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Bug#529540: Debian changelogs online?


* Toni Mueller <toni@debian.org> [2009-12-01 10:12:20 CET]:
> it appears to me that Debian changelogs are not online via the package
> pages (eg: http://packages.debian.org/lenny/php-pear  ->
> http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/p/php5/php5_5.2.6.dfsg.1-1+lenny4/changelog
> -> 404 Not Found)
> when the current version of the package was a security update. I would
> like to know whether this is a bug in the system, or whether this is
> intentional.

 This is not intentional but an unfortunate bug that is hard to work
around. packages.debian.org extracts changelogs, copyright files and
similar from the pool. Given that security (and likewise with packages
from debports and backports, just for completeness) is living in a
completely different pool that packages.debian.org doesn't have a direct
access to it's not too easy to fix this issue properly.

 If someone is willing to dig into the issue, help is definitely wanted.
The source code for packages.debian.org can be fetched from this git
repository: <http://git.debian.org/?p=webwml/packages.git;a=summary>
I plan to dig into the packages sources myself within the next weeks but
I can't (and won't) promise anything, especially not within a timely

 Thanks. :)

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