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Bug#319952: marked as done (bsdmainutils: [col] doesn't handle UTF-8)

Your message dated Sun, 08 Nov 2009 11:02:07 +0000
with message-id <E1N75X5-0004oB-B0@ries.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#348032: fixed in bsdmainutils 8.0.1
has caused the Debian Bug report #348032,
regarding bsdmainutils: [col] doesn't handle UTF-8
to be marked as done.

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Package: man-db
Version: 2.4.3-1
Severity: normal

It looks like man outputs only ASCII7 text if the output is redirected
to a file or a pipe.  This even happens if the locale is explicitly
specified on the command line.

For example, set your locale to de_DE.UTF-8, and compare the outputs
of "man chsh", "man chsh|less" and "man -L de_DE.UTF-8|less".  The
first one outputs nice utf8 German umlaut chars, but these chars are
simply dropped in the latter two cases.

This breaks programs such as pinfo, which uses man as a backend for
displaying man pages.

I would suggest that man just looks at the current locale (or adding a
command line param that forces such behaviour).  Anyone who
wants a clean ASCII7 text can simply set the correct locale, or
specify -7 on the command line.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.9-ac6
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages man-db depends on:
ii  bsdmainutils                6.1.2        collection of more utilities from 
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]       1.4.52       Debian configuration management sy
ii  dpkg                        1.13.10      Package maintenance system for Deb
ii  groff-base           GNU troff text-formatting system (
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-22 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgdbm3                    1.8.3-2      GNU dbm database routines (runtime

man-db recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:
  man-db/build-database: true
* man-db/rebuild-database: true
* man-db/install-setuid: true

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Source: bsdmainutils
Source-Version: 8.0.1

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

  to main/b/bsdmainutils/bsdmainutils_8.0.1.dsc
  to main/b/bsdmainutils/bsdmainutils_8.0.1.tar.gz
  to main/b/bsdmainutils/bsdmainutils_8.0.1_amd64.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 348032@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Michael Meskes <meskes@debian.org> (supplier of updated bsdmainutils package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sat, 07 Nov 2009 12:31:56 +0100
Source: bsdmainutils
Binary: bsdmainutils
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 8.0.1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Bsdmainutils Team <pkg-bsdmainutils@teams.debian.net>
Changed-By: Michael Meskes <meskes@debian.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.
     (Closes: #472355)
   * 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.
     (Closes: #361223)
   * Updated col to the latest FreeBSD version.
     (Closes: #319952, #348032, #484579)
   * Patched col to recognize a single non-empty line without newline.
     (Closes: #335087)
   * 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.
     (Closes: #382638)
   * 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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