[Aptitude-devel] Bug#714619: aptitude changelog doesn't show changelogs for backports packages

Gerfried Fuchs rhonda at debian.org
Mon Jul 1 11:35:53 UTC 2013

Package: aptitude
Version: 0.6.3-3.2+squeeze1
Severity: normal
Tags: patch


 Given that backports is now in the main pool and that the changelogs of
packages are available at the usual place, aptitude changelog should
show those changelogs, too.

 I did a quick testbuild for myself, and the patch is as simple as:

--- aptitude-
+++ aptitude-
@@ -325,7 +325,8 @@ void do_cmdline_changelog(const vector<s
 	      for(pkgCache::VerFileIterator vf=ver.FileList();
 		  !vf.end() && !in_debian; ++vf)
 		if(!vf.File().end() && vf.File().Origin()!=NULL &&
-		   strcmp(vf.File().Origin(), "Debian")==0)
+		   (strcmp(vf.File().Origin(), "Debian")==0 ||
+		    strcmp(vf.File().Origin(), "Debian Backports")==0))

 I.e., allowing "Debian Backports" as Origin, too.

 Please apply that patch to unstable, and it would be extra nice if you
could run it through a stable update for wheezy, too.

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