[Aptitude-devel] Bug#357542: aptitude: changelog display does not work on recent uploads

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 04:06:47 UTC 2014

Control: tags -1 + moreinfo

[Waiting on feedback whether this is still an issue on the new
changelog service run by ftp-master.]

On 31 January 2014 20:32, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo
<manuel.montezelo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Control: owner -1 !
> This can probably be fixed now by downloading the files from the
> target distribution, when the first attempt to get by package name and
> version fails, e.g.:
> experimental_changelog
> unstable_changelog

After more consideration, I am not really fond of this proposal
because it disregards the user request.

aptitude changelog foo=VER  << explicit request for specified version
aptitude changelog foo << implicit request for candidate version

Error checking is generally being tightened in aptitude, and that
includes cases where the users request can not be fulfilled.

Anyway, whether this remains an issue using the new changelog service
should be seen first before taking further action.


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