[Aptitude-devel] Bug#708345: aptitude: Aptitude fails to download changelogs for many packages

Ralf Jung post at ralfj.de
Wed May 15 08:45:29 UTC 2013

Package: aptitude
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

for around a month now, aptitude fails to download changelogs for many packages,
including most (of not all) packages which have been updated since then. First
I suspected this a bug in the Debian websites, but according to the BTS [1] [2],
these have been fixed, and indeed the links on packages.qa.debian.org and
packages.debian.org work fine. Aptitude however uses a disfunctional URL.

Kind regards

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=706403
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=705829

-- Package-specific info:
Terminal: xterm
$DISPLAY is set.
which aptitude: /usr/bin/aptitude

aptitude version information:
aptitude compiled at Jul 21 2012 14:11:01
Compiler: g++ 4.7.1
Compiled against:
  apt version 4.12.0
  NCurses version 5.9
  libsigc++ version: 2.2.10
  Ept support disabled.
  Gtk+ support disabled.
  Qt support disabled.

Current library versions:
  NCurses version: ncurses 5.9.20110404
  cwidget version: 0.5.16
  Apt version: 4.12.0

aptitude linkage:
	linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007fff03f53000)
	libapt-pkg.so.4.12 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-pkg.so.4.12 (0x00007f07c6963000)
	libncursesw.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libncursesw.so.5 (0x00007f07c6733000)
	libtinfo.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.5 (0x00007f07c6509000)
	libsigc-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsigc-2.0.so.0 (0x00007f07c6304000)
	libcwidget.so.3 => /usr/lib/libcwidget.so.3 (0x00007f07c6004000)
	libsqlite3.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsqlite3.so.0 (0x00007f07c5d54000)
	libboost_iostreams.so.1.49.0 => /usr/lib/libboost_iostreams.so.1.49.0 (0x00007f07c5d39000)
	libxapian.so.22 => /usr/lib/libxapian.so.22 (0x00007f07c5954000)
	libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007f07c5737000)
	libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00007f07c542f000)
	libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007f07c5131000)
	libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007f07c4f1a000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007f07c4b6d000)
	libutil.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libutil.so.1 (0x00007f07c496a000)
	libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007f07c4765000)
	libz.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libz.so.1 (0x00007f07c454e000)
	libbz2.so.1.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libbz2.so.1.0 (0x00007f07c433e000)
	librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007f07c4135000)
	libuuid.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libuuid.so.1 (0x00007f07c3f30000)
	/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f07c7305000)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (100, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.8-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages aptitude depends on:
ii  aptitude-common 
ii  libapt-pkg4.12  
ii  libboost-iostreams1.49.0  1.49.0-3.2
ii  libc6                     2.17-2
ii  libcwidget3               0.5.16-3.4
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.7.2-5
ii  libncursesw5              5.9-10
ii  libsigc++-2.0-0c2a        2.2.10-0.2
ii  libsqlite3-0    
ii  libstdc++6                4.8.0-7
ii  libtinfo5                 5.9-10
ii  libxapian22               1.2.12-2

Versions of packages aptitude recommends:
ii  apt-xapian-index                0.45
ii  aptitude-doc-en [aptitude-doc]
ii  libparse-debianchangelog-perl   1.2.0-1
ii  sensible-utils                  0.0.7

Versions of packages aptitude suggests:
pn  debtags  <none>
pn  tasksel  <none>

-- no debconf information

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