Bug#344947: kdm: NEWS file not displayed on upgrade
tags 344947 pending
On Tuesday 27 December 2005 15:35, Ross Boylan wrote:
> Package: kdm
> Version: 4:3.4.2-4
> Severity: normal
> I recently upgraded from 3.3 to 3.4 in testing. There is a
> NEWS.Debian entry about KDM (and some other things), but it was not
> displayed. I have enables apt-listchanges, and in the same upgrade I
> did get NEWS items about other packages.
> I've seen this with other packages, and it is usually the result of
> some misformatting of the entry, which is supposed to follow the same
> format as the changelogs. The format looks OK to me, but perhaps the
> problem is that the line identifying the version names kdebase rather
> than kdm as the package. Since the NEWS.Debian file was installed
> under /usr/share/doc/kdm/ and not under /usr/share/doc/kdebase/,
> perhaps that is causing the confusion.
> This would be good to fix, as displaying the appropriate NEWS items is
> the way to put critical upgrade information where people will have
> trouble missing it.
It seems that apt-listchanges works if the NEWS is installed in all binary
packages from a given source, so I've made the necessary packagine changes
(which will be present in the next upload). Many packages also ship their
NEWS this way, so it's hardly without precedent.