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Bug#503151: marked as done (bchunk: Man page is a bit confusing)

Your message dated Wed, 28 Mar 2012 15:17:56 +0000
with message-id <E1SCudI-0008QC-8v@franck.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#503151: fixed in bchunk 1.2.0-12
has caused the Debian Bug report #503151,
regarding bchunk: Man page is a bit confusing
to be marked as done.

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Package: bchunk
Severity: normal

The man page (and help) are a bit confusing because they imply that you
can convert any .bin/.cue pair to WAV files. Also, it implies that CDR
format audio is a selectable output.

Finally, it implies that the default mode is to generate ISO images.

None of this is quite true, as far as I can see from looking at the

First, the output type depends on the input type. I found this out the
hard way, partly by having an incorrect CUE file. Secondly, no ISO image
is generated; as far as I can see, the data is just copied, so if the
input is in ISO format, the output will be. On the other hand, if the
input is raw audio data, the output will be CDR or WAV (the latter if -w
is given).

This point (the output format depends on the input format) needs to be
made in the man page. The basic idea is that audio input gives CDR or
(with -w) WAV output, whereas other forms of input give ISO output. This
means that -p and -r only make sense for MODE2/2352 input (it should be
made clear in the help that it's the input that is meant, not the

It may be worth verifying this with upstream, as I don't really know
anything about all this stuff, I just played with the program and read
the source. But for casual users (I was just trying to help a friend who
was sent a .cue and .bin file from a recording of a concert he did) it
would help make bchunk a program one can just use quickly once with only
the usual "google, apt-get install, man, run" use of one shot
converters, rather than getting exceedingly puzzled. Though I admit I
would still have had to notice that the cue file gave the wrong format.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages bchunk depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.7-14     GNU C Library: Shared libraries

bchunk recommends no packages.

bchunk suggests no packages.

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Source: bchunk
Source-Version: 1.2.0-12

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

  to main/b/bchunk/bchunk_1.2.0-12.debian.tar.gz
  to main/b/bchunk/bchunk_1.2.0-12.dsc
  to main/b/bchunk/bchunk_1.2.0-12_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 503151@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Praveen Arimbrathodiyil <pravi.a@gmail.com> (supplier of updated bchunk package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 16:28:08 +0530
Source: bchunk
Binary: bchunk
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 1.2.0-12
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Praveen Arimbrathodiyil <pravi.a@gmail.com>
Changed-By: Praveen Arimbrathodiyil <pravi.a@gmail.com>
 bchunk     - CD image format conversion from bin/cue to iso/cdr
Closes: 503151 540585
 bchunk (1.2.0-12) unstable; urgency=low
   * New maintainer. (Closes: #540585)
   * Clarify input and output formats. (Closes: #503151)
     - Thanks to Reuben Thomas for the suggestion.
   * Add versioned dependency for debhelper (>= 7.0.50~).
   * Remove quilt dependency and make source format '3.0 (quilt)'.
   * make debhelper compatibility to 9 for hardened build flags.
   * Add vcs fields.
   * Add watch file.
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 16ce4702af38904a1ae082393e3d5a6d 14934 otherosfs optional bchunk_1.2.0-12_amd64.deb

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