[Aptitude-devel] Bug#934135: aptitude: depends on libparse-debianchangelog-perl that has no upstream maintainer

Guillem Jover guillem at debian.org
Wed Aug 7 13:06:31 BST 2019

Package: aptitude
Severity: important
User: debian-perl at lists.debian.org
Usertags: libparse-debian-changelog-perl-removal
Tags: patch


aptitude Recommends libparse-debianchangelog-perl, which has had no
upstream maintainer since 2011.

The Debian Perl group has decided today that theye do not want
libparse-debianchangelog-perl to be included in the Bullseye release,
unless someone steps up and volunteers to be its upstream maintainer:
see https://bugs.debian.org/933128, where you can discuss the options.

I'm attaching an old patch I had around, which I thought I had sent
out, but apparently not (perhaps only on IRC), to switch to
libdpkg-perl's parser which is the successor of this package.

I'm not sure right now whether there was some problem with the patch,
I'll try to retest it in the coming days in case no one beats me to
it, but just wanted to put this out there to avoid any work duplication.

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