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Re: Release-critical Bugreport for January 7, 1999

mmagallo@efis.ucr.ac.cr (Marcelo E. Magallon)  wrote on 07.01.99 in <19990107095825.E522@efis.ucr.ac.cr>:

> On Thu, Jan 07, 1999 at 12:15:08AM -0600, BugScan reporter wrote:

> > Package: dpkg-dev (main)
> > Maintainer: Klee Dienes and Ian Jackson
> >   <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk> 31508  parsechangelog broken?
> Ajem... why is this release critical? (the report is vague -- it provides a
> patch, but it's vague nonetheless) ... ah, ok, I see the reason: ports (some
> package can't be built from sources)

Isn't that the bug where you have to

$ LANG= dpkg-buildpackage
$ LANG= make-kpkg         (just been bitten again by this one)

because the script in question *STILL* tests for error message text  
instead of error number?

If that's the one, then I'd say that yes, this *is* release critical. It's  
also easy to fix; just evaluate $! in numerical context instead of string  
context and it gives the error number.

MfG Kai

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