Re: Question about debian/upstream reference
> Since I would consider this a bug in the parser I think filing a bug
> report is apropriate. If I understood correctly you have prepared some
> simple test scripts.
Actually, I just ran some commands within ipython. The actual problem is
most likely within libyaml.
Considering a bug report, I found this upstream ticket .
They seem to want to address the ':' problem with the implementation of
the yaml 1.2 spec , and until then propose to quote scalars that have
a colon in the flow context, and then there is also a longish discussion
about the problem .
IMHO if a bug in the Debian bug tracker should be filed, then it should
suffice to point to these information from upstream.