Bug#545402: NEWS.Debian abuse

Joey Hess joeyh at debian.org
Sun Sep 6 22:30:58 UTC 2009

Package: audacity
Version: 1.3.7-3
Severity: normal

audacity (1.3.8-1) experimental; urgency=low

  * This release is not compatible to the ffmpeg 0.5 series.

 -- Benjamin Drung <bdrung at ubuntu.com>  Tue, 25 Aug 2009 03:28:39 +0200

This feels like NEWS.Debian abuse because it:

- Documents some sort of problem without explaining what the user
  is supposed to do about it.
- Surely is something that can be handled by dependencies /
  conflicts / breaks?

(BTW, you're not supposed to bullet items in NEWS.Debian with

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.31-rc3-486
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages audacity depends on:
ii  audacity-data          1.3.7-3           A fast, cross-platform audio edito
ii  libasound2             1.0.20-4          shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libc6                  2.9-25            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libexpat1              2.0.1-4           XML parsing C library - runtime li
ii  libflac++6             1.2.1-2+b1        Free Lossless Audio Codec - C++ ru
ii  libflac8               1.2.1-2+b1        Free Lossless Audio Codec - runtim
ii  libgcc1                1:4.4.1-3         GCC support library
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.20.4-1          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.16.5-1          The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libid3tag0             0.15.1b-10        ID3 tag reading library from the M
ii  libjack0               0.116.2+svn3592-2 JACK Audio Connection Kit (librari
ii  libmad0                0.15.1b-4         MPEG audio decoder library
ii  libogg0                1.1.4~dfsg-1      Ogg bitstream library
ii  libsamplerate0         0.1.7-2           audio rate conversion library
ii  libsndfile1            1.0.20-1+b1       Library for reading/writing audio 
ii  libsoundtouch1c2       1.3.1-2           sound stretching library
ii  libstdc++6             4.4.1-3           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libtwolame0            0.3.12-1          MPEG Audio Layer 2 encoding librar
ii  libvorbis0a            1.2.0.dfsg-6      The Vorbis General Audio Compressi
ii  libvorbisenc2          1.2.0.dfsg-6      The Vorbis General Audio Compressi
ii  libvorbisfile3         1.2.0.dfsg-6      The Vorbis General Audio Compressi
ii  libwxbase2.8-0         wxBase library (runtime) - non-GUI
ii  libwxgtk2.8-0         wxWidgets Cross-platform C++ GUI t

Versions of packages audacity recommends:
ii  libavcodec52         4:0.5+svn20090706-2 ffmpeg codec library
ii  libavformat52        4:0.5+svn20090706-2 ffmpeg file format library

Versions of packages audacity suggests:
pn  ladspa-plugin                 <none>     (no description available)
pn  libmp3lame0                   <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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