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Re: Can aptitude be rebuilt on stable?

On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 02:09:43PM +0100, Martin Zobel-Helas <zobel@ftbfs.de> was heard to say:
> On Sun Dec 30, 2007 at 11:44:35 -0800, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> >   I was recently reminded that the version of aptitude in etch still
> > has bug #415468, now re-opened as bug #438725.  To summarize, it means
> > that aptitude's manpage looks like this:
> > 
> >            To select a particular version of the package, append
> >            “\fB=<version>\fR” to the package name: for instance,
> >            “\fBaptitude install apt=0.3.1\fR”. Similarly, to select a
> >            package from a particular archive, append “\fB/<archive>\fR”
> >            to the package name: for instance, “\fBaptitude install
> yes, that looks ugly.
> >   This has been fixed for a long time in unstable, but the fix didn't
> > make it into etch.  Luckily, the version of DocBook that shipped with
> > etch generates correct output for the version of the aptitude
> > documentation that shipped with etch.  So all that's needed is a simple
> > rebuild and aptitude's manpages will be readable again.
> > 
> >   Is it possible that an aptitude rebuild could be worked into the next
> > stable revision?
> Actually, i do not see the severity for this bug to be release-critical.
> It looks ugly, but hey, one can still read it. So i would say: no. Luk,
> Andi, if you are different opinion, please say so.

  OK, that's what I more-or-less expected, but I figured I had an
obligation to at least try, once, to get a useful manpage into stable. :)
Maybe I'll see about making my own repository with a fixed version.


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