add the Dpkg::Vendor module to the supported API. Useful for lintian
when dpkg-dev is absent.
* Check presence of required parameters in dpkg-vendor. Closes: #628726
Thanks to Niels Thykier <> for the patch.
* Avoid a Perl warning in dpkg-buildflags when HOME is not set.
Closes: #635467
* dpkg-source can now also use debian/source/local-patch-header (that is not
included in the generated source package) instead of
debian/source/patch-header. Closes: #629582
* Changed dpkg-source --after-build to automatically unapply patches that it
has applied during --before-build.
* Fix two possible causes for the assertion failure "pigp->trigpend_head".
LP: #798793, #424358 Closes: #560251
* Use "special" instead of "particular" to qualify the "3.0 (custom)" format
in dpkg-source(1). Closes: #631435
* Add some supplementary checks to ensure debian/control has the required
fields. Closes: #631439
* dpkg-gensymbols(1): document syntax of comments. Closes: #630996
* Allow empty lines in symbols files to better delimit multiple libraries.
Thanks to Cyril Brulebois <> for the patch.
* dpkg: if "prerm upgrade" fails when downgrading, do not try to run
"prerm failed-upgrade" with the prerm of the oldest prerm, it can't work
around a bug of a newer prerm anyway.
* dpkg: support new "interest-noawait" and "activate-noawait" trigger
* dpkg-buildflags(1): make it clear that DEB_*_(SET|APPEND) environment
variables are meant for users and should not be used by packages.
* update-alternatives: do not allow to reuse a slave link in another
slave alternative. Closes: #631547
* Improve dpkg-source's logic to identify ignored files. Closes: #632168
* Fix a small typo in dpkg-source(1). Closes: #632937
* Reword the description of dpkg-source --before-build and --after-build
to be clearer. Closes: #608260
* dpkg-buildpackage no longer exports the compiler flags. Closes: #560070
Packages must directly call dpkg-buildflags to retrieve them.
* dpkg-buildflags supports a prepend command to modify the build
flags. Particularly useful for package maintainers who don't want
their supplementary flags to take precedence over user submitted
* Add new --dump action to dpkg-buildflags and make it the default action.
Closes: #603435
* dpkg-mergechangelogs now checks the return value of the close() call.
Thanks to Niels Thykier <> for the patch. Closes: #633539
* Similar changes to dpkg-shlibdeps and dpkg-gencontrol, also by Niels.
* Fix update-alternatives to not remove a real file when dropping a
symlink for a slave that's not provided by the new current choice.
Closes: #633627
* Improve dpkg-source's error message complaining about the lack
of the upstream tarball. Closes: #634510
* Add some common makefile snippets for use in rules files in
/usr/share/dpkg/:,,,, Closes: #606839
* Fix the dpkg-divert test-suite to also skip test that would fail if run
under root. Closes: #634961
* Change merge conflict separators created by dpkg-mergechangelogs to match
the usual norm of being composed of 7 characters. LP: #815700
* With source format 2.0 and 3.0 (quilt), dpkg-source now fails by default
when upstream changes have not been recorded in a quilt patch. The new
--commit operation can be used to properly record the changes before-hand.
LP: #797839
And it fails before installing the automatic patch in debian/patches/
Closes: #615899
* dpkg-buildflags now supports "--export=configure" to output compilation
flags on a single line with double quotes as delimiter of the various
values. It also uses DEB_<flag>_MAINT_<op> to let the maintainer
extend the build flags to use. Last but not least, it can now also strip
options from the returned build flags.
* Fix possible segfault of dpkg in findbreakcycle(). LP: #733414
* dpkg-source now properly cleans up the temporary tarball generated for
native formats in case of unexpected interruption. Closes: #631494
* Fix simplification logic of union dependencies. Closes: #637564
* Fix dpkg's handling of a hardlink pointing to a conffile. Closes: #638291
* Add example of extend-diff-ignore's usage in dpkg-source(1).
Closes: #640198
* dpkg-buildflags now returns hardening flags by default. Closes: #489771
They can be individually enabled/disabled via DEB_BUILD_MAINT_OPTIONS,
see dpkg-buildflags(1). Thanks to Kees Cook for his help.
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Install deb-src-control(5) man pages in dpkg-dev. Closes: #620520
* Add ‘.gitmodules’ to the default dpkg-source ignore lists. Closes: #620490
* Document in dpkg-query(1) man page that on --listfiles each list of
files per package name is separated by a blank line. Same goes for
--status and --print-avail.
* Use execvp(3) unconditionally in command_exec(). Making the call always
fallback to use the system shell in case of error, such as with empty
maintainer scripts. Thanks to Jonathan Nieder <>.
Closes: #622094
* Improve deb-split(5) format description by splitting debian-split
member contents into a list.
* Switch to debhelper compatibility level 7.
- Use dh_prep instead of deprecated “dh_clean -k”.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2 (no changes needed).
* Generate filenames following current conventions on “dpkg-split --join”,
by including the architecture in the debian-split member of a split
package and using underscores to separate filename parts.
* Support conffiles with spaces when diffing them. Closes: #147583
* Allow installing packages with bogus versions with new
* Do not fail when unpacking a diverted hardlink. Closes: #245322
Based on a patch by Christopher Baines <>.
* Document in dpkg-deb(1) that --fsys-tarfile will always process the
input archive sequentially. Closes: #616609
* Remove long non-functional --new and --old dpkg-deb option handling
from dpkg which were being treated as dpkg commands.
* Remove reference to --nocheck dpkg-deb option from dpkg man page as
the latter does not pass it to the former.
* Clarify the current dpkg behaviour when running the dpkg-deb and
dpkg-query back-ends, of not passing through back-end specific options
when running them from dpkg. Closes: #610940
* Use “unselected” as an adjective in dpkg output messages instead of
“deselected”. Closes: #231089
* Clarify exit status in dpkg-split and start-stop-daemon --help output.
* Clarify “EXIT STATUS” section in man pages by using a table.
* Add a --status command to start-stop-daemon returning LSB Init Script
status action exit codes.
* Add start-stop-daemon process name kernel limits for Solaris, NetBSD,
OpenBSD, FreeBSD and Darwin.
* On package removal, keep only directories actually containing conffiles,
and not directories just matching the substring in the conffile or the
directory itself. Thanks to Ondřej Surý <>.
* On purge correctly remove symlinks acting as directories, when they are
not being used by any other package's files.
* Do not lose track of parent directories on removal so that they can
be properly cleaned up on purge if not used by any other package.
Based on a patch by Ondřej Surý <>. Closes: #454694
* Add ‘.hgsigs’ to the default dpkg-source ignore lists.
Based on a patch by Jakub Wilk <>. Closes: #627462
* Do not allow blank lines in field values. Closes: #308082
* Do not warn on missing architecture on packages in config-files state,
but then make sure the architecture field is usable. Closes: #604241
* Run du with --apparent-size when generating the Installed-Size field in
dpkg-gencontrol to get consistent results independent of build system.
Thanks to Ludovic Brenta <>. Closes: #630533
* Do not fail to unpack shared directories missing on the file system
from packages being replaced by other packages. Closes: #631808
* Do not require programs to define thisname, provide two new functions
to handle the program name (dpkg_set_progname and dpkg_get_progname).
Closes: #631757
* Man pages cleanup:
- Rename “USAGE” dselect(1) section to “ACTIONS” and clarify they can
be performed interactively or from command line.
- Add missing built-in methods to dselect(1).
- Add missing escaping to field dashes in deb-control(5).
- Use dashes instead of underscores for variable text.
- Clarify that several front-end fields are not dselect specific in
- Use [option...] instead of [options] and friends.
- Use italics or bold instead of surrounding the text with <>.
- Correctly format text with bold and italics.
- Use minus signs and hyphens consistently in man pages.
- Fix reference to /etc/dpkg/dselect.cfg.d instead of dpkg.cfg.d in
- Add missing optional group|gid --chuid argument in start-stop-daemon(8).
* Refer to Sources and Packages files as part of a repository instead of
as being of exclusive use or owned by APT, which has never been the case.
* Unify somewhat dpkg-maintscript-helper --help output with other commands.
* Add build-indep and build-arch targets as aliases for build in
* Use the perl interpreter found by configure to call
in the m4 DPKG_ARCHITECTURE macro.
* Add new --verbose option to dpkg-deb and change --extract to honour it.
Closes: #293280
* Add new --raw-extract option to dpkg-deb combining --control and
--extract. Closes: #552123
* Defer hardlink renames so that there's never a point were the new
file contents are accessible from the final path before they have
been fsync()ed and cannot be executed causing ETXTBSY when trying
to open the to be installed paths for writing.
Thanks to Jonathan Nieder <>. Closes: #635683
* Clarify the default dpkg-deb compression-levels on the man page.
* Clarify dpkg --update-avail usage error message. Closes: #628055
* Change Dpkg::Compression default values depending on the compressor
used, and as such dpkg-source inherits this functionality.
Prompted by Timo Juhani Lindfors <>.
* Print an actual error or warning message instead of assert()ing on
readlink()/stat() size discrepancies. Closes: #639229
* Update alternative links only if they change. This allows for a
read-only file system and a writable database. Closes: #636700
Based on a patch by Salvatore Bonaccorso <>.
* Fix double “error:” string in dpkg missing PATH error output.
Closes: #639997
* Do not warn on strange timestamps when unpacking with dpkg-deb.
Closes: #640298
* Reduce dpkg-trigger binary size by refactoring libdpkg modules so that
it does not end up pulling triglib.
* Reduce dpkg-deb binary size by refectoring libdpkg modules so that it
does not end up pulling triglib.
* Do not fail on --compare-version when generating parse warnings.
Existing packages with invalid versions should not fail on their
maintainer scripts due to that.
* Use the user name (instead of the user id) when setting the supplementary
groups in start-stop-daemon. Closes: #641834
* Use --srcdir and --destdir po4a options, and bump Build-Depends version
to 0.36.4.
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #620312
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
* French (Christian Perrier).
[ Updated man page translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Helge Kreutzmann) including improvement by "Flo".
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier, Sylvestre Ledru). Closes: #637096
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
-- Guillem Jover <> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 06:00:11 +0200
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=medium
* Allow again Priority field values not known to dpkg. Regression
introduced in 1.16.0.
-- Guillem Jover <> Wed, 04 May 2011 10:01:30 +0200
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=high
* Fix dpkg-split --auto to not fail when opening the new depot file.
* Fix dpkg-split to correctly set the last part split size.
* Fix build failure on DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=noopt due to a missing <locale.h>
include in gettext.h needed by the gettext context functions.
-- Guillem Jover <> Sat, 16 Apr 2011 00:14:15 +0200
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Fix regression affecting dpkg -R. Closes: #620636
* Don't fail during unpack if the system doesn't support changing timestamps
of symlinks. Closes: #620679
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 07:28:20 +0200
dpkg (1.16.0) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Use DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_PACKAGE environment variable as package name on
dpkg-divert when no --package or --local options have been specified.
* Do not allow versions starting with non-digit when doing strict parsing,
warn otherwise.
* Update dpkg(1) to note that --status-fd output does not contain newlines
in error messages anymore (this was fixed in 1.15.0).
* Add a new --status-logger option to dpkg, similar to --status-fd but
instead invoke the command ourselves and feed the status information
to its standard input. Suggested by Raphaël Hertzog.
* Add missing space in update-alternative --set-selections output.
* Add missing options to update-alternative --help output.
* Count “conffile name is duplicated” for dpkg-deb warning count summary.
* Improve and clarify strings for translation. Closes: #604914
* Prefix all fatal error messages with “error: ”.
* Do not check presence of update-rc.d in the PATH in dpkg, as it's not
a program needed for dpkg correct operation.
* Fix dpkg -GEO options on multiple versions of the same packages.
Closes: #31141
* Propagate --admindir to programs run from maintainer scritpts.
Closes: #97076
* Do not fail when trying to remove the root directory. This will only
happen either on distributions where dpkg is a foreign package manager,
or on artificial dpkg databases.
* Always warn when parsing any package control data which does not have
an Architecture field except for status and status log files when
packages are not-installed or half-installed.
* By default reject installing packages w/o an Architecture field. They
now need --force-architecture, dpkg will still warn about them though.
* Fix build failure when passing --disable-nls to configure.
* Do not segfault on “dpkg -i --no-act”.
* Add missing semicolon to the vsnprintf() compat declaration.
Thanks to Robert Millan. Closes: #612203
* On install for Ubuntu adjust the i386 GNU cpu name in cputable.
Thanks to Colin Watson <>. Closes: #611741
* Sync the info database directory on unpack instead of the temporary
control information directory, and print the correct pathname on error
instead of the last file acted on that directory.
* Document in dpkg-query --help output and man page that --list and --show
arguments are optional.
* Do not read and write the available file unnecessarily.
Thanks to Michel Lespinasse <>. Closes: #397121
* Fix typo in «dpkg-name --overwrite» argument parsing so that it actually
works at all. Thanks to Ivan Gagis <>. LP: #728708
* Add armhf support to ostable and triplettable. Closes: #594179
* Set the modification time for unpacked symlinks on supported systems.
* Fix undefined value usage in dpkg-genchanges when adding files w/o a
matching architecture, because they are not present in debian/control,
this is most commonly the case due to dpkg-distaddfile.
* Terminate immediately on dpkg-divert rename errors instead of propagating
up the error codes, this improves error reporting and avoids triggering
leak detectors. Closes: #620380
* When moving a diverted file across filesystems in dpkg-divert, remove
the source file.
* Fix large file support for .deb and split .deb in dpkg-deb, dpkg-split
and dpkg on 32-bit architectures.
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Fail properly when debian/source/format is empty. Closes: #600854
* Add new deb-src-control(5) manual page documenting the debian/control
file contained in source packages.
- it documents the X[SBC]- prefix. Closes: #476335
- it documents the VCS-* fields too. Closes: #483119
Thanks to Oxan van Leeuwen <> who wrote it
as part of the Google Code In program.
* Enhance dpkg-shlibdeps to not fail immediately when a library is not found.
Instead continue and fail after all problems have been reported. Thanks
to Chris Baines <> for the patch. Closes: #596841
* Fix dpkg-source to not list Debian packaging files as modified
upstream files in Format "1.0" when unpacking to a non-standard
* Apply patch from Colin Watson to let dpkg-buildflags return -O3
instead of -O2 when building ppc64 packages on Ubuntu. Closes: #612472
* Add new function get_control_path() to Dpkg::Path, it wraps dpkg-query
* Update dpkg-shlibdeps to be multiarch-ready:
- use get_control_path() to find symbols/shlibs files
- parse correctly the output of dpkg --search
* Small fix to support files >2GB in .deb on 64-bit systems. Closes: #616502
Thanks to Martin Dorey <> for the patch.
* dpkg-source now keeps the file ordering in the autogenerated patch when
regenerating it. Closes: #606080
Thanks to Colin Watson for the patch.
* dpkg-source now uses a timestamp retrieved from the filesystem when
resetting the timestamp of patched files so that a time skew when using
NFS doesn't introduce any inconsistency. Closes: #613023
Thanks to Jonathan Nieder <> for the patch and the
* dpkg-source will now remove quilt's .pc directory when --unapply-patches
is in use. Closes: #591858
* dpkg-source is now a bit less strict when parsing patches:
- it accepts seeing the same file twice; Closes: #608829
- it doesn't match on the English text "No newline at end of file" as it
might be translated in some cases. Closes: #612465
* Improve parser in Dpkg::Control::Hash to not require an empty line
before the PGP signature. Closes: #617923
Thanks to Roger Leigh for the initial patch.
* Fix a regression in dpkg-divert where using --rename led to a failure when
the rename implies crossing file systems. Thanks to Durk Strooisma for
spotting it.
* Use the correct mtime when installing a file with statoverrides.
Regression introduced in 1.16.0. LP: #739179
* Remove duplicate word in german translation of dpkg(1). Closes: #616096
* Strip repeated non-significant spaces before and after newlines
in Uploaders. Closes: #598922
* Ignore whitespaces after options in headers of changelog entries.
Closes: #605719
* Fix dpkg-source's regression with empty patches (introduced while fixing
#613023). Closes: #619541
[ Jonathan Nieder ]
* Remove support for use of synchronous sync(2), due to its pernicious
side-effects and to ease maintenance.
* Clarify that an up-to-date dpkg only needs to be unpacked for
dpkg-maintscript-helper to work.
[ Steve Langasek ]
* Add new variables to dpkg-architecture, DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH and
DEB_BUILD_MULTIARCH, that return the "ideal" GNU triplet for each
architecture which should be used as the path component for library
[ Mark Hymers ]
* Add support for Built-Using field. Closes: #619311
[ Updated programs translations ]
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
* Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino).
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated man page translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino).
-- Guillem Jover <> Fri, 01 Apr 2011 23:56:54 +0200
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
* Do not segfault on “update-alternatives --auto” when the link group only
has alternatives which are dangling symlinks. Closes: #611545
-- Guillem Jover <> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 20:28:27 +0100
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Drop Breaks on konqueror to avoid some lenny -> squeeze upgrade
problems. It was only needed to ensure install-info is installed
even for partial upgrades. Closes: #610991
* Do the same for all emacs/jed packages. For jed, the breaks has been
rendered useless as the maintainers dropped the install-info dependencies
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Remove space before "…" in several Catalan strings (Jordi Mallach).
* Romanian (Stan Ioan-Eugen).
-- Raphaël Hertzog <> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 20:24:53 +0100
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Truncate the output part file on “dpkg-split -s”. Regression introduced
with the C rewrite.
[ Updated man page translations ]
* Two typos fixed in French (Christian Perrier, thanks to Julien
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Fix multiple security issues with dpkg-source (CVE-2010-1679):
- Enhance checks to catch maliciously crafted patches which could modify
files outside of the unpacked source package.
- Do not consider a top-level symlink like a directory when
extracting a tarball.
- Exclude .pc while extracting the upstream tarball in 3.0 (quilt)
as patch blindly writes in that directory during unpack (and would
follow any existing symlink).
-- Raphaël Hertzog <> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 21:04:33 +0100
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Defer symlink renames so that there's never a point were a symlink
is broken, this is particularly important for shared libraries.
Closes: #605536
* On Linux use sync_file_range() to initiate asynchronous writeback
of just unpacked files. Suggested by Ted Ts'o <>.
Thanks to Jonathan Nieder <>. Closes: #605009
* On non-Linux use posix_fadvise(POSIX_FADV_DONTNEED) to notify the kernel
dpkg does not need the unpacked files any longer, and that it can start
writeback to be able to evict them from the cache at a later point.
* Fix stanza delimiting on -L, -s and -p output. This was making the output
for multiple packages unrealiable to parse. Closes: #606315
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Basque (Iñaki Larrañaga Murgoitio). Closes: #607253
* Catalan (Guillem Jover).
* Czech (Miroslav Kure). Closes: #605099
* Esperanto (Felipe E. F. de Castro). Closes: #607437
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Indonesian (Arief S Fitrianto). Closes: #605248
* Italian (Milo Casagrande). Closes: #607306
* Japanese (Kenshi Muto). Closes: #607259
* Norwegian Bokmål (Hans Fredrik Nordhaug).
* Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #605506
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #607292
* Simplified Chinese (Aron Xu).
* Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #607302
* Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino).
* Thai (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan). Closes: #607501
[ Updated man page translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Spanish (Omar Campagne).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* German (fix by Sven Joachim).
* Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino).
-- Guillem Jover <> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 02:26:26 +0100
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Ensure debian/source/local-options is always excluded from the source
package even if the user provides customized -i or -I options.
Closes: #597023
* Fix Dpkg::Version's handling of version with a debian revision but an
empty version (e.g. "-0.1"). Thanks to James Vega <>
for the patch. Closes: #597651
* With "3.0 (quilt)" source package, create .pc/.quilt_series with the
correct series file if the source package provides vendor specific patch
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Disable by default usage of synchronous sync(2), as it causes undesired
I/O on unrelated file systems. Closes: #588339, #595927, #600075
* Add new --force-unsafe-io to disable safe I/O operations on unpack.
Closes: #584254
[ Updated man page translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier). Including a typo fix and a typographical
change reported by Vincent Danjean. Closes: #601852
* Spanish (Omar Campagne). Closes: #596519
[ Updated programs translations ]
* Basque (Iñaki Larrañaga Murgoitio). Closes: #599923
* Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
* Danish (Ask Hjorth Larsen). Closes: #600240
* German (Sven Joachim). Improved by Holger Wansing.
* Italian (Pietro Battiston). Fix translation of "however". Closes: #602518
* Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #596168
* Romanian (Andrei Popescu). Closes: #604769
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #595455
* Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #598473
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
* German (Sven Joachim).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
* German (Sven Joachim).
-- Guillem Jover <> Thu, 25 Nov 2010 07:10:48 +0100
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Do not print a warning when parsing status or status log files on
half-installed packages w/o a Description or Maintainer field, as
this happens normally when the package was never installed before.
Closes: #594167
* Improve git format documentation in dpkg-source(1).
Thanks to Joey Hess, based on a patch by Tanguy Ortolo.
* Clarify effect of “dpkg --purge” on homedir files in dpkg(1).
Thanks to The Fungi <>. Closes: #593628
* Add gettext plurals infrastructure support.
* Add gettext messages for plural forms. Closes: #594218
* Fix possible but improbable segfault in update-alternatives in case
the master file name contains a format string specifier. Reported by
Sandro Cazzaniga.
* Fix realloc usage on compat scandir() implementation.
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Fix dpkg-genchanges to not split the short description in the middle of a
UTF8 character. Closes: #593442
* Drop -k parameter from the tar call used by dpkg-source to extract
tarballs. Upstream binary files modified by the packager were not properly
installed due to this. Thanks to James Westby for the report.
Closes: #594440
* Make dpkg Breaks: dpkg-dev (<< 1.15.8) so that older versions of dpkg-dev
that did not depend on libdpkg-perl must be upgraded together with dpkg.
Closes: #596417
[ Helge Kreutzmann ]
* Fix encoding of German addendum. Closes: #595643
[ Updated programs translations ]
* Esperanto (Felipe Castro). Closes: #596173
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Indonesian (Arief S Fitrianto). Closes: #596657
* Italian (Milo Casagrande). Closes: #592953, #595615
* Japanese (Kenshi Muto). Closes: #595468
* Korean (Changwoo Ryu). Closes: #595556
* Norwegian Bokmål (Hans Nordhaug). Closes: #595208
* Simplified Chinese (Aron Xu). Closes: #594513
* Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #595968
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
* Thai (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan). Closes: #594011
[ Updated man page translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier). Includes a fix to a specific
message translation that was imprecise. Closes: #596333
* German (Helge Kreutzmann). Improved by Holger Wansing.
* Norwegian Bokmål (Hans Fredrik Nordhaug). Closes: #595299
* Spanish (Omar Campagne). Closes: #596518
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #595175
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 14 Sep 2010 01:26:21 +0200
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Fix use after free segfault on update-alternatives --remove-all.
Closes: #591653, #591654
* Always print a message on warning when parsing control files.
* On database parsing only warn on bogus versions previously accepted,
the other instances will keep producing errors, to avoid newly
introduced bogosity. Closes: #590885, #590896, #591692, #591885
* Fix compilation on Solaris and Darwin:
- Link update-alternatives against libintl if libc does not have i18n
- Include <limits.h> for _POSIX_MAX_PATH in update-alternatives.
Thanks to Fabian Groffen <>.
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Fix make -C man install so that it actually finds the manual pages
to install. Closes: #591588
* When analyzing the ELF format of a binary in dpkg-shlibdeps, fallback on
usual objdump when the cross objdump failed. Closes: #591522
[ Sven Joachim ]
* Ensure removal of leftover backup .dpkg-tmp files after unpacking
failures, when the backup is still a hard link to the original file.
Closes: #591993
-- Guillem Jover <> Fri, 13 Aug 2010 06:02:10 +0200
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Fix dpkg-divert test suite to cope with + and other special characters for
regexps in the build directory name. Thanks to Jonathan Nieder for the
patch and to Phil Kern for the report. Closes: #591182
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Fix buffer overflow in dpkg_ar_member_put_header causing it to write the
header to fd 0 (instead of ar_fd) depending on the stack layout, affecting
armel. Thanks to Phil Kern for the analysis and Reinhard Tartler for the
initial patch. Closes: #591312
-- Guillem Jover <> Mon, 02 Aug 2010 10:38:07 +0200
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
* Bump libdpkg-perl Depends on dpkg to 1.15.8, as it will break dpkg
versions before that when installing and removing libdpkg-perl,
because older update-alternatives and dpkg-divert require and
Dpkg/ which will disappear due to the Replaces. Closes: #590867
Thanks to Sven Joachim <> for the analysis.
* Allow specifying again absolute and relative paths for dpkg-buildpackage
-r option. Closes: #591010
-- Guillem Jover <> Sat, 31 Jul 2010 04:20:01 +0200
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
* Fix off-by-one error in update-alternatives that lead to an infinite loop
while writing the administrative file. Closes: #590854
-- Raphaël Hertzog <> Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:18:16 +0200
dpkg (1.15.8) unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Add new commands --before-build and --after-build to dpkg-source
and modify dpkg-buildpackage to call them automatically at the
start and at the end of the process. With "3.0 (quilt)" source packages
this ensures patches are applied even in case of binary-only builds.
Closes: #572526
* Merge non-regression test for Ubuntu's specificities concerning
changelog handling. Closes: #582389
* Fix some copy-paste mistakes in dpkg-architecture(1). Thanks to Ian Fleming
<> for the patch and Colin Watson for forwarding out of
Launchpad. Closes: #582404 LP: #564308
* Clarify description of dpkg --configure in dpkg(1). Thanks to Colin Watson
for the patch and to Robert Persson for the report.
Closes: #582406 LP: #77287
* Fix the non-regression test lib/dpkg/test/t-ar.c by not overflowing the
size of ar_name. Thanks to Colin Watson for the report, analysis and patch.
Closes: #582401
* Modify Dpkg::Shlibs::Objdump to use the cross objdump binary when cross
compiling. Thanks to Loïc Minier for the initial patch. Closes: #578365
* Make dpkg-maintscript-helper more robust when required parameters are
missing. Closes: #582814
* Clarify that dpkg-maintscript-helper rm_conffile needs the last version of
the package that did not remove the obsolete conffile if this was not
implemented at the time the file became obsolete. Closes: #582893
* Enhance dpkg-maintscript-helper rm_conffile and mv_conffile to work
properly when <lastversion> is not given (or is empty). Closes: #582819
* Small fix in dpkg-gensymbols' handling of tags. Closes: #583656
Thanks to Michael Tautschnig <> for the report and the fix.
* update-alternatives has been rewritten in C, the only feature change
should be that it uses its own logfile /var/log/alternatives.log (rotated
like dpkg.log).
* Implement new --unapply-patches option for dpkg-source with source formats
2.0 and 3.0 (quilt) that unapplies the patches after a successful build.
This option can be put in debian/source/local-options in the package VCS
repository for instance.
* Implement new --abort-on-upstream-changes option for dpkg-source with
source formats 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 (quilt). It aborts every time that you try
to build a source package which contains (unmanaged) changes to the
upstream source code. Closes: #579012
* dpkg-source now captures the output of patch and prints it on error so
that the user can better diagnose what went wrong. Closes: #575304
* Fix Dpkg::Changelog to cope properly with an entry of version "0".
Add non-regression test for this. Closes: #587382
* Add --export command to dpkg-buildflags to be used in shell with eval.
* Modify source format "3.0 (git)" to use git bundles. Thanks to Joey Hess
for the patch.
The usage of git bundle avoids distributing cruft. Closes: #477954
It's no longer needed to tell which branch contains the debian packaging,
it uses automatically the one that was used at build-time. Closes: #534637
* Pass --no-name option to gzip to avoid encoding the timestamp in the file
so that the result is more predictable. Closes: #587724
Also pass --rsyncable to make source packages more rsync friendly.
* Replace dpkg-source's tar ignore pattern "*~" with "*/*~" to avoid
matching on the top level directory. Closes: #588265
* In source formats "2.0" and "3.0 (quilt)", make sure to remove the
upstream-provided debian directory before copying the debian-provided
version of that directory in place. Closes: #590297
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Require gettext 0.18:
- Remove embedded gettext files from the repository, now properly
installed by autopoint for all po/ directories.
- Add versioned Build-Depends.
* Fix variable usage after delete in dselect.
* Change default configure admindir to LOCALSTATEDIR/lib/dpkg from
LOCALSTATEDIR/dpkg, so that we can use a correct --localstatedir=/var.
* Add two new dpkg options --path-exclude and --path-include for filtering
files on package installation. This allows embedded systems to skip
/usr/share/doc, manpages, etc. Based on work from Tollef Fog Heen and
Martin Pitt, thanks! Closes: #68788, #68861, #497304, #525567, #583902
* Remove obsolete internal status aliases “postinst-failed” for
stat_halfconfigured and “removal-failed” for stat_halfinstalled.
* Check version syntax when parsing it from libdpkg based programs.
Closes: #574704
* Rewrite mksplit in C, and merge it into dpkg-split.
* Rewrite dpkg-divert in C.
* Use linux-any wildcard for libselinux1-dev Build-Depends instead of
using a list of negated architectures.
* Use Breaks instead of Conflicts in dpkg, dpkg-dev and libdpkg-perl binary
* Move and Dpkg/ from dpkg to libdpkg-perl.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1.
* Detect when another process has locked the database, and mention that
problematic dpkg --audit results might be due to ongoing operations.
Closes: #80252
* Add new dpkg --force-confask option that forces a conffile prompt when
the conffile from the new package does not differ from the previous one.
Thanks to Henning Makholm <>. Closes: #102609
* On dpkg-divert --rename, check if the source file exists, and disable
renaming if it does not. Closes: #550252
As a side effect, this avoids useless errors when the destination
directory is not existent or writable. Closes: #581544
* Properly compute the longest package description from all to be displayed
on “dpkg-query --list”, so that it does not get incorrectly trimmed.
* Consistently use earlier/later instead of smaller/bigger when describing
comparison relationships. Closes: #587641
* Stop exporting DPKG_LIBDIR to maintainer scripts, no need for it anymore.
* Assign correct SE Linux label on non-regular files. Based on a patch by
Russell Coker <>. Closes: #587949
* Add -F option to dpkg-buildpackage to be able to explicitly specify a
normal full build and combine it with -nc. Closes: #547993
* Add missing mentions of the Breaks field alongside the other fields
sharing the same syntax in deb-control(5).
Thanks to Osamu Aoki <>. Closes: #590472
[ Updated programs translations ]
* Catalan (Guillem Jover).
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #579149
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated man page translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #579149
* Spanish (Omar Campagne).
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ New scripts translation ]
* Spanish (Omar Campagne).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Helge Kreutzmann). Improved by Holger Wansing.
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #579149
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
-- Guillem Jover <> Thu, 29 Jul 2010 09:37:35 +0200
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Update dpkg-buildflags to respect $XDG_CONFIG_HOME and to use
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/dpkg/buildflags.conf by default.
* Update deb-substvars(5) to codify how variables containing multiple
lines must be managed.
* Fix boolean evaluation of Dpkg::Version so that version 0 evaluates to
false and dpkg-shlibdeps can strip the minimal version specification.
Closes: #579724
Document this behaviour in the API and add non-regression test to ensure
it's kept.
* Let dpkg-buildflags error out when a required parameter is missing.
Closes: #579722
* Add Bug-Ubuntu field in DEP-3 template provided in the automatic header
of patches in 3.0 (quilt) source packages. Thanks to Benjamin Drung
<> for the patch. Closes: #578002
* Update deb-override(5) by removing references to usage of sections
to place the packages on the mirrors and by indicating that the Debian
policy offers a list of allowed values for section and priority.
Closes: #575410
* Update reference to triggers.txt.gz in dpkg-trigger(1) and deb-triggers(5)
to match the new location. Closes: #580774
* Drop mention of PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR in dpkg-buildpackage(1), the feature has
been removed in 1.15.6.
* Rename /usr/lib/dpkg/maintscript-helper into
/usr/bin/dpkg-maintscript-helper, it is a public interface even if working
around known limitations.
* Add "supports" command to dpkg-maintscript-helper to ensure the wanted
command is supported before calling it.
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Add powerpcspe support to ostable and triplettable.
Thanks to Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <> and
Kyle Moffett <>. Closes: #568123, #575158
* Fix dpkg --root by properly stripping again the root directory from the
path of the maintainer script to execute. Closes: #580984
* On Linux use sync() instead of an fsync() per file on deferred extraction,
to workaround performance degradation on ext4. Closes: #578635
[ Gerfried Fuchs ]
* Fix syntax error in dpkg-name. Closes: #581315
-- Guillem Jover <> Wed, 19 May 2010 07:57:14 +0200
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
* Fix dpkg-source -b (without -i) for source packages 1.0. Closes: #578693
It was erroneously ignoring all changes because the ignore regex was
wrong (due to the change to ignore debian/source/local-options).
* Add missing call to textdomain() in dpkg-mergechangelogs to make
translations work.
-- Raphaël Hertzog <> Thu, 22 Apr 2010 08:05:20 +0200
dpkg (1.15.7) unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Clarify the plan concerning dpkg-source, debian/source/format and
the default source format in dpkg-source(1). Add a warning
in dpkg-source to invite people to always create debian/source/format.
We deprecate the fallback to "1.0" (it's there for backwards compatibility
only) and debian/source/format is going to be mandatory at some point in
the future. Closes: #553928
* Add .gitattributes to list of files ignored by dpkg-source.
* Document most common warnings and errors of dpkg-source in its manual
* Let dpkg-source read options from debian/source/local-options as well but
do not include that file in the generated source package.
* Improve explanation of --all option in dpkg-parsechangelog(1). Thanks to
Jari Aalto. Closes: #575706
* Fix dpkg to not lose package metadata on filesystems where readdir()
returns new files added after the opendir() call, btrfs in particular
triggered the problematic behaviour. Closes: #575891
* Tigthen the regex used by dpkg-source to match the component name of
supplementary tarballs so that underscore (_) are not allowed as it was
supposed to be.
* Introduce a new script called dpkg-buildflags: its purpose is to retrieve
compilation flags and it should be used within debian/rules to pass
the right compilation flags to the build process. dpkg-builpackage still
exports them to not break packages currently relying on them but packages
should now start using dpkg-buildflags instead. Closes: #560070
* For Ubuntu set default value of LDFLAGS to -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions.
* Cleanup some old Conflicts/Replaces, thanks to Helge Kreutzmann.
* Modify dselect to treat all unknown package as known and marked for purge.
This is a temporary work-around so that dselect doesn't try to reinstall
packages of priority > standard that were removed or not installed. Thanks
to Robert Luberda for the patch. Closes: #559519, #556889
* dpkg now exports DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_NAME to maintainer scripts with the
type of maintainer script currently running (preinst, postinst, prerm,
postrm). Closes: #546577
* dpkg now exports DPKG_LIBDIR to maintainer scripts pointing to the
private directory containing internal programs like the upcoming
* Add $DPKG_LIBDIR/maintscript-helper program that can be used in
maintainer scripts to perform common operations working around
current dpkg limitations: first version supports removing obsolete
conffiles and renaming conffiles. Closes: #514316
* Fix "dpkg-scansources -e", it was calling a non-existing function.
Closes: #578162
* Add new script dpkg-mergechangelogs to do 3-way merges of Debian
changelogs. Add libalgorithm-merge-perl to Recommends for the
benefit of this script.
[ Colin Watson ]
* Modern tar files typically use NormalFile1 rather than NormalFile0 for
file objects. A typo meant that the former never triggered rename
deferral. Closes: #577756
* Use the new list of files on rename deferral instead of old one, so that
newly added files get installed.
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Report deferred trigger errors on status-fd. Closes: #574599
Thanks to Michael Vogt <>.
* When creating hard links to normal files on extraction use the .dpkg-new
filename for source as the file is not yet in place due to the rename
deferral. Thanks to Colin Watson for the initial patch.
* Do not output the Package-Type field on udeb.
* Fix versioned Replaces to not produce file overwrite errors on downgrades.
Closes: #568566
* Fix installation of replaced and replacing packages in reverse order
(first the replacing then the replaced) for which the replaced package
is supposed to get disappeared, to disappear the correct package and not
lose track of the ownership of the replaced files.
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* German (Sven Joachim).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* German (Sven Joachim).
[ Updated man page translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
-- Guillem Jover <> Wed, 21 Apr 2010 04:05:55 +0200
dpkg ( experimental; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Fix two memory leaks introduced in 1.15.6.
* Always use C99 variadic macros, as the build requires them anyway, we
avoid exposing the configure variable HAVE_C99 on installed headers.
* Use __attribute__ keyword depending on compiler support, we avoid
exposing the configure variable HAVE_C_ATTRIBUTE on installed headers.
* Do not allow a --retry schedule in start-stop-daemon where forever is
the last item, as it needs something to repeat over. Closes: #570938
* Show dselect dependency/conflicts resolution screen again, by switching
the code to use STL's min() and max() instead of preprocessor macros, to
avoid multiple evaluation of arguments. Regression introduced in 1.15.6.
Based on a patch by Robert Luberda <>. Closes: #574816
* Defer the fsync and rename for normal files in tar extraction so that
it's done in one pass afterwards, to avoid massive I/O degradation due to
the serialization from each write + fsync. This restores extraction times
to numbers closer to the ones before the fsync patch introduced in 1.15.6.
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Accept source packages without "Format" field for compatibility with very
old source packages. Thanks to Colin Watson for the report and the patch.
Closes: #574097
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
-- Guillem Jover <> Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:56:28 +0100
dpkg (1.15.6) experimental; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* debian/control: Add the accent on my first name.
* Perl API cleanup:
- rename Dpkg::Deps dump() methods into output([$fh]), overload string
representation ("$dep") to provide the result of $dep->output()
- prefix public functions in Dpkg::Deps with deps_ and export them
by default
- rename Dpkg::Source::Compressor in Dpkg::Compression::Process
- rename Dpkg::Source::CompressedFile in Dpkg::Compression::FileHandle
and completely redesign its API
- update Dpkg::Compression's API to use compression_* functions
instead of granting direct access to variables, integrate
there management of default compression
- introduce Dpkg::Interface::Storable and update many modules
to make use of it
- update Dpkg::BuildOptions to provide an object-oriented interface
- update Dpkg::Checksums to provide an object-oriented interface
* Drop debian-maintainers from Suggests since it's obsolete, the
corresponding keyring is in debian-keyring.
* Merge support of symbol patterns in dpkg-gensymbols. Thanks to
Modestas Vainius for his work (see further for more details).
* Accept filename with spaces and colon in the output of objdump.
Required so that dpkg-shlibdeps support such files properly.
Thanks to Raphaël Geissert for the patch. Closes: #565712
* When unpacking a "3.0 (quilt)" source package, tell quilt where
patches are (to be) stored. Requires quilt >= 0.48-5 to work.
Closes: #557619
* Fix update-alternatives to not try to reinstall an unknown alternative
when the link group is broken, instead switch to the best choice in
automatic mode. Closes: #566406
* Don't return duplicate bug numbers in Launchpad-Bugs-Fixed:.
Thanks to Brian Murray <> for the report
and the patch. Closes: #569618
* Add $VERSION numbers to all perl modules. Closes: #465256
1.00 and higher means that the API should be stable
* While parsing diff's output, accept any sentence that contains the word
differ (as specified by POSIX) to identify that binary files could not be
compared. Closes: #570008
* dpkg-gencontrol does no longer accept arch-specific dependencies in
arch: all packages. Closes: #560071
* dpkg-gencontrol no longer warns if a substitution variable provided by -V
is not used (the warning is meant to catch unused substitutions coming
from the file, those are package specific with debhelper). Closes: #557133
* dpkg-gencontrol now indicates which package is concerned by the substvars
warning that it displays. Closes: #566837
* dpkg-buildpackage now supports options --source-option=<opt> and
--changes-option=<opt> to forward arbitrary options to dpkg-source and
dpkg-genchanges respectively. Closes: #566230
* The -T option of dpkg-{source,gencontrol,genchanges} can now be used
multiple times to read substitution variables from multiple files.
Closes: #363323
* dpkg-source now supports an option --create-empty-orig in formats
"2.0" and "3.0 (quilt)" to auto-create the main original tarball when
there are supplementary tarballs. This makes it easier to bundle
multiple software together. Closes: #554488
* dpkg-source supports long option names --diff-ignore and --tar-ignore for
-i and -I. A new option --extend-diff-ignore is introduced. Those options
can thus now be used in debian/source/options.
* Generate manual pages for perl modules.
* Introduce the libdpkg-perl package and clarify its status in README.api.
* Update Standards-Version to 3.8.4 (no changes needed).
* Drop unused lintian override for arch-dep-package-has-big-usr-share on
* The rewritten Dpkg::Checksums deals properly with filenames with
spaces. Closes: #572030
* dpkg-source does no longer fallback to other source formats if the
requested one is not usable. Closes: #557459
* Modify dpkg-source to error out when it would apply patches containing
insecure paths (with "/../") and also error out when it would apply a
patch through a symlink. Those checks are required as patch will happily
modify files outside of the target directory and unpacking a source package
should not be able to have any side-effect outside of the target
directory. Fixes CVE-2010-0396.
* Also error out when the quilt series contains a path with "/../" as this
can cause patch to create files outside of the source package due
to the -B .pc/$path option that it gets.
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Handle argument parsing in dpkg-checkbuilddeps and dpkg-scanpackages
in a way consistent with the rest of the tools.
* Recognize --help in addition to -h in dpkg-checkbuilddeps.
* Add a --version option to dpkg-checkbuilddeps.
* Improve and mark more messages in writedb() to make translators lifes
easier. Closes: #408525
* Improve update-alternatives --display output to use two leading spaces
for current link and slave information. Use single quotes for both “best”
and the alternative it's pointing to. Closes: #549167
* Refer to “half configured” instead of “failed config” in «dpkg-query -l»
header and dselect package status printing for consistency.
* Make “dpkg-statoverride --quiet” actually do something, and quiesce
most of the inoquous warning messages. Closes: #403211
* Make “dpkg-statoverride --update --add” fail if it cannot update the
mode and owner of the file. This would fail later on when dpkg itself
applies the overrides, so better to signal this earlier.
* Add sparc64 to cputable. Thanks to Aurelien Jarno <>.
Closes: #560010
* Do not allow diverting a file to itself, which makes the file to get
removed. Closes: #312206
* Make the check for duplicate fields in a stanza in libdpkg actually work,
which now makes it fatal, as was intended originally. This should not
cause problems for anything using dpkg-dev to build packages as those
are already fatal on that case.
* Add new deb-split(5) man page.
* Fix misspellings of “explicitly” all over the place.
* Normalize ar member names when reading (removing trailing spaces and
slash), this allows deb-split packages be created with GNU ar.
* Validate compression level on dpkg-deb argument parsing.
* Fix error handling, clean up and refactor compression code.
Thanks to Jonathan Nieder for several of the patches.
* Do not print unambiguous epoch on dpkg file overwrite error.
* Rename Dpkg::IPC::fork_and_exec() to Dpkg::IPC::spawn().
* Change dpkg-dev to Depend on perl instead of perl5 and perl-modules.
* Fix small memory leaks related to scandir() in dpkg-deb and libdpkg.
* Fix dpkg-query and dpkg-trigger to actually print a version on --version.
* Always spawn a new shell on conffile prompt, instead of supporting
self backgrounding, remove DPKG_NO_TSTP environment variable support.
Closes: #38334
variables when spawning a shell for conffile examination. Closes: #60329
Thanks to Daniel Martin <> for the idea.
* Add support for disabling update-alternatives at configure time using
* Add support for disabling install-info at configure time using
* Update debian/copyright.
* Use Debian instead of ‘Debian GNU/Linux’ when referring to the
* On dpkg --no-act with --install, --unpack or --record-avail, and
dpkg-deb --info or --field use mkdtemp() to create a temporary directory
instead of insecure tempnam() or tmpnam() functions.
* Remove --license and --licence options from tools.
* Securely remove newly installed files when rolling-back a failed unpack.
* Change default lzma compression level from 9 to 6.
Thanks to Jonathan Nieder for the initial patch.
* Add support for xz compressed data.tar member of binary packages. Add
xz-utils to dpkg's Pre-Depends. Closes: #542160
Thanks to Jonathan Nieder for the initial patch.
* Use xz command to handle lzma compressed files in dpkg and dpkg-dev.
This removes the lzma package from both dpkg and dpkg-dev dependencies.
* Do not set PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR in dpkg-buildpackage when cross-building.
The proper solution to this is to let the build system choose the
appropriate pkg-config binary for the build or host system in the same
way pkg.m4 is handling it now. Closes: #551118
* Dynamically link against all external libraries. This includes libbz2
and zlib for dpkg-deb and and libselinux for dpkg on GNU/Linux.
* Mark the libdpkg.a API as volatile and require any possible users to set
LIBDPKG_VOLATILE_API to acknowledge that fact.
* Add a new libdpkg-dev package with the headers and the static library,
although its API should be considered volatile.
* Reorganize the doc contents that goes into each package:
- README.multicd only in dselect.
- README.api only in development packages, dpkg-dev and libdpkg-dev.
- triggers.txt only in dpkg-dev.
* Move source.lintian-overrides to debian/source/lintian-overrides.
* Switch SE Linux support to explicitly set path context. This fixes the
mislabeling of files under <admindir> on conffile extraction or on unpack
errors, due to improper default context restoration. Closes: #498438
* Use FIEMAP when available (on Linux based systems) to sort the .list
files loading order. With a cold cache it improves up to a 70%.
Thanks to Morten Hustveit <>.
* When FIEMAP is not available use posix_fadvise() to start preloading the
.list files before loading them. With a cold cache it improves up to 40%.
Thanks to Stefan Fritsch <>. Closes: #557560
* Call fsync(2) after writing files on disk, to get the atomicity
guarantees when doing rename(2). Based on a patch by
Jean-Baptiste Lallement <>.
Closes: #430958
* Call fsync(2) on database directories after creating, renaming or
unlinking files, to guarantee the new file entry is correctly listed
in the directory. Base on a patch by
Jean-Baptiste Lallement <>.
* Document in the man page the effects of setting TMPDIR for dpkg and
dpkg-deb, HOME for dselect and dpkg and PAGER for dpkg. Closes: #572836
* Document the exit codes for dpkg-query. Closes: #571798
* Document “dpkg-query -l” abbreviated state information in the man page.
Based on a patch by Marc-Jano Knopp <>.
Closes: #383869
* Honour LINGUAS environment variable when installing translated man pages.
* Allow disabling at configure time Unicode ncurses support for dselect.
Based on a patch by Yuri Vasilevski <>.
[ Modestas Vainius ]
* Implement symbol patterns (Closes: #563752). From now on, it is possible to
match multiple symbols with a single entry in the symbol file template.
While the concept is not new (wildcards also match multiple symbols),
patterns cover much more ground and are a lot more flexible. Together with
the framework, 3 basic pattern types are supported:
- c++ - matching C++ symbols by their demangled name (as emitted by
- symver - matching by symbol version. It replaces the wildcards feature
which is still supported for backwards compatibility but is reimplemented
on top of the new framework;
- regex - matching symbol names with perl regular expression.
Basic patterns may be combined where it makes sense.
* As a positive side effect of the new symbol patterns implementation,
patterns are now treated like normal symbols whenever possible, e.g. a
pattern is MISSING if it does not match anything. As a result,
dpkg-gensymbols is now able to detect NEW/MISSING symbols when patterns are
present in the symbol file (Closes: #541464). Please note, however, that
there is no way to detect symbol changes in the pattern match sets.
* Add source version to the dpkg-gensymbols diff label, reformat it according
to the rules of dpkg-name.
* Add -a<arch> option to dpkg-gensymbols.
* Add -q option to dpkg-gensymbols. -c0 will never fail but still generate a
diff. Use -c0 -q to keep dpkg-gensymbols completely quiet as before
(Closes: #568228).
[ Jonathan Nieder ]
* Fix a file handle leak in “dpkg-deb --info”. Thanks to Raphael Geissert
for the report and patch.
[ Helge Kreutzmann ]
* Add dpkg-gensymbols.1 to the translatable man page set.
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Catalan (Guillem Jover).
* French (Christian PERRIER).
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Italian 'Milo Casagrande). Closes: #567531
* Simplified Chinese (Aron Xua). Closes: #558794
* Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #559269
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Catalan (Guillem Jover).
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino). Closes: #572861
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated man page translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier): correcting inconsistencies for the translation
of "original" here and there. Thanks to Julien Valroff for pointing this.
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* Catalan (Guillem Jover).
* French (Christian PERRIER).
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
-- Guillem Jover <> Fri, 12 Mar 2010 00:15:31 +0100
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
* dpkg-source: with format "3.0 (quilt)" ensure quilt's .pc directory is
created before trying to register a new patch in .pc/applied-patches.
Thanks to Tommi Vainikainen <> for the report and the
patch. Closes: #561237
* Fix dpkg-buildpackage to set "parallel=" in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS instead of
the invalid "parallel=-1" when option "-j" is given. Closes: #562038
* Clarify how dpkg-source --print-format works and display messages on
STDERR when the requested format is discarded. Closes: #560391
* Add ${misc:Depends} in all Depends fields.
-- Raphaël Hertzog <> Fri, 08 Jan 2010 17:57:43 +0100
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
* Allow again new lines in dpkg-source and dpkg-genchanges on substvar and
maintainer arguments.
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 22 Dec 2009 09:49:49 +0100
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
* Fix Dpkg::Index::get() and remove(). Thanks to Roderich Schupp
<> for the patch. Closes: #558595
* Modify implementation of "3.0 (quilt)" source format to not be
behave differently depending on whether quilt is installed or not.
The option --without-quilt is thus gone and dpkg-source creates
and relies on the .pc directory to know whether patches are applied
or not. Closes: #557667
* Add new dpkg-source option --single-debian-patch supported by the source
format "3.0 (quilt)" so that it behaves more like 1.0 and its single diff
that is constantly updated with all upstream changes. Useful if the
workflow is VCS based and can't generate a full patch set.
* dpkg-source now uses debian/source/patch-header as header of the automatic
Debian patch in format "3.0 (quilt)".
* Fix Debian changelog parser so that the trailer line is again checked.
-- Raphaël Hertzog <> Mon, 07 Dec 2009 09:24:31 +0100
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Avoid usage of IO::String in dpkg-scanpackages, rely on Dpkg::IPC
instead to directly get a pipe file descriptor. Closes: #557013
* Put "3.0 (quilt)" in the default list of formats tried by dpkg-source
after "1.0" and before "3.0 (native)".
* Let dpkg-source fail if several upstream orig.tar files are available
(using different compression scheme) since we don't know which one
to use.
* Add missing "use Dpkg::Gettext" in Dpkg::Changelog::Entry::Debian.
Closes: #557668
* When building "3.0 (quilt)" source packages, use QUILT_PATCH_OPTS="-t -F 0
-N -u -V never -g0" so that quilt is as strict as dpkg-source's internal
implementation of quilt. Closes: #557664, #558233
* Before accepting to build a 3.0 (quilt) source packages, ensure that
debian/patches is a directory (or non-existing) and that
debian/patches/series is a file (or non-existing). Closes: #557618
* Dpkg::IPC::fork_and_exec() now includes the changed environment
variables in the default error message displayed when the sub-process
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Verify that the alternative used in update-alternatives --set has been
registered instead of failing with an undefined value in the slave
method. Closes: #554136
* Strip leading spaces in the first line of a field's value in
Dpkg::Control::Hash. Closes: #557547
-- Guillem Jover <> Fri, 27 Nov 2009 19:23:36 +0100
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
* Change Dpkg::Version API to accept invalid versions by default and add
is_valid() method. The boolean evaluation of a version object returns
true if the version is valid, false otherwise.
* Update dpkg-shlibdeps to always use Dpkg::Version now that it can
contain the empty version string. Closes: #556786
* Keep compatibility with perl 5.8 by avoiding the _ prototype.
-- Raphaël Hertzog <> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 11:54:50 +0100
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
* Fix build failures due to off_t type mismatch caused by not including
<config.h> first on the unit tests. Suggested by Pierre Habouzit and
Julien Cristau, thanks!
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 17 Nov 2009 16:42:00 +0100
dpkg (1.15.5) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Remove obsolete conffiles on purge. Closes: #421367, #453005, #454628
* Update list of binaries dpkg checks on the PATH.
- Remove install-info, now a wrapper that will disappear soonish.
- Add programs used by dpkg itself: sh, rm, find, tar and dpkg-deb.
* Check and warn on duplicate conffiles in dpkg-deb. Closes: #131633
* Make the upstream build system silent by default with automake 1.11 or
newer, and always verbose when building the Debian packages.
* Fix small leak when parsing ‘--ignore-depends’ option values.
* Define compatibility WCOREDUMP only if the system does not have it.
* When start-stop-daemon fails to set the io scheduling warn instead of
finishing fatally. Closes: #553580
* Update md5 file paths in debian/copyright.
Thanks to Jonathan Nieder <>.
* On ‘dpkg-trigger --help’ print the default admindir instead of the one
passed on the command line.
* Abort on configure if the required C99 extensions are not supported.
* Add C coding style document.
* Make dpkg as strict as dpkg-statoverride on input when validating the
parsed data from the statdb.
* Rewrite dpkg-statoverride in C.
* Use C99 snprintf function family semantics to avoid having to call them
in a loop to grow the varbuf buffer. This should reduce memory usage and
be slightly faster on varbufprintf calls.
* Use the size from stat to allocate the buffers for readlink, instead of
indefinitely calling readlink and growing the buffer. This should reduce
memory usage when handling lots of symlinks, and be slightly faster.
* Rework varbuf api to avoid increasing buffers indefinitely when adding
content to them, regardless of space being already available.
* Fix build macros to allow start-stop-deaemon to use TIOCNOTTY.
* Generate the autoconf version from git to make it easier to see when a
snapshot version is being used.
* Add infrastructure for doxygen, for now not installed anywhere.
* Allow overriding the pkg-config path to ease cross-compilation.
Suggested by Tollef Fog Heen <>.
* Fix spelling errors in the Catalan translation. Closes: #553328
Thanks to Robert Millan.
* Update the FSF postal address in the source code license headers by
replacing it with a URL to the page.
* Fix a file descriptor leak in dpkg-deb.
Reported by Raphael Geissert <>.
* Fix resource leaks on error conditions in compat scandir.
* Add a new status-fd action when disappearing a package. Closes: #537338
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Add versioned dependency on base-files (>= 5.0.0) to dpkg-dev to ensure
that /etc/dpkg/origins/default exists. Closes: #545274
* Update Standards-Version to 3.8.3 (no changes needed).
* Major changes to the perl API:
- Dpkg::Control is now Dpkg::Control::Info
- Dpkg::Cdata is gone and is replaced by a new Dpkg::Control
- Dpkg::Control::Fields contains authoritative information
about fields allowed in various types of control information
(and can be customized by each vendor). It also integrates
information that was previously available through Dpkg::Deps.
- Dpkg::Changelog has been split in multiple modules and largely
modified to offer an interface that is now more in line with the
other modules.
* All dpkg-* perl programs that work with control information have been
updated to use the new Dpkg::Control interface.
In this process, dpkg-scanpackages has been fixed to not skip non-standard
fields. Closes: #494136
* Create Launchpad-Bugs-Fixed directly in the changelog parsing code thanks
to a new vendor hook post-process-changelog-entry. Closes: #536066
* Integrate dpkg-ftp into dselect. Add the required Replaces and Conflicts.
* dpkg-scanpackages/dpkg-scansources now supports compressed override files.
* dpkg-scanpackages now supports a new --medium option as needed to
generate file for consumption by the multicd dselect access
method. Closes: #402527
* Integrate dpkg-multicd into dselect. Add the required Replaces and
Conflicts. The dpkg-scanpackages fork is dropped. Closes: #516631
* Fix bashisms in dselect multicd access method. Closes: #530070
* Add support of "xz" compression method for source packages. Add dependency
dpkg-dev → xz-utils to ensure xz and unxz are available.
* Fix dpkg-source --include-binaries to correctly compute the path name of
the discovered binary files. Closes: #554612
* Remove extra quoting that should not be there while passing an exclude
file to git ls-files during build of 3.0 (git) source package.
Thanks to Courtney Bane for the patch. Closes: #551829
* Optimize dpkg-source -b by avoiding many diff calls when not required.
Thanks to Mike Hommey for the idea. Closes: #554689
* Add new option --print-format to dpkg-source to be able to know by advance
the source format that would be used during a build.
* Modify dpkg-source -b to use default build options from
debian/source/options. Thus it's now possible to have sticky options, for
example for the choice of a compression method (--compression=<comp>).
* dpkg-source outputs the list of upstream files modified by the diff.gz
(applies only to source packages using format 1.0). Closes: #482166
It also recommends usage of 3.0 (quilt) format during dpkg-source -b if it
detects changes to upstream files that are stored in the .diff.gz.
* Add DEP-3 compliant headers to automatic patches created by dpkg-source
in 3.0 (quilt) source format. Closes: #543581
* Switch dpkg to source format "3.0 (native)" with bzip2 compression.
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Italian (Milo Casagrande). Closes: #548615, #555806
* Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz). Closes: #548541
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz). Closes: #548541
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated man page translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* French translation error fixed (Christian Perrier)
Thanks to Pietro Battiston for spotting it. Closes: #545446
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz). Closes: #548541
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz). Closes: #548541
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 17 Nov 2009 10:17:57 +0100
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=medium
* Do not mark any package as unseen in dselect. This is a workaround
until it learns how to store such information again. Closes: #545366
-- Guillem Jover <> Mon, 19 Oct 2009 15:15:17 +0200
dpkg (1.15.4) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Call _g instead of g_ in dpkg-name.
* Fix inverted logic when deciding to assume the architecture in dpkg-name
when the package didn't have such field.
* Do not take into account Revision and Package_Revision fields in dpkg-name
and dpkg-scanpackages as they have been handled already by “dpkg-deb -I”.
* Switch dpkg-scansources to use Dpkg::Cdata instead of duplicating the
.dsc parsing code. As a side effect it now handles properly bogus files.
* Do not remap obsolete fields in dpkg-scanpackages as they have been
handled already by “dpkg-deb -I”.
* Properly mark packages being purged for disappearance from the database.
This will make the status database not be left behind with traces of old
not-installed packages. Closes: #472208
* On parse mark not-installed leftover packages for automatic removal from
the database on next dump. This obsoletes the --forget-old-unavail option,
thus making it now a no-op. Closes: #33394, #429262
* Document “hold” under package selection states instead of flags in dpkg(1).
* Remove trailing ‘/’ and ‘/.’ from the directory name to be used as the
package name on “dpkg-deb -b”. Closes: #218018, #373602
* Remove obsolete ‘hold’ and ‘hold-reinstreq’ internal status flags.
* Add fakeroot to dpkg-dev Recommends. Closes: #536821
* Fix an always false test when trying to decide which package to deselect
to resolve a dependency problem in dselect.
* Add uClibc Linux support to ostable and triplettable. Closes: #455501
* Add uClinux support to ostable and triplettable.
Thanks to Simon Richter <>.
* When aborting due to file conflicts print the version of the conflicted
package. Closes: #540019
* Remove double slash in database path visible to the user in some error
* Stop matching sparc64-*-* GNU triplets with sparc Debian architecture.
* Add support for config.d style directories in dpkg and dselect,
(/etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d and /etc/dpkg/dselect.cfg.d respectively).
* Define DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_ARCH on the maintainer script environment to the
architecture the package got built for.
* Document DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_PACKAGE maintainer script environment variable
in dpkg man page.
* Document DPKG_RUNNING_VERSION maintainer script environment variable
in dpkg man page.
* Change po4a usage to not create unwanted changes depending if doing out or
in-tree builds.
* Use po4a “--previous” support when updating the man pages.
Suggested by Christian Perrier <>.
* On configuration error print file name and line number.
* Allow quoting values in configuration file options.
* Add new --pre-invoke and --post-invoke hooks in dpkg.
* Add new --control-path command to dpkg-query.
* Use ohshit on bad version syntax in --compare-versions.
* Add Multi-Arch to the list of known binary package fields for dpkg-dev.
Thanks to Steve Langasek <>.
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Replace install-info by a wrapper around GNU's install-info. The wrapper
will be dropped in squeeze+1. dpkg now Breaks: old versions of
info-browsers that do not depend on the new install-info package
that provides the real functionality. Closes: #9771, #523980
See for details.
* Fix dpkg's preinst in case /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives contains unexpected
sub-directories. Closes: #535138
And also when one of the file doesn't contain correct alternatives
information (improper number of lines). Closes: #537558
* Upgrade Standards-Version to 3.8.2 (no changes).
* Update deb-substvars(5) to list fields that do not support substvars.
Closes: #535353
* Fix dpkg-parsechangelog to include all entries with -v0 parameter.
Closes: #537800
* Fix update-alternatives to mention the correct slave link that can't
be installed due to a conflicting file instead of quoting the master link.
* Add support for extra override file in dpkg-scanpackages. Thanks to Robert
Millan for the patch. Closes: #537559
* Add support for extra override file in dpkg-scansources.
* Document format of extra override file in a new manual page
* Update sample in dpkg-gensymbols(1) to give an accurate listing of
64 bit arches. Thanks to Julien Cristau for the patch. Closes: #540382
* Create /etc/cron.daily/dpkg to handle the backup of
/var/lib/dpkg/status in /var/backups. This is taken out of the cron
package and need no conflicts/breaks as the code does nothing if
the current status file is already backuped. Thanks to Leo 'costela'
Antunes <> for the patch. Closes: #541412
* Change behaviour of dpkg --merge-avail to not update a package's
information if the version provided is older than the one already listed
in the available file. Thanks to Ian Jackson
<> for the patch. Closes: #496114
* dpkg-architecture can now export DEB_{HOST,BUILD}_ARCH_{BITS,ENDIAN}
(pointer size and endianness):
- cputable (in dpkg) modified to contain those information
- dpkg-dev depends on dpkg (>= 1.15.4) to ensure that we have an updated
cputable (and so that a versioned build-dependency on dpkg-dev is enough
to use this new feature)
Closes: #531307
* Split overly long Binary: field values over multiple lines. This is
allowed since policy 3.8.3. Closes: #494714
* Improve performance of dpkg-shlibdeps by caching minimal version
associated to each library in Dpkg::Shlib::SymbolFile. Thanks to
Jiří Paleček <> for the patch.
* Slightly improve dpkg-source(1) by giving the section name that we're
referring to. Closes: #544037
* Fix translation error in German manpage of dpkg-buildpackage. Thanks
to Joachim Breitner <>. Closes: #541829
[ Modestas Vainius ]
* Provide a meaningful label for dpkg-gensymbols diff.
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Asturian (Marcos Alvarez Costales). Closes: #535327
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Italian (Milo Casagrande). Closes: #536538
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #542254
* Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #537742
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #542254
* Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #537741
[ Updated man page translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Helge Kreutzmann), proofread by Jens Seidel.
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* French completed (Christian Perrier).
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #542254
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
-- Guillem Jover <> Sun, 06 Sep 2009 09:37:45 +0200
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Modestas Vainius ]
* Fix wildcard support in symbol files. Closes: #536034
-- Guillem Jover <> Wed, 08 Jul 2009 11:26:36 +0200
dpkg (1.15.3) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Unset TAR_OPTIONS when extracting .deb archives.
* Use default compressor values in dpkg-source from Dpkg::Source::Compressor.
* Fix dpkg-scanpackages to properly detect spurious overrides.
* Rewrite dpkg-name in perl.
* Do not close already closed files in some error conditions in libdpkg.
* Use the correct units (KiB) in dpkg-split when referring to partsize.
* Document in dpkg-statoverride(8) that mode needs to be specified in
octal. Closes: #534551
* Mark argument names in dpkg-statoverride.1 in italic.
* Explicitly pass field argument to Dpkg::ErrorHandling::unknown().
* Move unknown() from Dpkg::ErrorHandling to Dpkg::Fields.
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Unset TAR_OPTIONS when creating/extracting tar archives for source
packages. Closes: #530860
* Add cleanup of all invalid (master) alternatives in preinst script.
Closes: #530633, #531611, #532739, #521760
* Let update-alternatives fix a manual alternative with a dangling symlink
by switching it to automatic mode. Closes: #529999
* Add missing paragraph separator in dpkg-buildpackage(1). Thanks to Per
Andersson <>. Closes: #532769
* Fix English mistake (“as you request” → “as you requested”) in several
places. Thanks to David Stansby for the patch. Closes: #533171
* Support tags before symbols in symbols file contained in source packages.
The first two tags are "optional" (use it to not fail if the symbol might
disappear from the library without breaking the ABI) and "arch" to
restrict the set of architectures where the symbol is supposed to exist.
Thanks to Modestas Vainius <> for the patch.
See dpkg-gensymbols(1) for more information. Closes: #521551
* Do not include #MISSING lines in symbols files integrated in binary
packages. Closes: #526251
* Assume an implicit version of "Base" for all unversioned symbols
that are merged into a SymbolFile. Closes: #533181
* Add new tag "ignore-blacklist" to force-include symbols which are
normally blacklisted. This can be useful for libgcc to include symbols
that the toolchain allows to be shared but that are often static (and
hence are blacklisted for this reason). Closes: #533642
* In dpkg-source, explicitly pass --keyring ~/.gnupg/trustedkeys.gpg to
gpgv as it does not use it if other --keyring parameters are given.
Closes: #530769
* In dpkg-vendor, allow to use dashes instead of spaces in vendor
filenames. Closes: #532222
* Skip dpkg-genchanges' warning about lower version numbers for backports
(recognized by ~bpo or ~vola in their version number). Closes: #525115
* Support all checksum algorithms in dpkg-scanpackages/dpkg-scansources.
Closes: #533828
* Fix dependency parsing code in Dpkg::Deps to not accept "foo\nbar"
even if foo is valid. Closes: #534464
Thanks to Andrew Sayers for spotting the problem.
[ Joachim Breitner ]
* Warn about unused substvars in dpkg-gencontrol. Closes: #532760
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Catalan (Jordi Mallach). Closes: #532109
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
* German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #534831
* Simplified Chinese (Deng Xiyue). Closes: #531387
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
[ Updated man page translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
-- Guillem Jover <> Sat, 27 Jun 2009 19:06:43 +0200
dpkg (1.15.2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Fix FTBFS on GNU/Hurd due to a mismatched define usage in
start-stop-daemon. Closes: #530446
* Remove obsolete priorities support from dselect.
Thanks to Sven Joachim <>.
* Fix bashism (“echo -e”) in dselect disk setup method. Closes: #530071
* Properly parse fdisk output in dselect disk setup method.
* Fix memory leaks due to not destroying some pkg iterators.
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Asturian (Marcos Alvarez Costales). Closes: #529889
* Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #529857
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Sven Joachim).
[ Updated man page translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 26 May 2009 01:00:36 +0200
dpkg (1.15.1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Fix dpkg-genchanges to not include the additional upstream tarballs
when they are not desired (specific to source packages using format 3.0
* Call quilt only once to apply all patches instead of once per patch
when building 3.0 (quilt) source packages. Closes: #518453
* Fix dpkg-shlibdeps so that it works again when analyzing binaries
outside of package's directory. Closes: #518687
* Modify dpkg-shlibdeps to let shlibs.local override symbols files too.
* Drop support of debian/control's “Format” field used by dpkg-source while
it's not too late. Instead debian/source/format should be used to indicate
the desired source package format.
* Update deb-triggers(5) and dpkg-trigger(1) to add a reference to
/usr/share/doc/dpkg/triggers.txt.gz. Closes: #519717
* Avoid perl warnings in dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-genchanges when the
Architecture field is missing in a binary package. Closes: #510282
* Modify Dpkg::Version::check_version() to not die by default.
Closes: #510615
* dpkg-source now ignores all possible vi swap file extensions (and not
only .swp). The corresponding exclude pattern for -I also got tightened to
only catch filenames starting with a dot. Closes: #515540
* dpkg-gencontrol displays a better error message when an ORed dependency
is used in a union field like Conflicts, Replaces or Breaks.
Closes: #489238
* dpkg-source's signature check is now done with gpgv if possible and
timeouts if not completed within 10 seconds. Closes: #490929
When using gpg, use --no-default-keyring to be consistent with gpgv's
behaviour to not use the user's keyring. Closes: #440841
* Update dpkg-dev dependencies: Closes: #472942
- Move gnupg to Recommends. It's needed to sign .dsc and .changes.
- Add gpgv to Recommends. Useful to check signatures of extracted packages.
- Add debian-maintainers to Suggests. Together with debian-keyring they
contain all the GPG keys required to verify official Debian packages.
* Drop /etc/dpkg/origins as it's taken over by base-files (see #487437).
* Fix dpkg-shlibdeps to properly initialize a symbol-based dependency
even when some symbols are associated with a (fake) version "0". Such a
version means that the symbol has always existed in all versions of the
* When dpkg delegates to dpkg-query or dpkg-deb to do the actual work, add
the "--" marker to explicitly document the end of options so that
arguments starting with a dash are not interpreted as options.
Closes: #293163
Thanks to Bill Allombert for the patch.
* dpkg now correctly refuses empty parameters when an integer value is
wanted. Closes: #386197 Based on a patch by Bill Allombert.
* Fix a mistake in the french translation of dpkg's manual page.
Thanks to Jonathan Gibert. Closes: #522032
* Fix dpkg-source to not die when uncompressor processes are killed by
SIGPIPE due to tar closing the pipe without exhausting all the data
available. Closes: #523329
* dpkg-gencontrol now handles properly (empty) dependencies which contain
only spaces. Closes: #522787
* dpkg-source now accepts additional tarballs (in format "3.0 (quilt)")
with a "component" name containing dashes. Closes: #524376
* Fix dpkg-source to not complain on binary files that are ignored and are
not going to be included in the debian tarball of a "3.0 (quilt)" source
package. Closes: #524375
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.1 (no change required).
* Do not store usernames and group names in tarballs created by dpkg-source,
they are anyway ignored at unpack time. Closes: #523184
* Fix update-alternatives to not remove real files installed in place of
an alternative link when the corresponding alternative is fully removed.
Closes: #526538
* Add a new dpkg-vendor tool to query vendor information stored in
/etc/dpkg/origins. It can be used in debian/rules to enable different
behaviour depending on the current vendor at the time of the build.
Closes: #498380
Modify dpkg-buildpackage to not set the DEB_VENDOR environment variable,
packages should use the dpkg-vendor program instead.
* Ensure that the automatic patch created in format "3.0 (quilt)" is always
well registered with quilt even when it's updated by a new call to
dpkg-source. Thanks to Goswin von Brederlow for the initial patch.
Closes: #525858
* Do not update/create debian/patches/.dpkg-source-applied during build,
it's only meant to document what patches have been applied at extraction
time. Closes: #525835
* Let dpkg-buildpackage add the missing execute right on debian/rules if
needed. Display a warning when it happens. Closes: #499088
* Allow to combine -nc and -S in dpkg-buildpackage but display a warning
saying that it's not advised. Closes: #304404
* Let dpkg-buildpackage error out with subprocerr() when dpkg-checkbuilddeps
is interrupted/killed by a signal. Closes: #498734
* Fix dpkg-buildpackage/dpkg-genchanges to properly interpret option -v0.
Closes: #475916
* Improves how dpkg-parsechangelog handles non-existing versions
in its --since, --until, --to, --from options. Approximate the intent
by selecting the nearest version instead. Closes: #477638
* Update dpkg-parsechangelog's documentation to make it clearer that spaces
are not allowed between single characters options and their values.
Closes: #494883
* Don't let dpkg-scanpackages complain about missing overrides when
no overrides file has been given. Closes: #468106
Thanks to Piotr Engelking for the patch.
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Fix typo in dpkg output (‘unexecpted’ → ‘unexpected’). Closes: #519082
Thanks to Ivan Masár.
* Sync archtable with architectures currently present in Debian sid.
- Remove m68k.
- Add kfreebsd-i386 and kfreebsd-amd64.
* Add avr32 to cputable. Closes: #523456
* Detect the curses headers to use instead of hardcoding them.
* Make dpkg-source do not set arch:any in .dsc on arch-restricted packages.
Thanks to Philipp Kern <>. Closes: #526617
* Add '.hgtags' to the default dpkg-source -i regex and -I pattern.
Closes: #525854
* Use backticks instead of non-portable make $(shell) function in automake.
* Do not install dselect and start-stop-daemon man pages when the programs
have been disabled from configure.
* Move Debian specific keyrings to the Debian vendor class and change the
Ubuntu vendor class to inherit from it.
* Do not set the Arch substvar in dpkg-source, avoiding generating warnings
when there's no compiler present. Closes: #526132
* Preserve faulting errno when printing reason in start-stop-daemon fatal
* Only print fatal errno string in start-stop-daemon if it was non-zero.
* Print the valid values for the IO scheduler class in start-stop-daemon
--help output.
* Print a warning when using obsolete '--print-installation-architecture'.
Closes: #528171
* Remove obsolete --largemem and --smallmem dpkg options.
* Remove obsolete --force-auto-select dpkg option.
* Remove obsolete priorities support from dpkg.
* Remove obsolete 822-date program.
* Do not right justify the database reading progress percent counter.
* Remove deprecated status on substvars for dpkg-source dpkg-genchanges,
and stop producing warnings.
* Make deprecated dpkg-scanpackages --udeb option produce a warning.
* Change dpkg-source --help output to state there's no default substvar
file to match reality.
* Warn in start-stop-daemon if the argument to --name is longer than the
supported kernel process name size. Closes: #353015, #519128
* Do not warn in dpkg-deb when parsing unknown fields with the “Private-”
prefix. Based on a patch by Nils Rennebarth. Closes: #353040
[ Frank Lichtenheld ]
* Dpkg::Version: Remove unnecessary function next_elem which just
replicates the standard shift behaviour.
[ Colin Watson ]
* Add "keyrings" vendor hook, used by dpkg-source to allow vendors to
supply additional keyrings against which source package signatures will
be verified. Implement this for Ubuntu. Closes: #525834
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Added dpkg translations ]
* Asturian (Marcos Alvarez Costales). Closes: #519478, #519813, #519998
* Esperanto (Felipe Castro). Closes: #523023
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #519084
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #526659
[ Updated man page translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
-- Guillem Jover <> Thu, 21 May 2009 06:45:45 +0200
dpkg (1.15.0) experimental; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Do not suggest manually changing the alternative symlinks on
update-alternative's verbose mode. Closes: #412487
* Refactor subprocess signal setup.
* Mark and coalesce similar strings for translation.
* Add '.be' to the default dpkg-source -i regex. Closes: #481716
Based on a patch by Ben Finney.
* Fix link order when using libcompat.a and libintl.a by placing them after
libdpkg.a. Based on a patch by Martin Koeppe. Closes: #481805
* Remove duplicate program name from dpkg-trigger badusage output.
* Trim trailing slash and slash dot from 'dpkg -S' arguments when those
are path names, but not on patterns. Closes: #129577
* Fix the support for passing more than one --status-fd option to dpkg.
Until now only the last one was being used.
* Replace realloc plus error checking usage with m_realloc.
* Add '.hgignore' to the default dpkg-source -i regex and -I pattern.
Closes: #485365
* Support diverting files when origin and destination are on different file
systems. Based on a patch by Juergen Kreileder. Closes: #102144, #149961
* Do not silently enable --rename on dpkg-divert --remove. Closes: #160848
* Do not allocate memory when lstat fails during package upgrade.
* Properly lstat the correct file when using --root on package upgrade.
Thanks to Egmont Koblinger. Closes: #281057
* Print a longer string when a disallowed field value is found when parsing.
* Use $(filter ...) instead of $(findstring ...) to extract space separated
options from DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS in debian/rules.
* Do not leave new conffile as .dpkg-new when it has been diverted, also
properly activate the file trigger for the diverted conffile.
Based on a patch by Timothy G Abbott. Closes: #58735, #476899
* Improve comment on BUGS section in dpkg-deb.1 about lack of authentication
and checksum support in .deb files. Closes: #492052
* Use a troff special character for the copyright symbol on man pages.
* Mark program names in dpkg-trigger.1 in bold.
* Unmark dselect debug messages for translation.
* Use a the warning function to uniformly print all warning messages.
* Properly use internerr to report about programming bugs.
* Do not log repeated strings when the write call wrote partial data.
* Change dir to / after chroot when using --instdir.
Thanks to Colin Watson <>. Closes: #509578
* Make dpkg log files user readable. Closes: #480556
* Clarify in the start-stop-daemon man page that the signal sent by default
is TERM not KILL. Closes: #507568
* Warn in dpkg-deb man page that -x will modify the extraction directory
permissions. Closes: #502496
* Make start-stop-daemon behave the same way whether --chuid gets a user
name or a uid. Closes: #368000
* Add new option --procsched to start-stop-daemon to be able to set the
process scheduling policy and priority. Closes: #175740
* Add initial C unit test suite for libdpkg.
* Sanitize --status-fd output by replacing newlines with spaces.
Closes: #505172
* Remove unneeded cpio dependency from dpkg-dev.
* Add kopensolaris support to ostable and triplettable. Closes: #509312
* Document in deb.5 in detail the currently supported format, ar member
names, types of tar archives and data.tar members.
* Print correct feature name on «dpkg --assert-*» failures.
* Add progress reporting to dpkg while reading the file list database.
Based on a patch by Romain Francoise.
* Add new option --iosched to start-stop-daemon to be able to set the
IO scheduling class and priority. Closes: #443535
Thanks to Chris Coulson <>.
* Add tar format detection support to the internal extractor.
* Add support for ustar long names using the prefix field. Closes: #474092
* Code refactoring and cleanup, some of the major changes include:
- Use standard interfaces instead of ad-hoc ones.
- Fix memory leaks.
- Fix compilation warnings.
- Constify string members in structures and arguments in functions.
- Make local functions static.
- Remove unused functions, macros and variables.
- Fix and cleanup libcompat broken replacement implementations.
- Reduction of module interdependencies.
- Rename function and variable names to make them more clear.
- Cleanup and split of header files.
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Enhance dpkg-shlibdeps' error message when a library can't be found to
include the ELF format of the desired library. Closes: #474671
* dpkg-gensymbols now refuses empty values for the the -v -P and -e
* Update dpkg(1) to refer to conffile whenever we speak of configuration
file handled by dpkg. Thus harmonize vocabulary with the policy. Thanks
to Helge Kreutzmann <>. Closes: #381219
* Improve error message stating that dpkg is unable to create a file so that
it also refers to the real filename instead of the non-diverted name only.
Thanks to Daniel Hahler for the patch. Closes: #457135
* dpkg-gencontrol can now again read the control file from its standard
input with "-c-". Closes: #465340
* Add DEB_VENDOR environment variable in the build environment to be able
to change behaviour dynamically depending on the vendor of the current
system (or target system when the user overrides DEB_VENDOR by setting
it himself). Closes: #457371
* dpkg-shlibdeps give less strong warnings for symbols not found in NEEDED
libraries when the shared library is a non-public directory and is likely
to be a plugin. Closes: #481165
* Clarify list of packages displayed by dpkg --get-selections and
dpkg-query -l. Thanks to Jidanni. Closes: #487455
* Document -A option in dpkg-buildpackage(1). Closes: #482834
* Add some warning concerning the available file and the related commands.
They are mostly obsolete for APT users. Closes: #481185
* Add new option --listpackage to dpkg-divert. Thanks to Timothy G Abbott
<tabbott@MIT.EDU> for the patch. Closes: #485012
* Add new option --require-valid-signature to dpkg-source. Closes: #390282
* In dpkg-query(1) document the origin of the various fields and warn that
they are not always available. Closes: #488293
* Improve error message in install-info when the file doesn't exist.
Thanks to Thomas Hood <>. Closes: #107098
* Use description of installed package as fallback in dselect.
Based on a patch from Bruce Sass <>. Closes: #21659
* Reduce memory usage of dselect by avoiding usage of a big infopad.
Thanks to Michel Lespinasse <> for the patch.
Closes: #395140
* Largely improve and update dpkg-buildpackage's manual page.
* Clarify two points in dpkg-source(1). Closes: #490693
* Support RUNPATH exactly like RPATH in dpkg-shlibdeps. Closes: #502258
Thanks to Javier Serrano Polo <>.
* Set Standards-Version to 3.8.0 (no changes needed).
* Drop some unneeded lintian overrides.
* Fix a chmod call in dpkg-source to not fail when POSIXLY_CORRECT is set.
Closes: #506028
* Optimize dpkg-shlibdeps by caching parsed symbols files and
objdump objects. Thanks to Modestas Vainius <> for the
patch. Closes: #503954
* Add new framework to hook vendor-specific logic (see
module Dpkg::Vendor::Default).
* Add Ubuntu vendor object implementing lookup of launchpad bugs in
changelogs and a safety-check for Maintainer fields of forked packages
(launched during source build). Closes: #426752, #499924
* Improve behaviour of update-alternatives --config. Thanks to
Osamu Aoki <> for the initial patch. We can know
select between manual and auto in --config and --all. Closes: #392430
* Fix update-alternatives to not switch to manual mode an alternative
with a broken symlink (instead let the current action fix it).
Also ensure that a message is displayed by default when such a switch is
made. Closes: #141325, #87677
* Fix update-alternatives' logic to rename files. It failed to ignore errors
in some cases where it wanted to when the source file didn't exist.
Closes: #99870
This also makes update-alternatives less noisy when this happens since we
don't call mv when we know that it's going to fail.
Closes: #98822
* Properly remove inappropriate slave links in update-alternatives even when
we switch to manual mode with --set or --config. Closes: #388313
* Modify update-alternatives to always remove the alternative group when the
last alternative is removed (even in manual mode).
* Ensure that update-alternative --install fix the links if the alternative
installed is the one currently selected. Closes: #100135
* Let update-alternatives deal with empty files in its administrative
directory by ignoring them. Closes: #457863
* Add new --target and --as-root options to dpkg-buildpackage to call
any debian/rules target with the proper build environment.
Closes: #477916
* Move update-alternatives, dpkg-divert and dpkg-statoverride to /usr/bin
but keep compatibility symlinks in /usr/sbin for the squeeze release
until all maintainer scripts are fixed (see
Closes: #216606
* Use dh_lintian to install lintian overrides. Build-Depends on debhelper
(>= 6.0.7) for this. Update debhelper compatibility level to 6 at the same
* Drop cleanup-info script.
* Reset umask to 0022 in dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-gensymbols to ensure that
files created in the DEBIAN directory have sane permissions.
Closes: #516481
* Rewrite update-alternatives (so that we can understand it again) and
implement new features on top of it:
- the --config output is now sorted. Closes: #437060
- it now logs information to /var/log/dpkg.log. Closes: #445270
- it forbids reusing master alternative as slave and vice-versa.
Closes: #342566
- it forbids reusing alternative links managed by other alternatives
- new sanity checks on --install parameters. Closes: #423176
- install slave link only if the corresponding slave file is available.
Closes: #143701
- new option --get-selections to export the configuration of all
alternatives. It's a simple way to discover the name of all available
alternatives. Closes: #273406, #392429
- new option --set-selections to reconfigure a set of alternatives in
a single command.
* Document in update-alternatives(8) how one can repair all broken
alternatives with a single command. Closes: #250258, #395556
* Modify dpkg-gensymbols to replace #PACKAGE# on the fly while installing
symbols files so that package having libraries whose name varies between
architectures do not need to hardcode the package name. Closes: #517264
[ Pierre Habouzit ]
* Add a --query option to update-alternatives. Closes: #336091, #441904
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz). Closes: #514106
[ Updated manpages translations ]
* Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz). Closes: #514106
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
* Korean (Changwoo Ryu).
* Romanian (Eddy Petri?or)
* Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #514490
-- Guillem Jover <> Mon, 02 Mar 2009 06:13:53 +0200
dpkg (1.14.25) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Fix typo in package description ('privides' -> 'provides').
Thanks to Pascal De Vuyst <>. Closes: #510755
* Do not lose conffiles while replacing them from another package on the
same install run. Closes: #513857
As a side effect this fixes the following symptoms:
- Do not do unneeded conffile prompts when it wasn't locally changed.
- Do not ensure (and thus do not output debug information) that the
.dpkg-new and .dpkg-tmp directories for an existing directory do not
exist. Closes: #80416
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* dpkg-deb now always produces GNU tarballs inside .deb and ignores
TAR_OPTIONS. Closes: #513863
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #506092, #509851
* Simplified Chinese (Deng Xiyue). Closes: #506177
* Traditional Chinese (Tetralet). Closes: #513312
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #509852
* Norwegian Bokmål (Hans F. Nordhaug).
* Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #509904
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* Add missing space in French translation.
Thanks to Cyril "Oeil de lynx" Brulebois.
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 03 Feb 2009 00:00:41 +0200
dpkg (1.14.24) unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Fix parsing of objdump output (by dpkg-shlibdeps) in a special case where
the symbol name is separated only with a single space. Closes: #506139
* Fix dpkg-shlibdeps behaviour when Build-Depends-Package is used in the
symbols file. It was merging all dependency templates into the generated
dependency instead of simply modifying the minimal version. Thanks to
Modestas Vainius <>. Closes: #507346
* Fix dpkg-source to correctly extract a source package even when called
from a non-writable directory when a target directory has been specified
on the command line. Closes: #507217, #507219
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Do not allow installing packages with non-obsolete conffiles owned by
other packages without a proper Replaces field. Closes: #508392
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Galician (Marce Villarino). Closes: #509887
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Galician (Marce Villarino). Closes: #509150
* Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #509424
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* Improve German translation.
-- Guillem Jover <> Mon, 29 Dec 2008 05:38:31 +0100
dpkg (1.14.23) unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Blacklist "__gnu_local_gp" symbol for dpkg-gensymbols. Closes: #500188
Thanks to Thiemo Seufer <>.
* Important bugfix in dpkg-gensymbols for people using includes in symbol
files: the current object didn't flow back from the included file to
the including file.
* Fix Dpkg::Version comparison code. Closes: #504135
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Untangle fatal abort condition from the “too many errors” one in the
archives and packages processing loop. Closes: #367226
* Abort on unrecoverable fatal errors instead of continuing execution, as
the recovery code assumed the execution would not be reaching it again
and some times bogus update files were created either with incompletely
written content or with '#padding' lines. Closes: #497041, #499070
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Brazilian Portuguese (Felipe Augusto van de Wiel).
* Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
* Czech (Miroslav Kure). Closes: #505910
* French (Christian Perrier)
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Greek (Emmanuel Galatoulas). Closes: #498585
* Japanese (Kenshi Muto).
* Korean (Changwoo Ryu). Closes: #505777
* Norwegian Bokmål (Hans F. Nordhaug).
* Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
* Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #505869
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #499028, #505735
* Romanian (Eddy Petri?or).
* Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #506024
* Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino). Closes: #505836
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* Fix typo in Russian. Closes: #499736
* Fix wrong translation in French. Closes: #504123
* French (Christian Perrier).
[ Updated manpages translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 18 Nov 2008 11:50:56 +0200
dpkg (1.14.22) unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* The last "small fix" actually broke conversion of source packages to
"3.0 (quilt)" format when they have local changes and no pre-existing
quilt series file. Now always provide a valid name in QUILT_SERIES.
Closes: #496920
* Fix permissions of the automatically generated patch in "2.0" and "3.0
(quilt)" format. They were improperly set to 0600 due to tempfile()
and were not reset to a sane value. Closes: #496925
* Fix dpkg-gensymbols to not scan (real) directories accessed through a
symlink contained in the build tree as they may well not be part of
the package (with absolute symlinks). It was already skipping symlinks
(since for similar reasons.
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #496753
* Brazilian Portuguese (Felipe Augusto van de Wiel).
* Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).
* Norwegian Bokmal (Hans Fredrik Nordhaug). Closes: #497309
* Swedish (Daniel Nylander and Peter Krefting).
* Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #497893
[ Updated manpages translations ]
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* Swedish (Peter Krefting).
-- Raphaël Hertzog <> Fri, 05 Sep 2008 16:54:45 +0200
dpkg (1.14.21) unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Small fix in "3.0 (quilt)" source format when using non-standard name
of the quilt series.
* Handle debian.tar.gz files like diff.gz in dpkg-buildpackage and
dpkg-genchanges to detect the kind of upload.
* Add "armel" to /usr/share/dpkg/archtable. Closes: #487768
* Modified Dpkg::BuildOptions to recognize and use spaces as separator
in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS (in order to conform with the Debian policy
ruling established in #430649). Closes: #486937
* Fix dpkg-source to not use -i and -I by default with "1.0" source
packages. Closes: #495138
[ Guillem Jover ]
* When loading the status file fix up any inconsistent package in state
triggers-awaited w/o the corresponding package with pending triggers.
Closes: #487637, #486843, #489068
* Fix --no-act in triggers related code. Closes: #495097
* Do not assert when dpkg stops processing packages due to too many
errors occurred while configuring or removing packages.
Thanks to Ian Jackson <>. Closes: #483655
* Move lzma from dpkg Suggests to Pre-Depends. Closes: #456332
* Match description of -si option in dpkg-buildpackage to the one in
dpkg-genchanges. Closes: #493743
* Close --status-fd file descriptors on exec, so that they are not
inherited by the childs. Closes: #471488, #487684
* State that the preferred front-end is aptitude and replace one instance
of dselect usage with apt-get. Closes: #483785
[ Updated manpages translations ]
* French (Florent Usseil).
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #490076
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #490905
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Korean (Changwoo Ryu).
* Romanian (Eddy Petri?or).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #488689
* Simplified Chinese (Deng Xiyue). Closes: #496176
* Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #488903, #495505
* Thai (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan). Closes: #488090
[ Added dpkg translations ]
* Lithuanian (Gintautas Miliauskas). Closes: #493326
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Romanian (Eddy Petri?or).
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 26 Aug 2008 05:32:39 +0300
dpkg (1.14.20) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Change UTF-8 '©' to '(C)' in deb-version.5 (unfuzzy translations).
* Document --force-breaks in 'dpkg --force-help' output.
* Document triggers --debug values in dpkg.1. Thanks to Sven Joachim.
* Improve package descriptions for dpkg, dpkg-dev and dselect.
Thanks to Justin B Rye for the review and corrections. Closes: #484002
* When dpkg-divert does renames do no check the target file if the source
does not exist and the rename is thus being disabled. This also allows
to remove bogus diversions. Closes: #476973, #469033
* Properly close triggers 'File' file, so it does not get leaked to childs.
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Add missing 'use File::Path' in Dpkg::Source::Package::V3::quilt.
* Use debian/patches/debian-changes-<version> (without the trailing ".diff")
as default name for the automatic patch created by the format "3.0
(quilt)". This ensures a saner cohabitation with patch systems that
apply all of debian/patches/*.{diff,patch}.
* Improve patch parser to accept more patches that are accepted by patch
* Correctly skip comments in quilt series files (concerns "3.0 (quilt)" source
packages). Closes: #486323
* The automatically created patches (in source package formats "2.0" and
"3.0 (quilt)") will now contain "/dev/null" as previous filename when the
patch creates a new file (instead of putting the same name).
* Set PERL_DL_NONLZY to 1 in perl scripts that are likely to be called in
package's configuration scripts to work around the perl bug #479711.
[ Helge Kreutzmann ]
* Fix a typo in dselect.1.
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #481043
* Brazilian Portuguese (Felipe Augusto van de Wiel).
* Catalan (Jordi Mallach). Closes: #383448
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
* French (Christian Perrier).
* Galician (Jacobo Tarrio). Closes: #483441
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Norwegian Bokmal (Hans Fredrik Nordhaug). Closes: #480626
* Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
* Simplified Chinese (Deng Xiyue). Closes: #483143
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
* Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #481199
[ Updated manpages translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Brazilian Portuguese (Felipe Augusto van de Wiel).
* Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
-- Raphaël Hertzog <> Wed, 18 Jun 2008 09:33:54 +0200
dpkg (1.14.19) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Fix a double-free by setting scontext to NULL after calling freecon.
Based on a patch by Russell Coker. Closes: #474339
* Add missing import of internerr in
Thanks to Marco d'Itri. Closes: #479205
* Consider also custom Package-Type fields when printing warnings in
dpkg-gencontrol. Closes: #452273
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Add missing import of subprocerr in Dpkg::Source::Package. Thanks to Sven
Joachim for the patch.
* Handle symlinks better when deciding if dpkg-source has to copy the
original tarball in the current extraction directory. Closes: #475668
* Fix the dpkg-source error message about unrepresentable changes to
source because the type of a file changed (new and old were inverted).
* Fix dpkg-genchanges to detect udeb based on Package-Type control
header instead of file extension analysis on uploaded files.
Closes: #476113
* Fix dpkg-source to grant correct permissions to tarballs of native
source packages. Closes: #477784
* Add Conflicts: devscripts (<< 2.10.26) to ensure that people are
using versions of debsign/mergechanges that support the Checksums fields
in *.dsc and *.changes.
* Cleanup the various Conflicts/Replaces fields to remove references
to package that have disappeared before sarge (this includes dpkg-doc-ja,
dpkgname, and dpkg-static which has never officially been built).
dpkg-iasearch has been kept as popcon still reports a few installations.
* Collapsed multiple conflicts of dpkg with old versions of dpkg-dev
in a single Conflicts: dpkg-dev (<< 1.14.16).
* The "3.0 (quilt)" source package format now parses correctly series files
with patch options and warn if something else than -p1 is used.
* Change the way dpkg-source finds the perl object to use to unpack/build
a source package to ignore the minor part of the Format: version.
For example "1.0" and "1.1" would both map to Dpkg::Source::Package::V1
instead of ::V1_0 and ::V1_1 before. Similarly "3.0 (quilt)" now maps to
::V3::quilt instead of ::V3_0::quilt.
* Fix changelog parser to not fail when an unexpected changelog entry
appears without the preceding heading line. Closes: #478925
* Change the "2.0" and "3.0 (quilt)" source packages to refuse by default
binary files in the debian sub-directory. They have to be whitelisted
through debian/source/include-binaries. Closes: #473041
* Make sure triggers are activated when a file is removed in a directory
shared by multiple packages. Closes: #479850
[ Helge Kreutzmann ]
* Minor fixes and clarifications to man pages.
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Brazilian Portuguese (Felipe Augusto van de Wiel). Closes: #480579
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
* French (Florent Ussel).
* Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
* Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #478827
* Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #478897
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Updated manpages translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #479142
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Brazilian Portuguese (Felipe Augusto van de Wiel).
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Sven Joachim).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #478802
* Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #479007
-- Guillem Jover <> Mon, 12 May 2008 08:33:07 +0300
dpkg (1.14.18) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Bump po4a version in Build-Depends to 0.33.1-1, as usage of UTF-8
in original man pages was causing build failures. Closes: #473498
* Add triggers documentation to dpkg-dev. Closes: #473449
* Add deb-triggers.5 and dpkg-trigger.1 man pages, and document new
statuses and options in dpkg.1.
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* When dpkg-source builds a source package of Format: 2.0 or 3.0 (quilt) it
applies the patches before the build if
debian/patches/.dpkg-source-applied doesn't exist. This file is created
during extraction if patches are applied, and is auto-excluded from the
debian tarball. This enables on-the-fly conversion of source packages from
Format: 1.0 to Format: 3.0 (quilt) without manual intervention of the
user. This feature can be disabled with the option --no-preparation.
* The dpkg-source option --skip-patches disables application of patches
during extraction of source packages using Format: 2.0 or Format: 3.0
* Ensure the Files field is last in *.dsc and *.changes. This is a
work-around for some braindead dsc parsers (dupload and sbuild for
instance, see #473518 and #470440).
* Initialize dependencies for libraries having symbols files with the
smallest minimal version listed in the symbols file instead of using
an unversioned dependency. It's the only way to ensure the library
presence if it wasn't available in all versions of the package that ever
existed. Closes: #474079
* Don't use the -p option of diff for Format: 1.0 source packages.
dpkg-source of sarge doesn't accept data after @@. Closes: #474417
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* German. (Sven Joachim).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
* Simplified Chinese (Deng Xiyue). Closes: #473523
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
* Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #473726
[ Updated manpages translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 08 Apr 2008 07:00:10 +0300
dpkg (1.14.17) experimental; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Replace strdup plus error checking usage with a new m_strdup function.
Closes: #379028
* Add new keybinding in dselect to restore all selections back to
whatever's currently installed. Closes: #151540
Thanks to Colin Watson.
* Use system timersub and fix timeval normalization in multiplication in
start-stop-daemon. Thanks to Andreas Påhlsson. Closes: #462225
* Cosmetic fixes to start-stop-daemon output and man page. Document that
--chuid will change the group even if it has not been specified. Add
EXIT STATUS and EXAMPLE sections to man page. Thanks to Justin Pryzby.
* Add Raphaël Hertzog to Uploaders, and remove Brendan O'Dea and
Christian Perrier with their permission.
* Use functions from libcompat when those are not provided by the system.
- Add strnlen to libcompat.
- Link programs against libcompat which provides obstack. Closes: #142042
* Change dpkg-gencontrol to not output the Homapage field on udeb.
* Reintroduce 'no-debsig' back in dpkg.cfg to avoid failing to install any
package when debsig-verify is installed. Closes: #311843
* Fix some small memory leaks. Closes: #469520
Thanks to Sean Finney.
* Correct broken dselect logic for self-conflicting packages.
Thanks to Ian Jackson.
* Implement 'Breaks' properly in dselect. Closes: #448946
Thanks to Ian Jackson.
* Fix erroneous description of Breaks in dselect output.
Thanks to Ian Jackson.
* Allow compilation with --disable-nls on systems without libintl.h where
a non glibc claims to be glibc. Closes: #465420
* Fix crash when a .deb file becomes unreadable while dpkg is starting.
Thanks to Ian Jackson. Closes: #255882
* Few file descriptor cleanup and error handling fixes.
Thanks to Ian Jackson. Closes: #443338
* Move test suite invocation to a new check target in debian/rules.
* Add support for nocheck DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS in debian/rules, so that the
dpkg test suite can be skept if desired.
* Improve log and status-fd output by printing more status change updates
and actions. Thanks to Ian Jackson.
* Implement triggers support. Thanks to Ian Jackson.
Closes: #17243, #68981, #215374, #217622, #248693, #308285
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Add a warning displayed by dpkg-genchanges if the current version is
smaller than the previous one. Closes: #4655
* Add -d and -c options in dpkg-checkbuilddeps to override
build-depends/conflicts. Closes: #114774
* Include list of libraries in dpkg-gensymbols' warning about new/lost
* Add -R option to dpkg-buildpackage so that one can replace the usual
"debian/rules" by something else. Closes: #355654
* Always list all binary packages in the Description: field of .changes
files. It's nice for reviewers and was using this field
on source only uploads to display short description of what the package is
* Handle the case when the library has a different SONAME than the one used
to find it. Closes: #462413
* Fix Dpkg::Version and Dpkg::Fields::Object to import _g() from
Dpkg::Gettext. Thanks to Adam Heath and Olivier Berger for spotting
this. Closes: #465651
* Change PATH during make check to look into build directories containing
dpkg and the related scripts. Thanks to Mike Frysinger. Closes: #466957
* Some lintian cleanup:
- add overrides for some useless I: tags
- drop unused overrides
- updated several manual pages to fix hyphen-used-as-minus-sign
- fixed manpage-has-errors-from-man in several manual pages
- removed empty debian/dpkg.prerm
* Removed old upgrade code from dpkg's preinst and postinst which only
concerns upgrading from dpkg version older than the one in oldstable
already. And thus we get rid of old the last usage of read in those
scripts (fixes lintian's warning read-in-maintainer-script).
* Removed sorting of dependencies in dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-source. But
kept it for all other fields (Enhances, Conflicts, Replaces, Breaks,
Build-Conflicts and Build-Conflicts-Indep).
* Instead changed dpkg-shlibdeps to sort the dependencies generated in
${shlibs:*} variables.
* Changed the logic of simplification of dependencies: if any dependency
must be discarded due to another dependency appearing further
in the field, the superseding dependency will take the place of the
discarded one. Added a test case for this.
* dpkg-shlibdeps properly accounts usage of symbols provided by private
libraries without SONAME. Closes: #469838
* Add a new warning to dpkg-shlibdeps when a library NEEDED is in fact
not used by any of the binaries analyzed. Closes: #472332
* Add a new --warnings=<value> option to select the set of warnings to
activate. By default, do not activate the warning about useless
libraries at the binary level (instead the new warning above is activated
by default: it's less strict and more useful).
* dpkg-source has been heavily refactored to make it easier to support
multiple source package formats. Several new source package formats have
been added:
- the format "2.0" is the original wig&pen
- the format "3.0 (quilt)" is based on 2.0. It uses a tarball for the
debian directory and can thus include binary files. Binaries
outside of the debian directory can be also included if they
are listed in debian/source/include-binaries (and option
--include-binaries will generate this file automatically).
Closes: #4588, #4628
- thus it will also preserve timestamps on Debian-provided
documentation like README.Debian. Closes: #366555
- it handles an explicit series of patches and the patch can thus be
named without constraints. Patches can contain arbitrary
headers/comments between file chunks. Closes: #363018
- it ignores changes on a number of temporary and VCS-specific files
by default. Closes: #203792, #323909
- the patches in debian/patches can remove files. Closes: #12564
- the patches are applied at unpack time. Closes: #463048
- the formats "3.0 (quilt/native)" don't include VCS directories by
default. Closes: #435126
- the format "3.0 (custom)" can be used to create a source package
containing arbitrary files. It's useful for helper tools that can
generate the files by themselves in a more efficient way
(like all the *-buildpackage tools). Closes: #246918
- the formats "3.0 (git/bzr)" are experimental formats based
on corresponding VCS repositories. Thanks to Joey Hess and Colin Watson
* dpkg-source has a new --no-check option. It disables GPG check and
checksums checks. Closes: #220758
* dpkg-shlibdeps is now able to look into directories containing libraries
used by cross-built binaries provided that the right environment variable
are set. Closes: #453267
* Change default value of LDFLAGS (set by dpkg-buildpackage) to ''
instead of '-Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions'. It's safer at this point of the
release cycle.
* dpkg-buildpackage will set PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR (but not override an existing
value) in case of cross-compilation so that pkgconfig finds .pc files
in the directory specific to the target architecture. Closes: #439979
[ Frank Lichtenheld ]
* Add a warning in dpkg-buildpackage if the build-dependencies are not
satisfied during -S. Closes: #445552
* Add a missing space in the German scripts translation. Closes: #463398
* Add improved deb-shlibs.5 manual page by Zack Weinberg. Closes: #466135
* dpkg-buildpackage exports some build related environment variables
now. Based on a patch by Matthias Klose. Closes: #465282
(See dpkg-buildpackage(1) and
for details)
* Add support for use of SHA1 and SHA256 checksums in .dsc and
.changes files. Information will be available in Checksums-Sha{1,256}
fields. .changes format version increased to 1.8.
* Link dselect against libncursesw. Closes: #466321
* Forward port a patch from the old changelog parser to the new
one that got lost during the transition. '+' and '.' can now
be used in distribution names yet again. Reported by dann frazier.
Closes: #467470
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Korean (Changwoo Ryu).
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
* Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
* Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #471342
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
* Thai (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan). Closes: #468916
[ Updated manpages translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #462403
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
* Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
-- Guillem Jover <> Sun, 30 Mar 2008 12:48:22 +0300
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=medium
* Let dpkg-gensymbols skip directories which are just symlinks when scanning
the package build dir.
* Bump urgency to medium to compensate lost days in testing migration due to
the two last uploads.
-- Raphaël Hertzog <> Sat, 26 Jan 2008 19:20:40 +0100
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
* Fix dpkg-gensymbols handling of #include so that one can include multiple
times the same file and have it properly taken into account.
* Add many armel-specific symbols to dpkg-gensymbols' blacklist.
Closes: #462318
-- Raphaël Hertzog <> Thu, 24 Jan 2008 14:20:10 +0100
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
* Import capit in Dpkg::Cdata from Dpkg::Fields. Closes: #462172
-- Guillem Jover <> Wed, 23 Jan 2008 08:44:32 +0200
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Remove the ":utf8" layer that utf8-encodes already valid utf8.
Closes: #462098
* Disable variable substitution in dpkg-genchanges. Closes: #462079, #462089
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Make start-stop-daemon set the supplementary groups if the real user or
group are different than the ones we should switch to. Closes: #462075
* Fix segfault in start-stop-daemon when using --group w/o --chuid (as
a side effect, using --group alone works for the first time in years).
Closes: #462072
* Fix timeout computations for start-stop-daemon --retry option. This has
not worked properly for a long time (maybe never), but came to light
due to #460903's fix. Closes: #462104
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 22 Jan 2008 23:39:59 +0200
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
* Change uid after changing gid and initializing supplementary groups in
start-stop-daemon. Closes: #462018
* Change temporary dpkg Breaks on dpkg-dev (= 1.14.13) and (= 1.14.14)
to Conflicts, so that users from etch can upgrade to sid (or lenny
once dpkg has migrated).
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:05:22 +0200
dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
* Add libtimedate-perl to dpkg-dev's Depends and to Build-Depends.
Reported by Aurelien Jarno. Closes: #461875
-- Frank Lichtenheld <> Mon, 21 Jan 2008 12:48:51 +0100
dpkg (1.14.16) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Add build-essential as an implicit Build-Depends in dpkg-checkbuilddeps.
Closes: #402901
* Add build-essential to dpkg-dev Recommends.
* Do not warn about unrecognized Homepage field in binary package stanzas
in dpkg-genchanges and dpkg-source. Closes: #460309
* Do not use the enoent helper binary, and use perl POSIX module instead.
* Keep checking for the process when start-stop-daemon is called with
--retry even if the daemon removed the pidfile. Closes: #460903
Thanks to Justin Pryzby for the analysis.
* Make --quiet silence --test in start-stop-daemon. Closes: #367998
* Check current uid and gid in start-stop-daemon before calling setuid,
setgid and initgroups. Closes: #222524
Based on a patch by Samuel Thibault.
* Remove unimplemented --test option from update-alternatives.
Closes: #392432, #461247
* Additionally check if errno is EEXIST after rmdir(2), as SUSv3 specifies
that on non-empty directories it can either return that or ENOTEMPTY.
This fixes run time problems on Solaris.
* Fix start-stop-daemon --help output to state that --name is one of the
possible required options to use. Closes: #354999
* Demote dselect from priority important to optional. Closes: #461327
* Fix portability issues on HP-UX, by not using backticks inside double
quotes in m4 files. Closes: #24514
* Switch Maintainer address to <> from
* Add README.feature-removal-schedule describing the features to be removed
and README.api describing the provided APIs.
[ Frank Lichtenheld ]
* Make the -L option of dpkg-parsechangelog actually work (it's
only been eleven years...)
* Import the code from my external Parse::DebianChangelog as
Dpkg::Changelog and Dpkg::Changelog::Debian. Using this
from parsechangelog/debian adds the following requested
- Option to use a non-lossy format. Closes: #95579
- Various options to better control how many entries
should be displayed. Closes: #226932
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Replaced all the remaining code in by new modules. All
scripts have been adjusted to use the new modules and has
been removed.
* The code to parse debian/control is available in a perl module
Dpkg::Control. Closes: #26554
* Temporarily add a Breaks: dpkg-dev (= 1.14.13), dpkg-dev (= 1.14.14) on
dpkg for the convenience of sid users. Closes: #459815
* Update dpkg-source(1) to explain better what the directory after -b is.
Closes: #323606
* Also force version in ${binary:Version} if dpkg-gencontrol -v<version>
is used. That way we're consistent with the definition of that variable
in deb-substvars(5). Closes: #433477
* Add support of Dm-Upload-Allowed field. Closes: #453400
* Fix dpkg-shlibdeps' filtering of duplicated dependencies in fields of
lesser priority (when -d is used).
* Fix behaviour of dpkg-shlibdeps when the same binary was passed multiple
times for use in different dependency fields (-d option).
* Change logic of -si option of dpkg-genchanges to include the original
tarball only if the current upstream version differs from the upstream
version of the previous changelog entry. Replaces the heuristic based
on revision number (-0, -0.1 or -1). Closes: #28701
* Some code refactoring on dpkg-genchanges and bug fixes in the generation
of the Description: field. As a result, source only uploads will no more
have Description fields.
* Add support of wildcard entries in symbols files. This makes it much
simpler to write symbols files for well managed libraries but in that case
dpkg-gensymbols can't check any more if symbols have disappeared.
Closes: #459359
[ Updated manpages translations ]
* Fix typo in French. Closes: #460021
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #459565
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German, Basque, Norwegian Bokmål, Swedish, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese,
Galician unfuzzied.
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #460708
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #460709
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
-- Guillem Jover <> Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:00:45 +0200
dpkg (1.14.15) unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Make sure {dpkg-dev,dselect}.preinst are included in the source tarball.
Closes: #452730
* Blacklist armel-specific symbols in dpkg-gensymbols. Reported by Riku
Voipio. Closes: #457964
* Fix typos in various manpages. Patch from A. Costa. Closes: #458276
* Make dpkg-shlibdeps choose the right symbols files when we have several
debian/*/DEBIAN/symbols for a given soname. Closes: #458860
* Add a -S<pkgbuilddir> option to dpkg-shlibdeps to indicate a package build
tree to scan first when trying to find a needed library.
* Change dpkg-gensymbols to mark symbols that disappeared with #MISSING
instead of #DEPRECATED, it's clearer for people.
* Fix Dpkg::Shlibs::Objdump to properly take into account R_*_COPY
relocations. Closes: #454036
* Explain better the order in which postinst/prerm scripts are called
between a package and its dependencies. Thanks to Nicolas François and
Helge Kreutzmann for their suggestions. Closes: #379641
* Fix Dpkg::BuildOptions so that dpkg-buildpackage doesn't double all
options in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS when called with the -j parameter.
Closes: #453656
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Move compression related variables to a new Dpkg::Compression module.
* Remove disabled, obsolete and quite incomplete Hebrew translations.
* Revert dpkg-dev versioned dependency bump on dpkg >= 1.14.13 back to
>= 1.14.6, as the compression variables are now in a module in dpkg-dev.
* Do not display garbage in dselect on monochrome terminals, by setting
a missing ncurses character attribute. Closes: #155741, #157093
Thanks to Sven Rudolph.
* Do not loop endlessly in dselect with very long package descriptions.
Closes: #179320, #342495
Thanks to John Zaitseff.
* Ignore wrapped lines in install-info when matching section titles.
Closes: #214684
Thanks to Andreas Metzler and Ian Zimmerman.
* Do not use strdup for execvp arguments. Closes: #379027
* Do not print 'failed to kill' warning in start-stop-daemon when polling
the pid. Closes: #157305, #352554
Thanks to Samuel Thibault.
* Properly print build message in dpkg-buildpackage for lzma and bzip2
compressed sources. Closes: #458519
* Promote bzip2 Recommends to Depends for dpkg-dev. Closes: #458521
* Add lzma to dpkg-dev Depends.
* Do not automatically enable -j if DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS contains parallel=n,
and allow overriding its value from the environment. Closes: #458589
* Fix Dpkg::BuildOptions to parse all options in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS, so
that dpkg-buildpackage called with -j preserves unrecognized options.
* Fix several signed vs unsigned value comparisons that were making some
code to never be executed.
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #459223
* Norwegian Bokmål (Hans Fredrik Nordhaug). Closes: #457918, #458732
* Simplified Chinese (Deng Xiyue). Closes: #459018
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
* Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #459016
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Updated man pages translations ]
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
-- Guillem Jover <> Mon, 07 Jan 2008 12:12:16 +0200
dpkg (1.14.14) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix override disparity: set priority of dselect to important.
* Add libio-string-perl to Build-Depends as it's needed by a non-regression
test (fix FTBFS, thus a quick upload).
* Make dpkg-dev depend on dpkg (>= 1.14.13) as the latest is needed
for dpkg-source.
-- Raphaël Hertzog <> Thu, 27 Dec 2007 11:20:38 +0100
dpkg (1.14.13) unstable; urgency=low
[ Frank Lichtenheld ]
* Add an own manpage for Dpkg's version format. Mostly stolen
from policy. Closes: #373003
* Fix control file parsing for field values starting with a colon.
Apparently nobody ever needed this until Vcs-Cvs came along.
Closes: #453364
* Copy the usr/share/doc directory to dpkg-dev and dselect (Instead
of using symlinks). The space requirements are minimal and adding
the needed dependencies to comply with policy would be way more
inconvenient. Pointed out by Rene Engelhard. Closes: #452730
* Allow more than one arch and more than one type of a package
in debian/files. Parts of the patch by Goswin von Brederlow
and Bastian Blank. Closes: #356299, #377400, #229143
* Allow building only architecture independent packages (-A).
Closes: #109794, #200454
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.3 (no changes)
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* When dpkg-shlibdeps finds a lib in a directory which is just a symlink to
another directory that is also considered, remember the other directory
name as the canonical one. Closes: #453885
* dpkg-shlibdeps doesn't warn any more about being unused if the
binary is also linked against libstdc++ since g++ always add an implicit
-lm. Closes: #454616
* Included files in symbols files (via #include) do no more need to repeat
the header line. Closes: #455260
* Tweak the sort algorithm between dependencies so that intervals
are displayed as "a (>= 1), a (<< 2)" instead of the opposite.
Closes: #455520
* Extend format of symbols files to support arbitrary fields of
meta-information. First field is Build-Depends-Package used to extract the
version requirement possibly encoded in the Build-Depends field and make
sure that the generated dependency is at least as strict as this one.
* Fix dpkg-gensymbols to not update version info of a deprecated symbol.
Closes: #457739
* Fix dpkg-source's behaviour with options -sk -sK -sp -sP. Closes: #457784
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Ignore the man pages when building without NLS support. Closes: #457673
* Fix perl warnings:
- Check for undefined values when reading from the alternative db.
* Properly handle symlinks for alternatives with nonexistent slave links.
Closes: #76295, #246906, #433567, #451872, #220044, #392440, #441021
Closes: #443241
Based on a patch by Daniel Leidert <>.
* Fail when diverting to a non existent directory. Closes: #245562
Thanks to Flavio Stanchina <>.
* Refactor update-alternatives.
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier, as this was trivial).
* Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña). Closes: #456984
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Updated man pages translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* French (Frédéric Bothamy).
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Japanese (Kenshi Muto). Closes: #455841
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
-- Guillem Jover <> Thu, 27 Dec 2007 09:16:45 +0200
dpkg (1.14.12) unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Add -I<file> option to dpkg-gensymbols to force the usage of a specific
symbols file.
* Dpkg::Shlibs::find_library() now returns canonicalized paths.
* dpkg-shlibdeps always tries the realpath() of a lib as fallback when
trying to identify the package of a lib (and not only for symlinks).
* dpkg-shlibdeps doesn't fail any more if it can't find unversioned
libraries on the presumption that they are just private libraries. Outputs
a warning instead.
* Expand the dpkg-shlibdeps manual page with explanations concerning
* The environment variable DPKG_GENSYMBOLS_CHECK_LEVEL can be used to force
dpkg-gensymbols to use a precise level of checks. Closes: #452022
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Define several private functions and variables as static.
* Move extern declarations to header files and stop defining them as extern.
* Unify parsing of Section and Priority in dpkg-gencontrol with Homepage.
* Switch dpkg-scanpackages to use the new Dpkg::ErrorHandling and
Dpkg::Versions modules.
-- Guillem Jover <> Thu, 29 Nov 2007 06:14:09 +0200
dpkg (1.14.11) unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* dpkg-shlibdeps now ignores the lack of dependency information in some
specific cases (instead of failing):
- when the library is in the same package than the binary analyzed
- when the library is not versioned and can't have a shlibs file
* dpkg-shlibdeps now only displays 10 warnings about symbols not found for
each binary and a count of skipped warnings. Closes: #452318
* dpkg-shlibdeps: optimize "dpkg -S" lookups by caching results, patch
from Aaron M. Ucko <>. Closes: #452577
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Fix dpkg-scanpackages to properly support an optional override file.
Closes: #452621
-- Guillem Jover <> Sat, 24 Nov 2007 07:19:02 +0200
dpkg (1.14.10) unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* dpkg-shlibdeps now correctly identify private libraries (avoid many
warnings with perl/python modules). Closes: #452338
* Move capit() to a Dpkg::Fields module and use it in dpkg-shlibdeps.
Closes: #452262
* Add more debug messages to dpkg-shlibdeps to ease collecting information
in case of problems.
* dpkg-shlibdeps now accepts again empty dependencies in shlibs files.
* dpkg-shlibdeps will try harder to identify packages providing a library
by looking up dpkg -S on the realpath of any symlink to a library.
Closes: #452339
* dpkg-source now correctly identifies the extension of the
orig.tar.{gz,bz2,lzma} file and won't unexpectedly create "Format: 2.0"
.dsc files.
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Add support for Package-Type in dpkg-name.
* Restore cross compilation support by honouring the environment host and
arch variables to override the default values on the dpkg-dev scripts.
[ Updated man pages translations ]
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson)
[ Added scripts translations ]
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson)
-- Guillem Jover <> Fri, 23 Nov 2007 06:32:27 +0200
dpkg (1.14.9) unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Fix bad behaviour of Dpkg::Path::get_pkg_root_dir() and adjust
dpkg-shlibdeps accordingly. Closes: #452012
* Fix Dpkg::Deps to accept empty fields. Closes: #452013
[ Updated man pages translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 20 Nov 2007 07:15:41 +0200
dpkg (1.14.8) unstable; urgency=low
[ Raphaël Hertzog ]
* Heavy rework of dpkg-shlibdeps:
- Support "symbols" files to generate finer-grained dependencies.
Those files can be created by the new dpkg-gensymbols command.
Closes: #430367
- Uses now all paths in RPATH (instead of only the first).
Closes: #395942
- Support parsing include directives in /etc/ Closes: #431597
- Libraries are also searched in the public directories of packages
being built and thus debian/shlibs.local can effectively define
dependencies for libraries that are being built. Closes: #80340
- "symbols" files use the full SONAME as key instead of splitting it in
(name, version) like in the "shlibs" format. This allows binaries to
be linked with unversioned libraries and not fail. Note that
unversioned libraries are still a very bad idea. Closes: #48208
- dpkg-shlibdeps now supports '-x<package>' options that can be used to
exclude packages from generated dependencies (use with care though).
Closes: #41907, #109954
- If dpkg-shlibdeps doesn't find any dependency information for a
shared library that is actively used, then it will fail. This can be
disabled with the option '--ignore-missing-info'. Closes: #10807
* Switch perl programs to use the new Dpkg::Deps module. This changes the
behaviour of dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-source which will rewrite and
simplify dependencies and build dependencies as possible. Multiple
dependencies on the same package are replaced by their intersection.
Closes: #178203, #186809, #222652
[ Frank Lichtenheld ]
* Add $(MAKE) check to build target
* Allow to use other compressions than gzip on dpkg-source -b
(NOTE: this will result in a Format: 2.0 source package!).
Closes: #382673
* Various small fixes to the manpages suggested by Helge Kreutzmann.
Closes: #445858
* Fix Dpkg::BuildOptions (and thereby dpkg-buildpackage) to really
set DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS. Found by Daniel Shepler. Closes: #446119
* Change some ' in shell code in dpkg-source.1 and dpkg-query.1 to
proper \(aq. Reported by Daniel van Eeden. Closes: #447476
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Use shipped perl modules when calling perl programs at build time.
* Switch perl programs to use the new Dpkg::ErrorHandling and Dpkg::Arch
perl modules.
* Add support for format strings in Dpkg::ErrorHandling functions.
* Move build and host arch detection code from dpkg-architecture to
* Add initial udeb support:
- Support new fields fields Package-Type, Subarchitecture, Kernel-Version
and Installer-Menu-Item. Closes: #383916
- New '--type' option for dpkg-scanpackages.
* Make dpkg-dev Conflict on dpkg-cross << 2.0.0 which was sourcing
dpkg-buildpackage expecting it to be a shell script. Closes: #445852
* Get rid of undefined macros from man pages. Thanks to Colin Watson
for the analysis.
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
[ Added dpkg translations ]
* Thai (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan). Closes: #446501
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
* Galician (Jacobo Tarrio). Closes: #446624
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #446278
[ Updated man pages translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann). Closes: #448354
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Added scripts translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann). Closes: #448353
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
-- Guillem Jover <> Mon, 19 Nov 2007 10:36:30 +0200
dpkg (1.14.7) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Add back $dpkglib into @INC, needed by the require in
822-date. Closes: #440962
* Document in dpkg-scanpackages that apt now requires Packages.bz2 in
preference to Packages.gz. Closes: #440973
* Stop recognizing the obsolete Optional field when building packages.
* Use fakeroot, if present, by default to gain root privileges in
* Fix typos in dpkg-deb.1 and start-stop-daemon.8. Closes: #441051
Thanks to A. Costa.
* After '<prerm> remove' fails and while doing the error unwinding, if
the '<postinst> abort-remove' call succeeds, preserve the old status
instead of unconditionally setting it to 'Installed'. Closes: #432893
Thanks to Brian M. Carlson.
* Add Vcs-Browser and Vcs-Git fields to debian/control.
* Add a Homepage field to debian/control (to be changed later when
there's a more formal site).
* Allow comparing unsupported architectures for equality and identity.
Based on a patch by Frank Lichtenheld. Closes: #427210
* Document Origin and Bugs fields in deb-control.5. Closes: #173463
* Do not replace substvars for build dependencies (it was not supported
[ Frank Lichtenheld ]
* Add _MTN to dpkg-source -i default regex. Suggested by Jari Aalto.
* Convert dpkg-buildpackage to a Perl script.
Fix some bugs in the new script detected in experimental:
Closes: #444362
* dpkg-buildpackage accepts a -j<n> option now which will set
MAKEFLAGS(-j<n>) and DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS(parallel=<n>) accordingly.
parallel=<n> in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS will be passed to MAKEFLAGS as
well. Based on an idea by Robert Millan. Closes: #440636
* Allow dpkg-source -I without a pattern which will load a default
list of pattern similar to -i without regexp. Patch by
Jari Aalto. Closes: #440972
* Rework documentation of dpkg-source's -i and -I options.
Closes: #323911, #440956
* Add --utf8-strings to gpg call in dpkg-buildpackage since
that seems to be the better default. Suggested by Székelyi Szabolcs.
Closes: #379418
* Let dpkg-buildpackage error out early if the version number from
the changelog is not a valid Debian version. Closes: #216075
* Fix dpkg-source to create correct diffs for files with spaces in
their name (apparently we don't have many of those ;).
Based on a patch by Marcel Toele. Closes: #445380
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #440859
* Danish (Claus Hindsgaul). Closes: #441106
* French (Frédéric Bothamy).
* German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #440537
* Nepali (Shiva Prasad Pokharel). Closes: #437825
* Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #441113
* Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
* Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #440502
* Korean (Sunjae Park). Closes: #443190
[ Updated man pages translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
* Korean (Sunjae Park). Closes: #443191
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* Correct a typo in the French translation. Closes: #443276
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
-- Guillem Jover <> Mon, 08 Oct 2007 07:31:34 +0300
dpkg (1.14.6) unstable; urgency=low
[ Frank Lichtenheld ]
* Synchronise usage information of dpkg, dpkg-deb, and
dpkg-query man pages. This fixes some small mistakes
and also Closes: #321520
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Man pages cleanup:
- Some italics and bold fixes.
- Unify ellipsis, argument separator, and remove redundant program name
preceding the options.
- Substitute 'FILES' header with 'SEE ALSO' in dpkg-buildpackage(1),
and remove leftover string from man page split. Closes: #439306
- Split option descriptions so that it gets easier to distinguish.
- Unify author and copyright information formatting.
* Move variables automatically modified at build time for the perl scripts
to a new style perl module (Dpkg) and make all programs use it.
* Switch '' to a new style perl module (Dpkg::Gettext).
* Implement support for Breaks field. Closes: #379140
Thanks to Ian Jackson.
* Run the deconfiguration of each package to be deconfigured once, instead
of once per each conflicting package being removed. Closes: #378003
Thanks to Ian Jackson.
* Do not segfault when the result from a 'dpkg-query -l' is bigger than
the total number of current packages, and do not produce repeated
results with overlapping patterns on 'dpkg-query -W'. Closes: #428427
* Tightening dpkg-dev versioned Depends to dpkg 1.14.6, and dpkg Conflicts
against << dpkg-dev 1.14.6, where the perl modularization started.
* Do not print empty lines after 'Setting up ...' output. Closes: #392317
* When a slave alternative is inapplicable do not attempt to create the
slave link before removing it again. Closes: #411699
Thanks to Ian Jackson.
* Do not consider it a file conflict if the package contains a symlink
to a directory where the existing symlink on-disk points to the
same place. Closes: #377682
Thanks to Ian Jackson.
* Fix perl warnings:
- When removing a non diverted file with dpkg-divert. Closes: #438416
* Implement support for Homepage field. Closes: #142324
* Ignore XB- fields instead of XC- fields from control file binary package
stanzas in dpkg-genchanges.
* Explicitly ignore all known fields from the control file source package
stanza in dpkg-genchanges, instead of leaving unknown fields unwarned.
* Implement support for Vcs-Browser, Vcs-Arch, Vcs-Bzr, Vcs-Cvs, Vcs-Darcs,
Vcs-Git, Vcs-Hg, Vcs-Mtn and Vcs-Svn fields in control file source
package stanza.
* Implement support for Tag field.
[ Updated scripts translations ]
* French (Frédéric Bothamy, Christian Perrier).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Dzongkha (Tshewang Norbu). Closes: #430931
* Nepali (Shiva Prasad Pokharel). Closes: #435353
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #436147
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #436149
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
[ Updated man pages translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
-- Guillem Jover <> Wed, 05 Sep 2007 07:36:02 +0300
dpkg (1.14.5) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Add lpia support to ostable and triplettable.
* Fix dpkg-source to not emit duplicated entries for the Architecture field
in the .dsc file.
* Fix dpkg-scanpackages to load the override file after having filled the
packages information. Closes: #428169, #428470
* Add '.shelf' to the default dpkg-source -i regex. Closes: #427827
Thanks to Adeodato Simó.
* Support a colon separated list of paths from the ELF RPATH field in
dpkg-shlibdeps. Thanks to Jiří Paleček. Closes: #427988
* Man pages cleanup:
- Reference deb-substvars(5) instead of dpkg-substvars(5). Closes: #429182
- Mark dpkg-* commands in bold.
- Unify title header.
- Remove an additional space in install-info(8) and mark gzip in bold
and remove redundant reference to GNU.
- Fix explanation of dpkg-source '-b' option, remove a reference to
checking for a missing empty string argument, and add a reference
to '-sX' arguments affecting the behaviour. Closes: #428167
- Remove documented dpkg-gencontrol options in dpkg-source left over
from the man pages split.
[ Frank Lichtenheld ]
* Fix typo in German translation of start-stop-daemon(8).
Noted by Joachim Breitner. Closes: #430008
* Correct permission and owner/group handling when extracting
tar balls to match more the user's preferences instead of
ours or the ones from the originator of the tar ball. Patch
by Ian Jackson. Closes: #390915, #207289
* dpkg-source warns now about new empty files since those will
not be represented in the diff. Closes: #383394
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Estonian (Ivar Smolin). Closes: #427589
* Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
* Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
* Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino). Closes: #429958
[ Updated man pages translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
-- Frank Lichtenheld <> Tue, 03 Jul 2007 00:27:07 +0200
dpkg (1.14.4) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Fix perl warnings:
- When unpacking a source package with -sp from a different directory
than the one containing the tarball. Closes: #424998
* Remove an unused variable in dpkg-statoverride by renaming it to the
initially intended name. Closes: #425041
* Fix loose regex in dpkg-source (/\.debian.tar/ -> /\.debian\.tar/).
Thanks to Kylan Robinson. Closes: #425629
* Revert change on 1.14.0 from Aaron M. Ucko. Trim down duped entries only
when passing them to dpkg-query instead. Closes: #425641
* Recognize again architecture wildcards. Closes: #424670
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #425776
* French (Frédéric Bothamy).
* Galician (Jacobo Tarrío).
-- Guillem Jover <> Thu, 24 May 2007 19:30:26 +0300
dpkg (1.14.3) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Fix perl warnings:
- In dpkg-genchanges when called with -S. Closes: #423193
- In architecture comparison operations. Closes: #423452
- Fill slavepaths undefined entries with an empty string to guarantee
they are always defined. Closes: #423140, #423451, #423544, #423555
* Include the new split man pages deb-substvars.5, deb-override.5 and
deb-shlibs.5 in dpkg-dev.
* Fix deb-substvars.5 section to match reality.
* Refactor update-alternatives.
* Fix dpkg-divert to work again w/o specifying the '--divert' and
'--package' or '--local' options. Closes: #423864
* Document in install-info.8 that when no '--section' option is specified,
install-info will try to use the INFO-DIR-SECTION entry from the info
file. Add missing commas. Thanks to Kurt B. Kaiser. Closes: #397737
* Disambiguate in install-info.8 the use of 'Info directory' with
'Info dir file'. Closes: #420766
* Document in deb-control.5 that the control file can have '#'-style
comments. Closes: #406481
* Make start-stop-daemon fork twice while daemonizing.
[ Updated dpkg-dev translations ]
* French (Frédéric Bothamy). Closes: #423392
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #423401
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #423403
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 15 May 2007 16:02:59 +0300
dpkg (1.14.2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Remove bashisms in dpkg-buildpackage. Closes: #422239
* Handle case in update-alternatives when there's no existing alternative
to configure. Closes: #260987, #353252, #367717, #392431
* Add solaris support to ostable and triplettable. Closes: #361866
* Properly create the generic name symlink in update-alternatives for new
alternatives. Closes: #422979
* Include translations again, which disappeared due to a dirty source tree
and a bogus for the man pages. Closes: #423029, #423085
-- Guillem Jover <> Wed, 09 May 2007 22:22:45 +0300
dpkg (1.14.1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Fix partial upgrades by tightening dpkg-dev versioned Depends to
dpkg 1.14.0, and dpkg Conflicts against << dpkg-dev 1.14.0, where
the triplettable support first appeared. Closes: #422848
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 08 May 2007 18:23:49 +0300
dpkg (1.14.0) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Make the copyright information in dpkg-deb.1 and dpkg-split.1 match the
one in the source. Thanks to Nicolas François. Closes: #379320
* Allow dpkg-buildpackage to properly override '-b' when passed after '-B'.
Thanks to Julian Gilbey. Closes: #397479
* Move retrieval of uid and gid information from into a
function, so that scripts not needing it do not execute that code.
Based on a patch by Riku Voipio. Closes: #396884
* Do not bail out in dpkg when building without start-stop-daemon support,
by checking if the macro value is true instead of it being defined.
Thanks to Mark Rosenstand.
* Make all perl scripts use strict and warnings, to ease catching errors.
* Refactor update-alternatives code, with the side effect that now commands
on non existing link group files will return an error code (except
for --remove, now). Closes: #273407
* Add a missing newline to a warning message in dpkg. Closes: #390914
Thanks to Ian Jackson.
* Fix typo in variable name in dpkg-source which was causing it to not
create directories when extracting the diff. Closes: #374645
* Fix up and down keystrokes in the dselect help message. Closes: #383438
Thanks to Sven Joachim.
* Convert 822-date to be a simple wrapper around 'date -R'. 822-date is
now deprecated and should not be used anymore. It might be removed
sometime in the future. Closes: #31634, #367712, #314462
Thanks to Frank Lichtenheld.
* Add '.gitignore' to the default dpkg-source -i regex. Closes: #409566
Thanks to Julien Cristau.
* Add '.hg' to the default dpkg-source -i regex. Closes: #414794
* Use l10n-friendlier strings to describe dependencies. Closes: #390916
Thanks to Ian Jackson.
* Change priority for dpkg-dev from standard to optional to match the
* Do not use a build-stamp in debian/rules.
* Fix confusing bottom status lines in dselect, unifying them by removing
the method or package name and capitalizing. Closes: #9085
* Check proper error value returned by BZ2_bzerror. Closes: #410605
* Exit with an error instead of an assert if a file name is too long when
building a .deb package. Closes: #393069
* Exit with an error instead of an assert if the number of conflictors is
exceeded. Remove bogus comments. Closes: #377855
* Fix regular expression special-casing Origin, Bugs and Maintainer fields
which was making X[SBC]- fields containing such strings to propagate into
the .deb control file unprocessed. Thanks to Colin Watson.
* Add support for '--admindir' in dpkg-buildpackage, dpkg-checkbuilddeps
and dpkg-shlibdeps. Closes: #162348
* Cleaning and format unification of manual pages.
* Make the override-file argument to dpkg-scanpackages optional.
* Refactor compression filtering code.
* Split override file information from dpkg-scanpackages.1 into
deb-override.5 manual page.
* Split dpkg-source.1 into independent man pages, namely deb-substvars.5,
deb-shlibs.5, dpkg-buildpackage.1, dpkg-distaddfile.1, dpkg-genchanges.1,
dpkg-gencontrol.1, dpkg-parsechangelog.1 and dpkg-shlibdeps.1.
* Support building binary packages with the member data.tar.lzma compressed
with lzma.
* Require gettext 0.16.1.
* Show the epoch (if present) when displaying package versions.
Closes: #107449, #179913, #345594, #393924, #405668
Based on a patch by Jeffrey W. Baker.
* Switch from pseudo-tags to usertags, and update the documentation.
* Fix typo in German dpkg man page. Closes: #416167
Thanks to Martin Weis.
* Properly sort Uploaders field in generated .dsc files.
* Reorder a bit the fields in output files.
* Speed up dpkg-shlibdeps by avoiding doing a dpkg-query for duped
libraries. Thanks to Aaron M. Ucko. Closes: #421290
* Generalize source architecture handling by abstracting it through the new
Debian triplet and the new triplettable.
* Add armel support to ostable and triplettable. Closes: #414087
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
* French (Frédéric Bothamy).
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
* Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
* Simplified Chinese (Anthony Wong). Closes: #415320
* Traditional Chinese (Anthony Wong). Closes: #415230
[ Added dpkg translations ]
* Estonian added (Ivar Smolin). Closes: #422404
* Kurdish added (Erdal Ronahi). Closes: #418154
* Marathi added (Priti Patil). Closes: #416810
[ Updated man pages translations ]
* German (German l10n team). Closes: #418528
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 08 May 2007 11:11:50 +0300
dpkg (1.13.25) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Fix year 2018 in changelog for Michael Alan Dorman's upload in 1998,
which was confusing the changelog parsers. Closes: #402526
* Document in its man page that update-alternatives requires cooperation
from all packages dealing with the specific file. Closes: #396338
Thanks to Tomas Pospisek <>.
* Require POSIX inside subprocerr in Closes: #390636
Thanks to Brendan O'Dea <>.
* Support extracting lzma compressed source and binary packages,
and add a Suggests on package lzma. Closes: #347715
* Add '/emul/ia32-linux' biarch paths to dpkg-shlibdeps. Closes: #403216
* Remove non-modified /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg configuration file when upgrading
from versions 1.9.21 through 1.10.28, to avoid getting prompted about
conffile changes. Closes: #398061
[ Updated dpkg translations ]
* Chinese (Traditional, Asho Yeh).
* Korean (Sunjae Park). Closes: #394135, #404938
* Norwegian Bokmal (Hans Fredrik Nordhaug). Closes: #391143
* Nepali (Shiva Prasad Pokharel).
* Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
* Catalan (Jordà Polo).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
* Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #399343
[ Added dpkg translations ]
* Punjabi (A S Alam).
[ Updated dpkg-dev translations ]
* Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
[ Updated dselect translations ]
* Korean (Sunjae Park). Closes: #404943
-- Guillem Jover <> Tue, 2 Jan 2007 00:23:57 +0200
dpkg (1.13.24) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Fix dselect segfault by adding a field description matching the
dependency field enum position. Closes: #392731, #392724
[ Updated dpkg Translations ]
* Nepali (Shiva Prasad Pokharel). Closes: #373728
-- Guillem Jover <> Fri, 13 Oct 2006 16:34:39 +0300
dpkg (1.13.23) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Add initial support for the Breaks field, by parsing but rejecting it.
Thanks to Ian Jackson <>. Closes: #375703
* Use dpkg-architecture from the source tree to get the target Debian
architecture, instead of duplicating the logic in the m4 files.
* Remove comment headers in dselect/helpmsgs.{cc,h} about the files being
autogenerated, replace them with a proper license and copyright comment.
Closes: #382308
* Add a new line at the end of m4/compiler.m4 file, to cope with an
autoreconf failure due to the new m4 1.4.7.
[ Nicolas François ]
* Specify --null before the -T tar's option to avoid the "tar: -: file name
read contains nul character" warning.
Closes: #376351, #375749, #376724, #377279
[ Added dpkg Translations ]
* Dzongkha (Kinley Tshering).
[ Updated dpkg Translations ]
* Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #375118
* Brazilian Portuguese (Andre Luis Lopes).
* Catalan (Robert Millan, Jordi Mallach). Closes: #383448
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
* Danish (Claus Hindsgaul).
* Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
* Dzongkha (Tenzin Dendup). Closes: #388192
* French (Frédéric Bothamy).
* Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).
* German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #381409, #381740
* Hungarian (SZERVÁC Attila).
* Italian (Stefano Canepa, Davide Viti). Closes: #387821
* Japanese (Kenshi Muto). Closes: #386963
* Khmer (Khoem Sokhem). Closes: #375099
* Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo, Rui Branco).
* Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #376746, #391143
* Slovak (Peter Mann). Closes: #387282
* Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino). Closes: #386759
* Swedish (Daniel Nylander). Closes: #383643
* Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #383588
[ Added dpkg-dev Translations ]
* Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
* French (Philippe Batailler).
[ Updated dselect Translations ]
* Brazilian Portuguese (Andre Luis Lopes).
* Catalan (Robert Millan, Jordi Mallach).
* Danish (Claus Hindsgaul).
* German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #384843
(Sven is now the new German translation maintainer for dpkg and dselect).
* Hungarian (SZERVÁC Attila).
* Indonesian (Arief S Fitrianto). Closes: #391144
* Italian (Stefano Canepa).
* Japanese (Kenshi Muto).
* Norwegian Bokmål (Hans Fr. Nordhaug).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov).
* Slovak (Peter Mann).
* Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña). Closes: #391144
* Swedish (Daniel Nylander).
* Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall).
[ Updated man pages translations ]
* French (Philippe Batailler).
* German (Helge Kreutzmann). Closes: #379030
[ Added man pages translations ]
* German (Helge Kreutzmann).
Closes: #379286, #379298, #379417, #379433, #379661, #379798, #379825
Closes: #379985, #380130, #380239, #380365, #381047, #380660, #380443
Closes: #381349, #381488
* Japanese (KISE Hiroshi).
Closes: #381141, #381865, #384768, #385675, #386965, #388837
-- Guillem Jover <> Thu, 12 Oct 2006 02:56:09 +0300
dpkg (1.13.22) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Version the po4a Build-Depends to >= 0.23 as we are using options
introduced in that version. Thanks to Sergio Gelato. Closes: #370536
* Add '.bzrtags' directory to default dpkg-source -i regex.
Suggested by Adeodato Simó. Closes: #370392
* Print update-alternatives '--config' listing layout evenly spaced.
Closes: #325895
* Clarify the legend in update-alternatives '--help' (Andrew Ferrier).
Closes: #305318
* Add the source version inside parenthesis to the Source field in the
generated .changes and binary packages if the binary package version
differs (like in binNMUs). Closes: #62529
* Add missing comment serving as documentation about abort-remove on
removal in dpkg.postinst (Justin Pryzby). Closes: #372145
* Fix typo in dpkg-deb manpage (Robert Luberda). Closes: #373999
* Clarify dpkg-architecture new options '-e' and '-i' in man page, add
backward compatibility information and give some examples.
Thanks for the initial suggestions to Junichi Uekawa. Closes: #370830
* Modified some strings to be able to merge them in the .pot files.
* Add new '--umask' option to start-stop-daemon. Closes: #368003
[ Frank Lichtenheld ]
* dpkg-source issued spurious warnings about fields defined with
XB-. They now get correctly suppressed. Closes: #374154
* Give a correct warning when the user requested an unknown
sign command that we will default to a pgp style interface.
Closes: #133470
[ Updated dpkg Translations ]
* Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
* Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).
* French (Christian Perrier).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
* Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #373107
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
* Catalan (Guillem Jover).
[ New dpkg Translations ]
* Nepali (Paras Pradhan). Closes: #373728
[ Updated dselect Translations ]
* Simplified Chinese (Kov Tchai). Closes: #366260
[ Updated man pages translations ]
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
[ Christian Perrier ]
* Typo fix in update-alternatives ("alternativse"). Thanks to Eddy Petrisor
for spotting it. Translations unfuzzied.
* Make similar messages in dpkg-statoverride and dpkg-divert exactly similar
Thanks to Eddy Petriso for spotting them, again.
-- Guillem Jover <> Wed, 21 Jun 2006 18:03:29 +0300
dpkg (1.13.21) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Disambiguate error message about conflicting command line actions by
providing both long and short option names. Based on a suggestion by
Josip Rodin. Closes: #45575
* Add '/lib32' and '/usr/lib32' to the dpkg-shlibdeps library path search
list. Closes: #367892
* Revert usage of English perl non-essential module from install-info.
Closes: #369928, #369958, #370157, #370174, #370210
* Print the correct file being parsed by dpkg-parsechangelog's debian
parser. Closes: #368961
* Fix dependency cycle breaking in the case when every link involves
a Provides (Ian Jackson). This is a proper fix for #349442.
Closes: #370017
[ Updated dpkg Translations ]
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
* Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall).
-- Guillem Jover <> Sun, 4 Jun 2006 19:02:44 +0300
dpkg (1.13.20) unstable; urgency=low
[ Frank Lichtenheld ]
* Add gettext support for the Perl scripts. Based on a patch by
Nicolas François. Closes: #165843
* Only print usage information of dpkg-scanpackages on stdout
if requested explicitly. Use stderr in case of error.
Closes: #366659
* Add remarks to dpkg-scansources and dpkg-scanpackages
man pages about the need to compress the generated files
to be able to access them via apt. Closes: #65839
* Allow '+' and '.' in distribution names in Debian changelogs.
Based on a patch by John Wright.
Closes: #361171
* Use the Debian keyring in dpkg-source when checking signatures
of .dsc files, if available. Closes: #364726
* Let dpkg-buildpackage pass through all remotely sensible
-sX options to dpkg-source (-s[nsAkurKUR] currently).
Closes: #36586
* Improve the description of --showformat in dpkg-deb
man page and add a pointer to the complete description
of the option in dpkg-query.
* Don't spew out garbage from dpkg-deb, if the second argument
to -I is a absolute filename. Based on a patch by Ian Eure.
Closes: #35573
* Fix --ignore-depends argument value parsing. Closes: #169125
* Completely remove md5sum diversion madness. Instead, we Pre-Depend
on a version of textutils which provides /usr/bin/md5sum. We rely on
the logic in coreutils to remove our diversions. Patch by
Ian Jackson. Closes: #315784, #313605
* Try harder to detect dependency cycles that contain Provides
links. Closes: #349120, #349442
* Update archtable to reflect current archive: Add amd64 and remove
sh. Closes: #367329
* Don't claim in dpkg man page that we set DPKG_OLD_CONFFILE and
DPKG_NEW_CONFFILE on sub shells since we actually don't.
* Fix printing of user defined fields with --showformat and
document the existence of this feature in dpkg-query man page.
* Make --forget-old-unavail more reliable by deleting architecture
information of removed packages. Patch by Piotr Engelking.
Closes: #208532
* When building packages with dpkg-deb give a more useful error
message in case a conffile entry has leading whitespace. Patch
by David Lopez Moreno. Closes: #281562
* Don't drop directories that contain our conffiles too early from
our file listing. Otherwise we might leave them behind on purge
if we share them with other packages.
Closes: #174180, #198128, #198522, #318825, #366178
[ Nicolas François ]
* Fix typos in the Russian man pages. Thanks to Stepan Golosunov.
Closes: #366587
* Honour tabbing requested via --showformat even if the field to
be printed is empty. Closes: #361671
* Flush the terminal's input before prompting what to do with a
configuration file. Closes: #316551
* Fix the --force-depends-version option. Closes: #57104
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Standardize scripts usage output format and at the same time make
the strings easier for the translators. Add '--help' and '--version'
for most of the scripts. Print the usage and version to stdout.
* Do not strip the epoch from the source:Upstream-Version substvar.
Closes: #366351
* Properly check and report lock file existence in install-info.
Based on patch by Ben Pfaff. Closes: #368874
* Correct default info directory for '--infodir' in intall-info man
page (Ben Pfaff). Closes: #368875
* Print the bogus version and prefix the error message with 'dpkg: '
when using '--compare-versions'. Closes: #369177
* Remove duplicated string " , at changelog " in dpkg-parsechangelog's
debian style parser (Julian Gilbey). Closes: #369205
* Update the Section and Priority fields in the status file from the
new packages. We assume that the information from the binary package
is correct, otherwise it should be fixed there to match the archive
override file (Koblinger Egmont).
Closes: #54529, #58106, #81171, #230610, #237622, #237626
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.2 (no changes needed).
* Add lintian overrides for dpkg, dpkg-dev, dselect and sources.
* Replace logrotate installation logic with dh_installlogrotate.
[ Updated dpkg Translations ]
* Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
* Hungarian (SZERVÁC Attila).
* Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #366353
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
* Simplified Chinese (Kov Tchai). Closes: #366985
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
* Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).
* Slovak (Peter Mann).
* Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
* Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #366185
[ Updated dselect Translations ]
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
* Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #366187
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
* Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
[ Updated man pages translations ]
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
-- Guillem Jover <> Wed, 31 May 2006 07:43:16 +0300
dpkg (1.13.19) unstable; urgency=low
[ Frank Lichtenheld ]
* Add -follow (back) to find call in dpkg-scanpackages.
Closes: #358011
* Fix error in archive.c that lead to a infinite loop when
installing files with long, non-ASCII filenames in
certain locales. Closes: #346436
[ Updated dpkg Translations ]
* French (Christian Perrier).
* Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).
* Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
* Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
* Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
* Danish (Claus Hindsgaul). Closes: #362317
* Czech (Miroslav kure).
* Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #363264
* Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña). Closes: #357911
* Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #363683, #363679
* Japanese (Kenshi Muto). Closes: #365334
[ Updated dselect Translations ]
* Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
* Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).
* French (Christian Perrier).
* Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
[ Nicolas Francois ]
* Generate the Russian man pages in the KOI8-R charset. Closes: #361987
* Document the shlibs.local format in dpkg-source(1). Closes: #316485
* Fix a typo in an error message. Thanks to Justin Pryzby. Closes: #364539
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Fix strings so that they can be more easily translated. Closes: #134358
* Add new substvars source:Version, source:Upstream-Version and
binary:Version so packages will be able to avoid breaking on binNMUs.
Based on a patch by Ken Bloom and Jeroen van Wolffelaar. Closes: #358530
* Support binNMU safe packages even when source and binary differ in
* Rename dpkg:UpstreamVersion to dpkg:Upstream-Version. Make dpkg:Version
and dpkg:Upstream-Version get the current dpkg versions instead of the
ones from the package being built.
* Split usage strings to make it easier for translators when those change.
Closes: #323957
* Standardize start-stop-daemon usage output format.
* Make install-info '--dir-file' option compatible with GNU install-info
by renaming the infodir variable to dirfile and not appending the
'/dir' string except when initializing from '--info-dir' or
'--infodir' (Wayne Davison). Closes: #61640, #67237, #286275
* Make install-info add a new line after adding the last entry at the
end of the dir file, which makes the info readers able to see those
last entries (Nicolas François). Closes: #164495
* Use the numerical value of errno instead of a string in install-info
when checking if the locking error was due to an already existing
file, which is locale dependent, and die accordingly. Based on a patch
by Nicolas François. Closes: #199204, #210781
* Escape hyphens in man pages.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.1.
* Wrapped debian/control fields except Uploaders given current policy.
-- Guillem Jover <> Thu, 4 May 2006 14:05:21 +0300
dpkg (1.13.18) unstable; urgency=low
[ Updated dpkg Translations ]
* Romanian (Sorin Batariuc). Closes: #356664
* Danish (Claus Hindsgaul). Closes: #356188
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
* Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
[ Updated dselect Translations ]
* Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña). Closes: #357912
* Danish (Claus Hindsgaul). Closes: #356188
* Polish (Robert Luberda).
* Russian (Yuri Kowlov). Closes: #361415
[ Updated man pages translations ]
* Typos corrected in French dpkg-source man page
Thanks to Nicolas Bonifas who spotted them
* Russian completed. Thanks to Yuri Kozlov.
Closes: #361415
[ Christian Perrier ]
* Correct typos in man pages. Thanks to A. Costa for spotting them
Closes: #358091, #358092, #358093, #358094, #358095
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Add a '[!]' in --force-all help denoting that it is a dangerous option.
Closes: #359935
* Prefix any chroot path to the exec file name when stating it in
start-stop-daemon. Closes: #318771, #333066
* Add '-r' to the help output of start-stop-daemon (Jared Spiegel).
Closes: #354869
* Use mustsetvar when setting the value of the sversion variable in
dpkg-buildpackage (Andrew Suffield). Closes: #158953
* Pass '--admindir' option over to dpkg-query when passing '--admindir' or
'--root' to dpkg (initial patch by Branden Robinson).
Closes: #153305, #271041, #282853, #307715, #355915
* Support system library directories in dpkg-shlibdeps symlinked from
'/lib/ldconfig'. Closes: #356452
* Document that 'dpkg --get-selections' and 'dpkg-query -l' without a
pattern will not list packages in state purge. Closes: #355633
* Obsolete force/refuse 'auto-select' dpkg option.
* Add new '--clear-selections' option to dpkg (Andrew Suffield).
Closes: #112388
* Use '--clear-selections' in the dpkg man page example on how to transfer
the status to another installation. Closes: #137442
-- Guillem Jover <> Mon, 10 Apr 2006 06:40:22 +0300
dpkg (1.13.17) unstable; urgency=low
[ Frank Lichtenheld ]
* Fix handling of -DArchitecure=foo in dpkg-gencontrol. Closes: #251911
* Handle architectures in all dependency fields in debian/control,
even those of binary packages. Closes: #252657, #324741, #347819
* More dpkg-scanpackages fixes (--arch option handling). Closes: #353506
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Add missing parentheses surrounding a man page section reference
in the dpkg-source man page (Matt Kraai). Closes: #353731
* Fix misspelling of "occurred" as "occoured" in dpkg-gencontrol and
dpkg-source (Matt Kraai). Closes: #353949
* Major cleanup of manpages, by using properly the bold and italic
attributes and other embellishments.
* Add dpkg-query(1) in the SEE ALSO section in dpkg(1). Closes: #354643
* Don't try to compile in SELinux support on GNU/kFreeBSD amd64.
* Add new quiet option to dpkg-source to suppress warnings. Closes: #355065
* Do not expand architecture aliases anymore in .dsc files.
* Change start-stop-daemon's --exec behaviour again on GNU/Linux to compare
the referred file pointed by the '/proc/<pid>/exe' symlink, stripping
any ' (deleted)' string and stating the result. Closes: #354867
[ Updated man pages translations ]
* Polish (Robert Luberda). Closes: #353782
* French (Philippe Batailler).
[ Updated dselect Translations ]
* Hungarian (Szervác Attila).
* Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
[ Updated dpkg Translations ]
* Italian (Lele Gaifax)
* Simplified Chinese (Carlos Z.F. Liu).
* Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
* Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
* Hungarian (Szervác Attila).
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #357724
-- Guillem Jover <> Mon, 20 Mar 2006 03:33:03 +0200
dpkg (1.13.16) unstable; urgency=low
* The "not really a brown paper bag needed but it's close" release
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Move auxiliary autotools scripts to config/.
* Require gettext 0.14.5.
* Move the methods directory to dselect/methods, so the contents will not
be installed if dselect is not to be built.
* Move dselect gettext strings to its own domain provided now by the
dselect package.
[ Frank Lichtenheld ]
* Fix override handling in dpkg-scanpackages which was broken in
1.13.14 and .15. Closes: #353305
* Make -isp the default behaviour of dpkg-gencontrol as it is
always used anyway these days. Suggested by Matthew Vernon.
Closes: #215233
* Typo fixes in man pages by A. Costa:
- dpkg-deb.1 Closes: #353424
- dpkg-statoverride.8 Closes: #353425
- install-info.8 Closes: #353426
- start-stop-daemon.8 Closes: #353427
- update-alternatives.8 Closes: #353428
- dpkg.1, dpkg.cfg.5 Closes: #353429
-- Frank Lichtenheld <> Sat, 18 Feb 2006 17:59:00 +0100
dpkg (1.13.15) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Add a missing closing parenthesis in a dpkg string (Jordi Mallach).
[ Christian Perrier ]
* Updated Translations:
- Brazilian Portuguese (Andre Luis Lopes). Closes: #352432
- Galician (Jacobo Tarrio). Closes: #352443
[ Updated Translations ]
* Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
* Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
* Swedish (Daniel Nylander).
[ New Translations ]
* Hungarian (Szervác Attila).
[ New Manpage Translations ]
* Hungarian (Szervác Attila): dpkg.cfg.5 and dselect.cfg.5.
-- Frank Lichtenheld <> Wed, 15 Feb 2006 23:37:40 +0100
dpkg (1.13.14) experimental; urgency=low
[ Guillem Jover ]
* Make start-stop-daemon print the proper version instead of 'VERSION'.
* Set the HOME environment variable when using the --chuid switch in
start-stop-daemon. Closes: #295169, #267784
* Cleanup and unify program usage and version output, make it more i18n
friendly. Fix wrong gettext usage with interparsed macros.
Thanks to Changwoo Ryu for noticing. Closes: #237915
* Mark some strings as translatable (Changwoo Ryu). Closes: #256387
* Remove a trailing 'C' character from update-alternatives manpage.
* Use pkg-config to get the proper flags to link against libselinux.
Add a Build-Dependency on pkg-config, tighten libselinux1-dev to
at least version 1.28-4 which provides a .pc file, and remove
libsepol1-dev as libselinux1-dev is Depending on it.
* Add command descriptions in the synopsis, and add a usage example for
-f in the dpkg-query manpage. Thanks for the initial patch to
Philippe Batailler. Closes: #352091
* Document about the default log file, the behaviour in case of multiple
--log options and add a reference to dpkg.cfg manpage in the dpkg manpage.
Thanks to James R. Van Zandt. Closes: #350440
* Escape ` and ' in manpages otherwise they are converted to quotation
marks, which makes cut and paste not work. Thanks to Denis Barbier.
Closes: #349925
[ Frank Lichtenheld ]
* Let dpkg-source ignore comments in the hunk header as used by
diff -p (Anand Kumria). Closes: #344880
* Let dpkg-buildpackage create a .changes file even if signing the
.dsc file failed. This makes it easier to just sign the package
later (Julian Gilbey). Closes: #217963
* Change heuristics of dpkg-buildpackage's gpg check to allow for
more complex setups (Julian Gilbey). Closes: #163061
* Add files and dirs used by bzr to default dpkg-source -i regex