[Aptitude-devel] Bug#982763: aptitude-doc-en: Talks about "the non-free section" — which is not a section

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Sun Feb 14 05:38:22 GMT 2021

Package: aptitude-doc-en
Version: 0.8.13-2
Severity: minor

Documenting quickly as I'm currently busy with other stuff (namely
#982716) and I don't want that I forget about it:

Citing from

> the target “?section(non-free)” will select any package in the
> non-free section.

There is no "non-free" section. "non-free" is a separate archive.

Nevertheless the example itself is still correct as these packages do
have "Section: non-free/$section" in their meta-data. But "the non-free
section" is still wrong.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (600, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'buildd-unstable'), (110, 'experimental'), (1, 'experimental-debug'), (1, 'buildd-experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 5.10.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU threads)
Locale: LANG=C.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=C.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE not set
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

aptitude-doc-en depends on no packages.

aptitude-doc-en recommends no packages.

Versions of packages aptitude-doc-en suggests:
ii  aptitude  0.8.13-2+b1

-- no debconf information

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