[pacman-dev] Pacman-3.5.0 bug round-up

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 12:56:50 EDT 2011

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 11:01 AM, Ray Kohler <ataraxia937 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 4:08 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Here is a list I made to help keep track of the status of issues in the
>> 3.5.0 release that I thought may be on use to others....
>> Fixed:
>> (No FS#) - reading from stdin and piping "yes"
>>  - Fix in git
Fix pushed.

>> FS#23307 - [makepkg] unexpected EOF error when parenthesis are used in
>> optdepends description
>>  - Fix attached to bug report (on Allan's working branch)
Fix pushed.

>> FS#23314 - [pacman] segfault when a database includes deltas
>>  - Fix attached to bug report (Dan to clean up)
Fix pushed.

>> FS#23315 - Makepkg gives fatal error if locale isn't set to en_US.utf8
>>  - Fix identified in bug report.  Requires adjustment to translation
Fix pushed to Transifex.

>> FS#23325 - libalpm links to many libraries
>>  - "Fix" to workaround libtool bug on mailing list
Fix pushed. Ignore my other false alarm emails, if you start with an
actual clean build things seem fine.

>> FS#23342 - --ignore'ing a package given in the arg list
>>  - Fix on mailing list (on Allan's working branch)
Fix pushed.

>> FS#23343 - Pacman does not set world readable permissions on db files (obeys
>> umask instead)
>>  - Fix attached to bug report (on Allan's working branch)
Fix pushed.

>> Bug remaining to be fixed:
>> FS#23340 - Group selection mechanism and -Sp
>>  - is this a case of excess output, or should the selection of packages be
>> able to be performed with -Sp?  I guess the former given the -Sp is intended
>> to be used in scripts?
>> FS#23322 - zsh autocompletion no longer works with pacman 3.5
>>  - The zsh autocompletion file has not been updated in a while.
>>   Do we have a zsh user that wants to tackle this?
>> (No FS#) - pacman -{S,U,R} --help does not show -p (only --print)
>>  - Was this deliberate to keep it beside the --print-format line?
> How about:
> - usage message does not show "-T" (this is not a new bug, actually)
> - difference in handling "-v" and "--debug", if this is even really to
> be called a bug at all (
> http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/pacman-dev/2011-March/012693.html)
> I don't see FS open for either of these. I'll do so if you want.
Yes please, although these aren't terribly important enough to warrant
holding up a maint release.


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