dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1 source package in Ubuntu


dpkg (1.18.4ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * Merge from Debian testing; remaining changes in the Ubuntu delta:
    - Change native source version/format mismatch errors into warnings
      until the dust settles on Debian bug 737634 about override options.
    - Add DPKG_UNTRANSLATED_MESSAGES environment check so that higher-level
      tools can get untranslated dpkg terminal log messages while at the
      same time having translated debconf prompts.
    - Special-case arm{el,hf} ELF objects in Shlibs/Objdump.pm for multilib.
    - Map unqualified package names of multiarch-same packages to the native
      arch instead of throwing an error, so that we don't break on upgrade
      when there are unqualified names stored in the dpkg trigger database.
    - Apply a workaround from mvo to consider ^rc packages as multiarch,
      during the dpkg consistency checks. (see LP: 1015567 and 1057367).
    - Carry over Breaks/Conflicts for triggers/upgrades until post-16.04.

dpkg (1.18.4) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ Guillem Jover ]
  * Switch dpkg-scansources and dpkg-scanpackages to use File::Find instead
    of find(1), as the former is more portable with more consistent behavior,
    and always canonicalizes the pathnames. Closes: #800649
  * Initialize Config-Version also for packages previously in triggers-pending
    state, otherwise we end up not passing the previously configured version
    to «postinst configure», which might consider this a first install instead
    of an upgrade. Closes: #801156
  * Fix memory leaks in «dpkg --verify» and dpkg infodb format upgrade logic.
  * Merge all update-alternatives action handling into a single if-else-if
    block, to unify the code an allow a future switch into a shared library.
  * Perform any necessary cleanups on normal exit from dpkg-divert --add and
    --remove commands.
  * Make dpkg-architecture warning on non-matching GNU system type compiler
  * Add ‘.gitreview’ to the default dpkg-source ignore lists.
  * Add support for DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_DEBUG environment variable to dpkg.
  * Fix dpkg-checkbuilddeps exit code to be 1 instead of a random error value
    on unsatisfied dependencies. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.3.
  * Fix an off-by-one write access in dpkg-deb when parsing the old format
    .deb control member size. Thanks to Hanno Böck <email address hidden>.
    Fixes CVE-2015-0860.
  * Fix an off-by-one read access in dpkg-deb when parsing ar member names.
    Thanks to Hanno Böck <email address hidden>.
  * Add experimental multithreaded xz compression support in libdpkg, which
    requires xz >= 5.2.0.
  * Fix physical file offset comparison in dpkg. Closes: #808912
    Thanks to Yuri Gribov <email address hidden>.
  * Fix usage of dpkg-architecture -s after other action options.
    Reported by Niels Thykier <email address hidden>.
  * Add NIOS2 support to cputable. Thanks to Marek Vasut <email address hidden>.
  * On Debian and derivatives enable timeless build flag feature by default.
    Thanks to Paul Wise <email address hidden>. Closes: #805872
  * Perl modules:
    - Add support for Build-Essential field. Closes: #806315
  * Test suite:
    - Improve perl code test coverage.
  * Build system:
    - Set PERL5LIB globally for the test suite to the local modules directory,
      to avoid using the system modules. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.8.
      Reported by Jérémy Bobbio <email address hidden>. Closes: #801329
    - Use absolute buildir pathnames in PATH variable for the test suite.
    - Descend into scripts directory when cleaning up code coverage files.
    - Add new configure option --disable-devel-docs to select the kind of docs
      to generate, default for now is development documentation.
    - Try to use AM_GNU_GETTEXT_REQUIRE_VERSION to benefit from the latest
      installed gettext version, while guaranteeing a minimal required version.
  * Packaging:
    - Add missing Build-Depends for restriction formula support.
  * Documentation:
    - Move description for “target architecture” from the dpkg-architecture(1)
      ‘-A’ option to the TERMS section. Closes: #799046
    - Clarify that the md5sum check on «dpkg --verify» is performed on the
      file contents, and failures denote changed content. Closes: #760248
    - Document that dpkg-buildpacakge -nc -S implies -d.
    - Clarify role of Build-Depends in deb-src-control(5).
      Prompted by Johannes Schauer <email address hidden>.
    - Document supported feature areas.
    - Clarify in dpkg-query(1) when binary:Package gets arch-qualified.
      Closes: #801958
    - Add a subsection separating external from internal environment variables
      in dpkg(1).

  [ Updated programs translations ]
  * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #800513
  * Japanese (Kenshi Muto). Closes: #799432
  * Turkish (Mert Dirik). Closes: #799875

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

  [ Updated manpages translations ]
  * German (Helge Kreutzmann, Julian R). Closes: #807156

 -- Adam Conrad <email address hidden>  Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:24:21 -0700

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  - Dpkg::BuildOptions: parse and manipulate DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS
  - Dpkg::BuildProfile: parse and manipulate build profiles
  - Dpkg::Changelog: parse changelogs
  - Dpkg::Changelog::Entry: represents a changelog entry
  - Dpkg::Changelog::Parse: generic changelog parser for dpkg-parsechangelog
  - Dpkg::Checksums: generate and parse checksums
  - Dpkg::Compression: simple database of available compression methods
  - Dpkg::Compression::Process: wrapper around compression tools
  - Dpkg::Compression::FileHandle: transparently (de)compress files
  - Dpkg::Conf: parse dpkg configuration files
  - Dpkg::Control: parse and manipulate Debian control information
    (.dsc, .changes, Packages/Sources entries, etc.)
  - Dpkg::Control::Changelog: represent fields output by dpkg-parsechangelog
  - Dpkg::Control::Fields: manage (list of known) control fields
  - Dpkg::Control::Hash: parse and manipulate a block of RFC822-like fields
  - Dpkg::Control::Info: parse files like debian/control
  - Dpkg::Deps: parse and manipulate dependencies
  - Dpkg::Exit: push, pop and run exit handlers
  - Dpkg::Gettext: wrapper around Locale::gettext
  - Dpkg::IPC: spawn sub-processes and feed/retrieve data
  - Dpkg::Index: collections of Dpkg::Control (Packages/Sources files for
  - Dpkg::Interface::Storable: base object serializer
  - Dpkg::Path: common path handling functions
  - Dpkg::Source::Package: extract Debian source packages
  - Dpkg::Substvars: substitute variables in strings
  - Dpkg::Vendor: identify current distribution vendor
  - Dpkg::Version: parse and manipulate Debian package versions
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