Re: Can aptitude be rebuilt on stable?
On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 02:09:43PM +0100, Martin Zobel-Helas <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.