[Aptitude-devel] Bug#889924: Bug#889924: [aptitude] Feature request - For changelog download command, can acceptable Origins be configurable? Devuan

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Thu Feb 8 20:29:01 UTC 2018

Control: tag -1 + confirmed


OmegaPhil wrote:
> I use aptitude as a Devuan user, but with vanilla aptitude it is not
> possible to download changelogs for packages due to the hardcoded origin
> check in generic/apt/pkg_changelog.cc:check_valid_origin:
> https://sources.debian.org/src/aptitude/0.8.10-6/src/generic/apt/pkg_changelog.cc/#L691
> Please can the whitelist be user-configurable?

We should at least make this more flexible. Not sure, what's the best

There are though plans to further shrink the diff to Ubuntu by making
more stuff vendor-dependent.

And currently Ubuntu patches exactly these lines of code (plus more
related lines):

> For reference currently the recommended Devuan repo has no Origin
> specified (it used to),

That's a really bad decision. Why have they done it? They don't gain
anything from it except breaking their infrastructure and annoying
their users.

> but talking on IRC it sounds like they will fix this if aptitude is
> changed to allow non-Debian repos as a valid source.

Huh? That sounds a lot like extortion. If it was meant like that, they
won't get any farther — neither here nor anywhere else.

    Regards, Axel (running Debian Unstable with sysvinit or openrc)
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