RFS: apt-show-versions (NMU, perl)
I am looking for a sponsor for my non-maintainer upload of
package "apt-show-versions" to DELAYED/<something>.
* Package name : apt-show-versions
Version : 0.16+nmu1
Upstream Author : Christoph Martin <christoph.martin@.uni-mainz.de>
(he is also the maintainer of this package)
* License : GPL-2
Section : admin
It builds these binary packages:
apt-show-versions - lists available package versions with distribution
The package appears to be lintian clean.
The upload would fix this bug 612765 , which fixes the inability of
a-s-v to parse the InRelease files APT downloads since version 0.8.11
if available (which is true for at least the debian archive).
The result is that the default output shows:
apt/unknown uptodate 0.8.11.5
Note the 'unknown' as it can't find the Release file to parse the codename.
So the bug isn't critical at all, "just" annoying for a user and depending
on your user pattern could be severity 'important'…
(given that it breaks the usecase depicted in the short description)
I am not a perl programmer nor even a regular user of a-s-v, so i would
prefer if someone with at least a bit of perl knowledge could have a look,
through the fix is just a trivial one line change.
I have also fixed a few lintian warnings in this upload to make the package
a bit more robust, but i am free to remove them if a sponsor would prefer it.
Looking at the other packages of the Maintainer it seems like he is
unfortunately MIA btw.
(And to make it clear: I don't intend to adopt/take over this package.)
The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
- URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/a/apt-show-versions
- Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable
main contrib non-free
- dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/a/apt-show-versions/apt-show-versions_0.16+nmu1.dsc
I would be glad if someone uploaded this package for me.