Bug#253860: dpkg -l | cat still truncates information
On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 07:04:19PM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-06-14 at 13:25 +0200, Hervé Eychenne wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 14, 2004 at 09:11:00AM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2004-06-11 at 16:08 +0200, Hervé Eychenne wrote:
> > > > $ dpkg -l
> > > > truncates information to the terminal width. So be it.
> > > >
> > > > But
> > > > $ dpkg -l | cat
> > > > still truncates information, which is clearly wrong.
> > > >
> > > > Note:
> > > > $ ps | cat
> > > > has the right kind of expected behavior instead.
> > > >
> > > Yeah, this is an *old* bug ... there's no need to file it again.
> > Oh yes, sorry.
> > But I cannot understand the arguments used by some Debian developpers
> > ("use COLUMN environment, dpkg-query") in this bug thread, that seem to
> > have been invented just to avoid simply fixing this.
> It's somewhere near the middle of my personal TODO list, because it
> annoys the crap out of me. It'll be post-sarge though, because changing
> an external interface (no matter how poor) right before a release is
Right before? Are you really sure of that? Very unfortunately, everything
I see goes in the sense of a release not occuring before at least
6 months (the installer, documentation issues, kernel firmware inclusion,
and maybe more to come... :-( ).
Moreover, I hardly see scripts rely on the output of "dpkg -l", as
everyone knows the information is truncated!
Do you really want users of Debian stable to be affected by this
"bug" for the next 2.5 years?
So... don't you think that not doing anything would be a little too
conservative, on this one?
> > And if it is _that_ old, I cannot understand why it is still not
> > fixed! Especially considering that the patch would be quite small...
> > Do you want me to write this patch?
> There is already a patch in the BTS, I believe.
Did you see old this patch is? I can hardly believe it has not
been included already... :-)
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