Re: RFH: APT
On Fri, 22 Nov 2002, Adam Heath wrote:
> Well, on this note, the version stuff is no longer a problem. I ported the
> dpkg version to apt, and did an upgrade of 180 megs. Seemed to run fine.
Well, lets look at the diffs..
The verison compare switch is a bit sloppy, the style is wrong, the
comments were not updated and some dead code was not removed. I've fixed
The timegm thing, C++ fixes and i18n stuff looks just fine. The change in
the signature for the Configure::Dump function does require a soname bump,
I belive that has already been done for other reasons, but double check
when you make the .deb..
This seems to be a bad change:
The bug is asking for -n to == --names-only, not --all-names. I'd use
something different than -n personally, -n is generally no-action.
Significant changes to the output of apt-get does require a documentation
update. The howto contains some 'screen dump' snippits which are surely
out of date now.
The change to the RSH method lacks a range check, too many args will smash
> As for translated package descriptions, are those that have done work there
> listening? Could you speak up, and show how you have modified apt?
There was recently a large batch that I sent to the deity list..
> Where can I find more info about the Release file changes?
Couple people have been working on a patch, I'd save that for another
Have you dropped something in experimental yet?