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dpkg 1.2.0: dselect improvements, bugfixes, new features

I don't know how stable this release will be; much has changed in
dpkg's internals.  The ELF .deb file and source tarfile should go into
the unstable tree; the a.out .deb file should go into the upgrades
directory, and the two nondebbin files in some appropriate side alley.



Date: Thu, 16 May 1996 01:51:57 +0100
Format: 1.5
Distribution: unstable
Source: dpkg
Binary: dpkg
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1.2.0
Maintainer: Ian Jackson <ian@chiark.chu.cam.ac.uk>
 dpkg: Package maintenance system for Debian Linux
 dpkg (1.2.0); priority=MEDIUM

  * dselect can sort packages by available and installed states, and
    display their version numbers.  (Use O, o and V.)
  * Hold is properly integrated as a real `wanted state', rather than
    a separate flag.
  * Epochs in version numbers implemented, using the syntax
    <epoch>:<version>-<revision>.  (Epoch not usually displayed.)
  * dselect disk method is architecture-independent (uses dpkg's
    installation architecture, and looks in the right part of the tree).

  * dselect disk method doesn't try to satisfy the predependencies of
    packages which are on hold.
  * Fixed conflict-related assertion failure.  (Bug#2784.)
  * conffiles do not cause file conflicts if the conflicting package
    is in the `configuration only' state.  (Bug#2720.)
  * Fixed messages where available version number was reported as installed
    version in conflict and dependency messages.  (Bug#2654, Bug#2974.)

  * New format .deb files are default even for a.out compiles (but
    a.out version of dpkg is in old format).
  * Characters @:= (at colon equals) in package names now strictly
    forbidden everywhere (_ is still allowed in existing packages).
  * New dpkg --print-installation-architecture option prints installation
    architecture (compiled in), rather than build architecture (determined
    from gcc -print-libgcc-file-name).

  * Version messages show whether compiled a.out or ELF (i386 only).
  * Fixed missing space in version syntax error messages.
  * Manpage dpkg.8 installed with warning about inaccuracy.

  * Guidelines don't say to stop and restart daemons in runlevels 2345;
    instead they say to start in 2345 and stop in 016.
  * Guidelines and version messages say just Debian Linux.
  * Guidelines typo fix `"stop2' => `"stop"'.  (Bug#2867.)

  * doc/Makefile.in clean properly deletes various guidelines.info* files.

 -- Ian Jackson <ian@chiark.chu.cam.ac.uk>  Thu, 16 May 1996 00:01:21 +0100
 180877f15e360e43e99c820b232fd0ed 387452 base required dpkg-1.2.0.tar.gz
 dd3eb4ef98d6112f08bb97655d9bec51 215002 base required dpkg-1.2.0elf.i386.deb
 bceb4b3bcd07e49a32fc0a4ffc7a2e97 254563 byhand - dpkg-1.2.0.i386.deb
 bce005f2584791748a0a837eca5edffb 210841 byhand - dpkg-1.2.0elf.i386.nondebbin.tar.gz
 7993a6f769a22bf8afede16b6961400e 250981 byhand - dpkg-1.2.0.i386.nondebbin.tar.gz

Version: 2.6.2i


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