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Bug#362671: marked as done (apt-listbugs: bad control file parsing; sends the long description to dpkg --compare-versions)

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and subject line Bug#362671: fixed in apt-listbugs 0.0.51
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Package: apt-listbugs
Version: 0.0.49
Severity: important
Justification: There are 2 packages whose upgrade will probably confuse apt-listbugs; just apt-cache dumpavail |grep -E '.(Package|Version):'

dist-upgrading today brought me this fine message from dpkg:
  version a has bad syntax: version string has embedded spaces

It turns out that apt-listbugs is sending the long description of "wv"
to dpkg --compare-versions:

[pid  6294] execve("/usr/bin/dpkg", ["/usr/bin/dpkg", "--compare-versions", "Out puts the version of the Word "..., "lt", "1.0.2-0.1"], [/* 28 vars */]) = 0

The problem is that it uses /Version:/ instead of /^Version:/ (and the
same with Package:).

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Source: apt-listbugs
Source-Version: 0.0.51

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
apt-listbugs, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/a/apt-listbugs/apt-listbugs_0.0.51.dsc
  to pool/main/a/apt-listbugs/apt-listbugs_0.0.51.tar.gz
  to pool/main/a/apt-listbugs/apt-listbugs_0.0.51_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 362671@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Junichi Uekawa <dancer@debian.org> (supplier of updated apt-listbugs package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 13:20:04 +0900
Source: apt-listbugs
Binary: apt-listbugs
Architecture: source all
Version: 0.0.51
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Junichi Uekawa <dancer@debian.org>
Changed-By: Junichi Uekawa <dancer@debian.org>
 apt-listbugs - Lists critical bugs before each apt installation
Closes: 245232 253812 284434 304471 341148 341150 341844 349469 362671 374104
 apt-listbugs (0.0.51) unstable; urgency=low
   * New maintainer. (closes: #374104)
   - README.Debian, copyright: update.
   * Standards-Version: 3.7.2
   * Bug fix: "apt-listbugs: bad control file parsing; sends the long
     description to dpkg --compare-versions", thanks to James Westby
     (Closes: #362671).
   * Bug fix: "apt-listbugs: fails with not in gzip format errors", thanks
     to James Westby  (Closes: #245232).
     tested with
     echo ../apt-listbugs_0.0.50_all.deb |  /usr/sbin/apt-listbugs apt
   * Remove absolute paths of programs from maintainer scripts.
     (Closes: #341148)
   * Bug fix: "[PATCH] grammar error in apt-listbugs", thanks to Thierry
     Moisan (Closes: #341844).
   * Bug fix: "apt-listbugs: suggests reportbug but silently does nothing
     if it is not installed", thanks to Ian Campbell (Closes: #253812).
   * Pass -q to savelog in the cron script to prevent mails being sent to
     system administrator if all goes well. (Closes: #284434)
   * Bug fix: "apt-listbugs: Correction for HTML output: &gt ->
     &gt;", thanks to Frederic Bothamy (Closes: #304471).
   * Adjust Description in debian/control to have consistent line lengths.
     (Closes: #341150)
   * Remove empty debian/docs.
   * Bug fix: "apt-listbugs: [manual page] list all severities in options
     -t (bug type)", thanks to Jari Aalto (Closes: #349469).
   * Bump Build-Depends on debhelper to 5.0.0
   * fix copyright file to have the new FSF address
 a37fcca5b58c67dcba9b71769ab214ab 560 admin optional apt-listbugs_0.0.51.dsc
 1b1c4ade71eb239cec0c38c491baa19a 73376 admin optional apt-listbugs_0.0.51.tar.gz
 fee24b94dc9d741dd34d040bc5c1da14 78426 admin optional apt-listbugs_0.0.51_all.deb

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