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

Guillem Jover guillem at debian.org
Fri Aug 9 03:57:40 BST 2019


On Thu, 2019-08-08 at 01:49:24 +0200, Axel Beckert wrote:
> Guillem Jover wrote:
> > 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.
> Yay, thanks! I really didn't want to go back to dpkg-parsechangelog
> which would pull in whole dpkg-dev.

> Looks fine on a first glance. I though nowadays would probably replace
> "-e" with "-E". But that's details.
> But seeq also my reply to your mail in the thread of
> https://bugs.debian.org/933128 — waiting for a reply there before
> continuing here...

After some thought, I think a local aptitude-specific wrapper might be
even better and obviates the question of whether dpkg-parsechangelog
should be moved or not. :)

See the attached patch, which has seen no testing, but can do that
once and if it is deemed a good path forward.

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