APT 0.3.7 Released!
The Debian APT team would like to announce the release of the
latest version of APT, the next-generation packaging tool for
Debian GNU/Linux, version 0.3.7!
This release fixes many bugs, and now APT supports downloading of the
source to any Debian package! By running the command 'apt-get source
packagename' APT will automatically fetch the original source .tar.gz
and Debian .diff.gz patch and extract them into a directory. Now it's
easy to build your own .deb packages from source without hunting
through the FTP archives.
Make sure to update your /etc/apt/source.list with a line like:
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
so APT knows how to download source.
Here is a list of bugs fixed in APT 0.3.7:
* Fixed missing text in the apt-get(8) page. Closes: #37596
* Made --simulate and friends work with apt-get source. Closes: #37597, #37656
* Fixed inclusion of man pages in the -doc/-dev package. Closes: #37633, #38651
* Fixed handling of the -q option with not-entirely integer arguments
* Man page typo Closes: #37762
* Fixed parsing of the Source: line. Closes: #37679
* Dpkg/dpkg-hurd source bug. Closes: #38004, #38032
* Added a check for an empty cache directory. Closes: #37963
* Return a failure code if -d is given and packages fail to download.
* Arranged for an ftp proxy specifing an http server to work. See the
important note in the sources.list man page.
* Accounted for resumed files in the cps calculation. Closes: #36787
* Deal with duplicate same version different packages. Closes: #30237
* Added --no-download. Closes: #38095
* Order of apt-cdrom dist detection. Closes: #38139
* Fix apt-cdrom chop handling and missing lines. Closes: #37276
* IPv6 http support
* Suggests dpkg-dev for apt-get source. Closes: #38158
* Fixed typo in apt-get help. Closes: #38712
* Improved the error message in the case of broken held package. Closes: #38777
* Fixed handling of MD5 failures
* Documented list notation Closes: #39008
* Change the 'b' to 'B'. Closes: #39007
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