[Aptitude-devel] Bug#755677: Bug#755677: aptitude: Recognizes "Debian Backports" packages as official for downloading changelogs on the CLI, but not in the TUI

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 01:45:24 UTC 2014

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On 22 July 2014 18:21, Axel Beckert <abe at debian.org> wrote:
> Package: aptitude
> Version: 0.6.11-1
> Control: found -1
> Hi,
> I actually ran into the following on Debian Wheezy, but then also was
> able to reproduce this in Sid:
> If I try to download and view the changelog of a package from an
> official "Debian Backports" repository
> (e.g. http://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs/main/r/redmine/wheezy-backports_changelog,
> the repository's release identification is
> "release v=,o=Debian Backports,a=wheezy-backports,n=wheezy-backports,l=Debian Backports,c=main")
> in the NCurses TUI by pressing "Shift-C", aptitude currently claims, it's
> not an official package: "You can only view changelogs of official
> Debian packages."
> And yes, there is a related fix in Sid (https://bugs.debian.org/714619),
> but only in one place out of two as it seems: only for the command line
> interface.  And indeed, if I do the same from the command line on Sid,
> it works as expected, at least in Sid: "aptitude changelog
> redmine=2.5.1-2\~bpo70+2" works fine.
> There seems to be some kind of code duplication. The according code
> locations are:

Yes.  One of the major issues attempting to be addressed on the wip
(real soon now).

The duplicated code was already removed on the 0.6.9 branch IIRC.

Thank for spotting.

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