Bug#485809: marked as done (bsdmainutils: [columns] -n option not documented as a debian extension)
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has caused the Debian Bug report #485809,
regarding bsdmainutils: [columns] -n option not documented as a debian extension
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The "-n" option seems to be a debian only extension added to fix
The man page suggests that it is the column from 4.3BSD-Reno as
found on all BSDs and most Linux for decades.
So I've been fooled into thinking the "-n" option was portable
to all those free software Unices.
It would be nice if the fact that "-n" is debian-specific was
documented in the HISTORY or PORTABILITY section of the man
column is available on BSDs and most Linux distributions. -n
is a debian extension.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 188.8.131.52
Locale: LANG=en_GB.ISO-8859-15, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.ISO-8859-15 (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages bsdmainutils depends on:
ii bsdutils 1:184.108.40.206-1 Basic utilities from 4.4BSD-Lite
ii debianutils 2.28.6 Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii libc6 2.7-11 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii libncurses5 5.6+20080503-1 Shared libraries for terminal hand
bsdmainutils recommends no packages.
-- no debconf information
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Date: Sat, 07 Nov 2009 12:31:56 +0100
Architecture: source amd64
Maintainer: Debian Bsdmainutils Team <email@example.com>
Changed-By: Michael Meskes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
bsdmainutils - collection of more utilities from FreeBSD
Closes: 264996 280176 293689 315664 319952 335087 337311 348032 358609 361223 367299 368384 381114 382638 388153 401091 413900 415057 431930 446547 455248 472355 474600 484579 485809 487985 493759 497014 498232 503276 507602 516271 525925 528657 542229 543833 547622 554561
bsdmainutils (8.0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Added patch system to be able to track upstream's source more
* Updated ncal to the latest upstream version. (Closes: #415057)
* New maintainers. (Closes: #543833)
* Bumped Standards version to 3.8.3, no update needed.
* Made ncal find the first day of the week automatically.
* Added -3 option to cal and ncal. (Closes: #497014)
* Made ncal cope with longer month names. (Closes: #528657)
* Document that cal always prints 8 lines. (Closes: #367299)
* Made ncal catch incorrect year parameter. (Closes: #431930)
* Made ncal use locale information for knowing how to display week.
* Updated col to the latest FreeBSD version.
(Closes: #319952, #348032, #484579)
* Patched col to recognize a single non-empty line without newline.
* Updated colrm to the latest FreeBSD version. (Closes: #516271)
* Updated column to latest FreeBSD version. (Closes: #368384)
* Made column react more gracefully upon reading empty fields.
* Re-added '-n' option to column and documented it as a Debian
extension. (Closes: #485809)
* Updated colcrt to the latest FreeBSD version.
* Updated banner to latest FreeBSD version.
* Renamed banner to printerbanner. (Closes: #315664)
* Updated hexdump to its latest FreeBSD version.
* Bumped debhelper compat level.
* Added patch to prevent segfault in case an empty repetition is
given. (Closes: #498232)
* Added patch to make hd ignore -C option. (Closes: #487985)
* Updated from to latest FreeBSD version.
* Updated ul to latest FreeBSD version but kept our changes
* Updated lorder to latest version from OpenBSD.
* Re-added patch that makes lorder use signal names instead of
* Updated look to latest version from FreeBSD. (Closes: #547622)
* Reimplemented and documented -b option for look. (Closes: #264996)
* Update write to the latest FreeBSD version.
* Allow writing from a terminal that has mesg n set. (Closes: #455248)
* Updated calendar binary to latest version from OpenBSD. (Closes: #503276)
* Patched new calendar sources to use wide-character functions.
* Created patch to put Debian specific options back into calendar
tool. (Closes: #293689)
* Updated all calendars from their FreeBSD sources.
(Closes: #388153, #413900, #446547, #542229)
* Added/Fixed some calendar entries as reported by Debian users.
(Closes: #554561, #337311, #525925, #493759, #381114, #280176))
* Added Kazakhstan holiday calendar. (Closes: #358609)
* Updated Ubuntu calendar. (Closes: #474600)
* Removed double word in manpage. (Closes: #401091)
* Changed patch of source.data.gz mentioned in README. (Closes: #507602)
* Added lintian override for setgid write binary.
* Bumped version to 8.0.1 because we are using sources from FreeBSD 8 now.
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