News for package dpkg

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Format: 3.0 (native)
Source: dpkg
Binary: libdpkg-dev, dpkg, dpkg-dev, libdpkg-perl, dselect
Architecture: any all
Version: 1.18.2
Origin: debian
Maintainer: Dpkg Developers <[email protected]>
Uploaders: Guillem Jover <[email protected]>
Standards-Version: 3.9.6
Vcs-Git: git://
Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 9), pkg-config, flex, gettext (>= 0.19), po4a (>= 0.41), zlib1g-dev, libbz2-dev, liblzma-dev, libselinux1-dev (>= 1.28-4) [linux-any], libkvm-dev [kfreebsd-any], libncursesw5-dev, libio-string-perl <!nocheck>
 dpkg deb admin required arch=any essential=yes
 dpkg-dev deb utils optional arch=all
 dselect deb admin optional arch=any
 libdpkg-dev deb libdevel optional arch=any
 libdpkg-perl deb perl optional arch=all
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 11484f2a73d027d696e720a60380db71978bb5c06cd88fe30c291e069ac457a4 4345224 dpkg_1.18.2.tar.xz
 63b9d869081ec49adeef6c5ff62d6576 4345224 dpkg_1.18.2.tar.xz

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dpkg (1.18.2) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Guillem Jover ]
  * Fix plural form translations for single plural languages. Closes: #790025
  * Add new dpkg-buildpackage -J option, which is a safe version of -j.
  * Fix dpkg-gencontrol to add correct binary filename to debian/files,
    even when overriding the Package field value with the -D option.
    Reported by Niels Thykier <[email protected]>.
  * Move the implicit build-essential:native Build-Depends from
    dpkg-checkbuilddeps to a new vendor hook, as it is Debian-specific.
  * Add support for ignoring built-in build dependencies and conflicts
    with the new «dpkg-buildpackage --ignore-builtin-builddeps» and
    «dpkg-checkbuilddeps -I» options. Closes: #480638, #571671
  * When sys_siglist is defined in the system, try to use NSIG as we cannot
    compute the array size with sizeof(). If NSIG is missing fallback to 32
    items. Prompted by Igor Pashev <[email protected]>.
  * Use string_to_security_class() instead of a literal SECCLASS value in
    the setexecfilecon() libcompat function, as <selinux/flask.h> is now
  * Switch libdpkg xz compressor to use CRC64 for integrity checks, to match
    the default on the command-line tool, which should provide slightly better
    detection against damaged data, at a negligible speed difference.
  * Only use the SHELL environment variable for interactive shells.
    Closes: #788819
  * Move tar option --no-recursion before -T in dpkg-deb. With tar > 1.28 the
    --no-recursion option is now positional, and needs to be passed before
    the -T option, otherwise the tarball will end up with duplicated entries.
    Thanks to Richard Purdie <[email protected]>.
  * Add an extra level of escaping for double $(evals) in
    and, so that the variables are computed lazily again.
    Regression introduced in dpkg 1.16.2. Closes: #793330
  * Add binary packages Essential information to Package-List field in the
    .dsc file, as optional essential=yes entries. This allows precomputing
    the pseudo-essential set before starting an architecture bootstrap.
  * Perl modules:
    - Remove non-functional timezone name support from
    - Use Time::Piece (part of the perl core distribution) instead of
      Date::Parse in Dpkg::Changelog::Entry::Debian. This reduces the build
      and run-time dependencies, and helps architecture bootstrapping.
    - Simplify distribution splitting in Dpkg::Changelog::Entry::Debian.
    - Add new function changelog_parse_plugin() in Dpkg::Changelog::Parse.
    - Add new function changelog_parse_debian() in Dpkg::Changelog::Parse, and
      use it in changelog_parse() instead of the external plugin parser when
      the input format is “debian”. This significantly speeds up the parsing.
    - Remove trailing space before handling blank line dot-separator in
      Dpkg::Control::HashCore. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.0.
      Reported by Jakub Wilk <[email protected]>. Closes: #789580
    - Allow the Maintainer field in CTRL_FILE_STATUS.
    - Import make_path from File::Path in Dpkg::Source::Package::V2.
      Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.0. Closes: #789957
    - Make the BinaryFiles subpackage self-contained by explicitly importing
      File::Spec in Dpkg::Source::Package::V2.
    - Do not exclude pre-existing symlinks when unpacking the debian/ tarball
      in Dpkg::Source::Package::V2. Closes: #790073, #791535
    - Disable the thread sanitizer when the address sanitizer is enabled
      in Dpkg::Vendor::Debian as these are mutually incompatible, and make
      sanitize=+all not work at all.
    - Allow colons (:) in added filenames in Dpkg::Dist::Files, which can be
      present when the upstream version contains colons. Regression introduced
      in dpkg 1.18.0. Reported by Jakub Wilk <[email protected]>.
    - Future-proof tar invocations in Dpkg::Source::Archive for options that
      might become positional in the future, and by always placing function
      options first.
    - Make the dependency comparison deep by comparing not only the first
      dependency alternative, to get them sorted in a reproducible way.
      Based on a patch by Chris Lamb <[email protected]>. Closes: #792491
    - Support spaces in symbol names in Dpkg::Shlibs::Objdump. This is
      required by Go shared libraries. Closes: #785344
      Based on a patch by Michael Hudson-Doyle <[email protected]>.
  * Test suite:
    - Set SIGINT, SIGTERM and SIGPIPE to their default actions to get
      deterministic behavior.
    - Add test cases for the makefile snippets.
    - Delete DEB_VENDOR from the environment to get reliable results.
  * Packaging:
    - Make the libdpkg-dev package Multi-Arch:same.
    - Mark libio-string-perl as <!nocheck>.
  * Documentation:
    - Fix grammar in dpkg-architecture(1).
      Thanks to Chris Lamb <[email protected]>. Closes: #787616
    - Use the feature area name in the dpkg-buildflags(1) subsection title.
    - Document DPKG_HOOK_ACTION also in dpkg(1) ENVIRONMENT section.
    - Clarify when some features where added in man pages.
    - Document --yet-to-unpack, --predep-packages and all --assert-<feature>
      commands as supported in both «dpkg --help» and dpkg(1).
    - Document abitable in dpkg-architecture(1).
    - Clarify that an architecture wildcard is a Debian thing in
    - Document multiarch triplet in dpkg-architecture(1) TERMS section.
    - Remove “my” keyword from Dpkg perl modules function prototypes.
    - Say FUNCTIONS instead of METHODS for Dpkg modules when appropriate.
    - Fix POD syntax inside verbatim paragraph in Dpkg::Changelog.
    - Document and mark Dpkg::Arch as a public module.
    - Fix Dpkg::Changelog::Parse::changelog_parse documentation.

  [ Updated programs translations ]
  * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #789097
  * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo). Closes: #787986
  * Turkish (Mert Dirik). Closes: #788211
  * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân).

  [ Updated manpages translations ]
  * German (Helge Kreutzmann).

  [ Updated dselect translations ]
  * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #789096

  [ Updated scripts translations ]
  * German (Helge Kreutzmann).

 -- Guillem Jover <[email protected]>  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:40:21 +0200