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      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=medium
        * Regenerate source package to include disappeared top-level Makefile.in.
      dpkg (1.20.7) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * libdpkg: Do not consider the database locked with a missing lock file.
          Reported by David Kalnischkies <donkult@debian.org>.
        * Documentation:
          - man: Clarify and expand information on dpkg-realpath(1) man page.
            Closes: #979564
        * Packaging:
          - Update copyright notices in debian/copyright.
          - Bump Standards-Version to 4.5.1 (no changes required).
        * Test suite:
          - On as-root mode do not use sudo if already running as root.
          - Print WARN instead of FAIL for maintscript fd leaks.
        [ Update man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Update programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
      dpkg (1.20.6) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * libdpkg: Fix undefined behavior in varbuf functions.
          Reported by KOLANICH <kolan_n@mail.ru>.
        * libdpkg: Fix memory leaks in tar_extractor().
        * libdpkg: Fix memory leak in trigger deferred processing.
          Reported by KOLANICH <kolan_n@mail.ru>.
        * libdpkg: Fix memory leak in filesystem treewalk node free function.
        * libdpkg: Fix memory leak in filesystem treewalk iterator.
        * libdpkg: Fix single-instance memory leak with fsys dir.
        * libdpkg: Fix short-lived memory leaks.
        * libdpkg: Reset error context errmsg after free().
        * dpkg: Fix memory leak for cidir.
          Reported by KOLANICH <kolan_n@mail.ru>.
        * dpkg: Fix short-lived memory leak in --force-help output.
          Based on a patch by KOLANICH <kolan_n@mail.ru>.
        * dpkg-deb: Fix single-instance memory leak on missing conffiles control
        * dpkg-divert: Fix short-lived memory leaks.
        * dpkg-realpath: Add new -z, --zero option.
          Requested by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
        * dpkg-deb: Make decompression error message more descriptive.
          Closes: #968442
        * dpkg-architecture: Add a --print-format option.
          Prompted by #968963.
        * dpkg-buildpackage: Warn on known R³ values in uppercase.
          Reported by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>.
        * dpkg-buildpackage: Error out on R³ "yes" value.
          Requested by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>.
        * dpkg-buildpackage: Clarify R³ keyword diagnostic messages.
        * dpkg-deb, dpkg-split: Fix time handling to support 64-bit time.
        * libdpkg: Check that the ar archive time is within bounds.
        * libdpkg: Ignore not-installed packages for source related virtual fields.
          Closes: #972580
        * libdpkg: Make source version parsing more robust on missing data.
          See #972580.
        * libdpkg: Do not forget not-installed packages that are set on hold.
          Reported by David Kalnischkies <donkult@debian.org>.
        * update-alternatives: Fix memory leaks for alternative database context on
          load errors.
        * update-alternatives: Fix short-lived memory leaks for alternative structs.
        * update-alternatives: Fix memory leaks with new_choice.
        * update-alternatives: Fix short-lived memory leaks for log_file and admdir.
        * dpkg-buildflags: Add support for DFLAGS. Closes: #975896
        * dpkg-parsechanaglog: Document --file in --help output.
        * libdpkg: Fix allocation size wrap around when growing a varbuf.
        * dpkg-query: Do not print database loading progress. Closes: #977240
        * Rename taint tag to merged-usr-via-aliased-dirs.
        * dpkg-buildflags: Enable reproducible=fixfilepath by default.
          Thanks to Vagrant Cascadian <vagrant@reproducible-builds.org>.
          See https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2020/10/msg00222.html.
          Closes: #974087
        * start-stop-daemon: Move umask setup before any file has been created.
        * start-stop-daemon: Add a new --output option to redirect stderr and stdout.
        * dpkg-maintscript-helper: Do not pass DPKG_ROOT prefixed pathmames to
        * dpkg: When removing old files check the pathname with diversion and
        * dpkg-realpath: Make 'link includes root prefix' error more verbose.
        * libdpkg: Make sure we do not walk on rootless trees.
        * dpkg: Fix incorrect logic around printing dependency warnings.
          Thanks to Jessica Clarke <jrtc27@debian.org>.
          Reported by Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
        * Support remove-on-upgrade conffile flag via DEBIAN/conffiles.
          Based on a patch by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>. Closes: #822462
        * dpkg-fsys-usrunmess: New program.
        * Perl modules:
          - Dpkg::Index: Add new item_opts option.
          - Dpkg::Exit: Fix exit handler on program termination. Closes: #966083
          - Dpkg::Changelog::Entry::Debian: Fix format string.
            Prompted by #967911.
          - Dpkg::Changelog::Parse: Add new verbose option.
            Prompted by #967911.
          - Dpkg::Changelog::Parse: Document 'label' option.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package::V1: Print a message when verifying tarball
          - Dpkg::Path: Fix pathname traversal check for symlinks. Closes: #971203
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Honor no_check for directory traversal checks.
            See #971203.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Call syserr() instead of syserror().
            Reported by Drew Parsons <dparsons@debian.org>.
            See #849752. Closes: #976249
          - Dpkg::Path: Check first whether the files are the same by comparing
            string-wise. Closes: #849752
          - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Refactor gpg armor code into its own function.
        * Documentation:
          - man: Fix typo in --print-unset option reference.
            Reported by Ferenc Wágner <wferi@debian.org>. Closes: #966110
          - man: Clarify that dpkg-architecture uses some of its own variables.
            Closes: #966111
          - man: Fix casing and namespacing in VARIABLES definitions.
          - man: Fix typo in dpkg-source(1).
            Thanks to Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org>.
          - man: Add a reference to deb-symbols(5) in deb-src-symbols(5) DESCRIPTION.
            Prompted by #970083.
          - man: Specify that symbol, version and id are separated by a single
            whitespace. Closes: #970083
          - man: Clarify day-of-month format in deb-changelog(5).
            Reported by Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>.
            See #971977.
          - man: Update update-alternatives maintainer script usage information.
            Prompted by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>.
          - man: Switch to use L<> markup for URLs instead of B<>.
          - doc, man: Clarify that R³ values are case sensitive.
            Prompted by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>.
          - man: Add references to deb822(5) to file formats based on it.
            Prompted by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>.
          - man: Clarify config-files state in dpkg(1).
            Prompted by Stuart Prescott <stuart@debian.org>.
          - man: Fix typos.
          - man: Hyphenate multiple words in deb-override(5) format description.
          - man: Uppercase acronyms and logic operators.
          - man: Empty or whitespace-only lines in deb-conffiles(5) are not accepted.
        * Code internals:
          - libcompat, dpkg: Stop using deprecated security_context_t data type.
          - update-alternatives: Refactor alternative database context freeing into a
            new function.
          - libdpkg: Do not define the clamp macro when compiling C++ code.
            Reported by Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
          - libdpkg: Replace FSF address by pointing to the gnu.org URL.
          - libdpkg: Initialize pkgbin's newhash to NULL.
            Prompted by Steinar H. Gunderson <sesse@debian.org>.
          - libdpkg: Use memset() instead of open-coding struct blanking.
            Prompted by Steinar H. Gunderson <sesse@debian.org>.
          - Do not call fsys_hash_init() before command actions.
            Prompted by Steinar H. Gunderson <sesse@debian.org>.
          - libdpkg: Fix m_pipe() function definition prototype to match declaration.
          - libdpkg: Refactor new str_rtrim_spaces().
            Based on a patch by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>.
          - dpkg: Call fsys_hash_find_node() outside tar_fsys_namenode_queue_push().
          - Use a conffilename variable to track the actual conffile name in the
            Thanks to Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>.
        * Build system:
          - Add new gen-changelog tool.
          - Pre-process the curses header before parsing it. Closes: #970545
          - Fix variable substitution in man pages.
            Reported by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>. Closes: #978983
          - Add a README.cpan to be installed as README in the CPAN distribution.
          - Do not try to use <sys/sysctl.h> on GNU/Linux.
          - Fix «make distcheck» for man pages.
          - Update GitLab CI configuration to use built-in functional test suite.
          - Make it possible to override PKGDATADIR on built scripts too.
          - Disable umask to 0 for Docker executor in GitLab CI.
          - Disable functional test suite debug mode on GitLab CI.
          - Sort po4a entries in po4a.cfg.
        * Packaging:
          - Do not fail the bug-script if readlink fails. Closes: #968397
          - Improve cron file robustness on missing or empty backup files.
            Closes: #969472
          - Use AUTOPKGTEST_TMP instead of writing into the source tree.
          - Hook the functional test suite into autopkgtest.
          - Remove trailing comma from lintian profile file.
          - Do not hardcode libdpkg-perl dependency on perl:any.
            Thanks to Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>.
        * Test suite:
          - Fix short lived memory leaks in unit tests.
          - Print the ehandle unit test error output on verbose mode.
          - Improve dpkg-divert test to output stdout and stderr.
          - Use intermediate variable for directory traversal item iteration.
          - Refactor root handling in Dpkg::Path unit tests.
          - Refactor test verbose check into an inline function.
          - Make it possible to include test.h from benchmarks.
          - Disable hash reports in benchmark tests unless verbose.
          - Add support for basic test try/catch/finally keywords.
          - Merge the dpkg-tests.git repository into tests/.
          - Update merged functional test suite assumptions.
          - Remove redundant test cases from the functional test suite.
          - Remove source package building support from functional test suite.
          - When using DPKG_BUILDTREE add scripts/ to DPKG_PATH.
        [ Add man pages translations ]
        * Portuguese (Américo Monteiro). Closes: #964751
        [ Update dselect translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #968294
        * French (Didier Vidal). Closes: #964749
        [ Update man pages translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #968743
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Update programs translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #968744
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        [ Update scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.20.5) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Revert change to prefix the specs file spec string self_spec with +
          instead of *. The prefix is supposed to go in the text itself
          instead of the spec name, which already had it. This change only
          apparently fixed the issue at hand because gcc started parsing it as
          the «[SUFFIX]:» case, completely disabling the PIE handling.
          Thanks to Thorsten Glaser <tg@mirbsd.de>.
        * Perl modules:
          - Dpkg::Source::Package::V1: Explicitly initialize constructor options to
            their implicit values, otherwise other code end up assuming different
            defaults. This is required here too as this class does not call the
            initialization from its parent.
        * Build system:
          - Detect the GNU program variants for make, patch and tar in the CPAN
            distribution to replace in the Dpkg module.
          - Set DEB_BUILD_ARCH to a dummy “amd64” in the CPAN distribution tests
            to not require a dpkg(1) in the system.
        * Test suite:
          - Only print the Dpkg::Path::check_directory_traversal() error on failure.
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.20.4) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Improve PIE flags support:
          - Prefix the specs file spec string self_spec with + instead of *.
            This way we do not override any previous setting, otherwise when
            passing the -specs options twice (f.ex. to compile and link), only the
            last one will take effect, which can break the build. Closes: #870383
        * Perl modules:
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Explicitly initialize constructor options to
            their implicit values, otherwise other code end up assuming different
            defaults. Closes: #964017
          - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Use a temporary directory for the GnuPG homedir in
            verify_signature(), to make sure we do not write to the user home
            directory, except for the trustkeys.db file if present.
          - Dpkg::Path: Refactor new check_directory_traversal() function out of
          - Dpkg::Path: Do not do partial matches for directory traversal checks,
            expect a trailing slash after the base directory name.
          - Dpkg::Path: Catch uncanonicanizable pathnames with a proper error.
            Closes: #964111
          - Dpkg::Path: Do not consider missing symlink targets a directory
            traversal attempt. Closes: #964234
          - Dpkg::Path: Allow /dev/null for directory traversals.
            Reported by Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org>.
        * Build system:
          - Add Module::Signature as configure recommends for CPAN.
        * Test suite:
          - Use File::Path::make_path() instead of chained mkdir() in Dpkg_Path.t.
          - Add unit tests for Dpkg::Path::check_directory_traversal().
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
      dpkg (1.20.3) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Perl modules:
          - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Pass --no-options to gpg in verify_signature().
            Reported by Bertrand Marc <bmarc@debian.org>. Closes: #963839
          - Dpkg::Build::Info: Clarify by giving context to the
            get_build_env_whitelist() deprecation warning. Closes: #963844
            Reported by Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Fix check_original_tarball_signature() to make
            import_key() honor require_valid_signature, which should default to
            false. Reported by Mattia Rizzolo <mattia@debian.org>.
          - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Use a temporary directory for the GnuPG homedir in
            import_key(), to make sure we do not write to the user home directory,
            which might be read-only or non-existent. Closes: #963944
            Reported by Mattia Rizzolo <mattia@debian.org>.
        * Code internals:
          - libdpkg: Print a notice if we cannot write to the log file.
        * Build system:
          - Improve error diagnosis for configure version fetching script.
            Prompted by Norbert Preining <norbert@preining.info>.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
      dpkg (1.20.2) unstable; urgency=medium
        * dpkg: Do not include the architecture with --robot --version.
        * update-alternatives: Create alternatives directory (/etc/alternatives)
          if it is missing, to help with installation bootstrapping.
          Reported by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
        * update-alternatives: Create the log directory if it is missing.
        * Perl modules:
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Turn the missing expected tarball signature
            error into a warning for now, as it is causing unintended fallout,
            and does not play nice (yet) with tarballs repackaged by uscan(1).
            Closes: #963821
        * Code internals:
          - update-alternatives: Move log_msg() after make_path() so that we can use
            the latter.
          - update-alternatives: Add new xstrndup() and xdirname() functions.
        * Build system:
          - Set SHELL in the test environment.
          - Do not fail if po4a is not found, and search for it just once.
          - Fix name and section generation for translated man pages. This caused
            pod2man to get an empty --name argument and not output anything,
            resulting in generating empty man pages. Closes: #963794
        * Packaging:
          - Sort debian/dpkg-dev.manpages.
          - Install deb-src-symbols(5) in dpkg-dev package.
      dpkg (1.20.1) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix dpkg logging regression introduced in 1.20.0:
          - libdpkg: Use varbuf member .used instead of .size in log_message(),
            to avoid printing garbage.
          - libdpkg: Open the log file as write-only instead of read-only.
          Thanks to Roderich Schupp <roderich.schupp@gmail.com>. Closes: #953684
        * Unify and cleanup Makefile fragment files comments, including information
          about version of introduction.
        * Add new buildopts.mk Makefile fragment to support parsing DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS
          options with arguments, such as “parallel” as DEB_BUILD_OPTION_PARALLEL.
        * dpkg-genchanges: Handle empty Date fields from parsed debian/changelog.
          Based on a patch by Baptiste BEAUPLAT <lyknode@cilg.org>. Closes: #956321
        * dpkg-source: Check that debian/tests/control has the required fields.
          Prompted by Felix Lechner <felix.lechner@lease-up.com>.
        * dpkg-deb, dpkg: Do not accept relative pathnames in DEBIAN/conffiles.
          Reported by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>.
        * dpkg-split: Fix off-by-one check in ar header padding, that was making
          parsing error out on valid archives. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.8.
        * libdpkg: Fix error message for ending version character in dependency
          - Move the version unterminated case before the catchall.
          - Print the actual wrong character and print what is expected.
        * libdpkg: Do not use econtext->errmsg on out of context abort, as it might
          be uninitialized.
        * update-alternatives: Set the umask to 022 on program start.
          Reported by Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org>.
        * dpkg-parsechangelog: Fix --show-field for multiline fields. We were not
          stripping trailing whitespace, and were not prefixing empty lines with
          a ‘.’, like when printing with the field names.
          Reported by Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org>.
        * dpkg: Add a new --robot option to be used with --version.
        * dpkg, dpkg-query: Document missing options in --help output.
        * Unify ellipsis formatting in programs --help output.
        * Add Protected field support.
        * dpkg-realpath: New program, to be used by dpkg-maintscript-helper, and
          any maintainer script that needs a realpath that can handle pathnames
          relative to the dpkg root directory.
        * dpkg-realpath: Add support for DPKG_ROOT.
          Thanks to Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
        * dpkg-realpath: Add support for --root and --instdir options.
        * dpkg-maintscript-helper: Add support for DPKG_ROOT:
          - Add DPKG_ROOT support for conffiles.
            Thanks to David Kalnischkies <david@kalnischkies.de>.
          - Add DPKG_ROOT support for symlink to and from directory switches.
            Based on a patch by Bastien ROUCARIÈS <roucaries.bastien@gmail.com>.
          Closes: #832176
        * update-alternatives: Add DPKG_ROOT support, and new --root and --instdir
          options. Closes: #871808
        * Portability:
          - libdpkg: When using uselocale(), include <xlocale.h> for locale_t if
            the header is available. Needed on BSDs.
            Reported by Sirio Balmelli <sirio@b-ad.ch>.
        * Perl modules:
          - Dpkg: Add a LICENSE section to the POD.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Add new get_upstream_signing_key() method.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Check missing expected tarball signatures.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package::V1: Check version format matching source format.
          - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Add debian-nonupload.gpg keyring.
            Thanks to Taowa Munene-Tardif <taowa@debian.org>. Closes: #956055
          - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Detect merged-usr-via-symlinks also with absolute
            pathnames. Reported by Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl>.
          - Dpkg::Build::Info: Avoid whitelist in function name.
          - Dpkg::Shlibs::SymbolFile: Avoid blacklist and whitelist terms.
        * Documentation:
          - man: Fix misused two-fonts macros.
            Thanks to Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig@rhi.hi.is>. Closes: #955028
          - man: Trim trailing whitespace from output.
            Thanks to Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig@rhi.hi.is>. Closes: #955030
          - man: Mention that dpkg(1) does not provide all back-end interfaces.
            Prompted by Elana Hashman <ehashman@debian.org>.
          - man: Clarify and fix file formats SYNOPSIS.
          - man: Clarify that deb-control(5) is a subset of deb-src-control(5).
            Closes: #958229
          - man: Unify warning and note admonitions formatting.
          - man: Remove useless commented out macros.
          - man: Fix unbalanced quotes in macro arguments.
          - man: Specify the indentation level for all following .IP macros, not
            just the first one.
          - man: Use .TP macros instead of hand-crafted formatting.
          - man: Fix font markup for some variable and literal strings.
          - dpkg-maintscript-helper: Add -?, --help and --version to --help output.
          - man: Fix apt and aptitude references.
            Reported by Helge Kreutzmann <debian@helgefjell.de>.
          - man: Mark commands (eval) in bold and quote library names (libgcc).
            Reported by Helge Kreutzmann <debian@helgefjell.de>.
          - man: Use UTF-8 quotes instead of ancient groff register variables.
          - man: Use literal double quotes instead of groff escape sequences.
          - man: Clarify that we resolve bug reports not bug report numbers.
            Reported by Helge Kreutzmann <debian@helgefjell.de>.
          - man: Clarify POSIX shell eval command usage in dpkg-architecture(1).
          - man: Use item lists instead of verbatim or hand-crafted formatting.
          - man: Do not use verbatim formatting for text that is not an example.
          - man: Markup examples explicitly with .EX/.EE.
          - man: Fix indentation for a note admonition in dpkg-scansources(1).
          - man: Document that a 3.0 (quilt) patch cannot create or modify symlinks.
            Thanks to Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
          - man: Reword text to reduce length in verbatim code block.
          - man: Add semicolons before verbatim code blocks.
          - man: Update dselect methods provided. Several got removed in 1.20.0.
          - man: The Installed-Size field does not get its value from du(1) since
          - man: Fix dpkg-gencontrol -P description to not refer to dpkg-source.
            Reported by Jakub Wilk <jwilk@jwilk.net>.
          - man: Place description of override value column on its own paragraph.
          - man: Surround markup within verbatim blocks with .nf/.fi.
          - man: Balance font markup.
          - man: Do not nest font markup.
          - man: Use .ig/.. macros to disable text instead of commenting it out.
          - man: Do not mark end of sentence period with bold.
          - man: Add a missing comma after man page reference in SEE ALSO section.
          - man: Convert man pages from roff to POD.
          - man: Clarify the dpkg --no-act admonition.
          - man: Avoid whitelist term in dpkg-source man page.
        * Code internals:
          - Use $() in shell or qx() in perl instead of ``.
          - dpkg-split: Switch part number variables from unsigned int to int.
          - scripts: Refactor shell error handling into a shell library
          - Reformat shell code to follow the coding style.
          - update-alternatives: Parametrize option names in output strings.
          - update-alternatives: Move logging function close to output functions.
          - update-alternatives: Move argument parsing functions close to main().
          - update-alternatives: Add general purpose non-failing functions for
            administrative directory access.
          - update-alternatives: Add filesystem abstraction functions.
        * Build system:
          - Handle .git being a plain file when getting the dpkg tree version.
          - Add debian/changelog as a Changes file to the CPAN distribution.
          - Set DPKG_SERIES to 1.20.x when running the functional test suite.
          - When using po4a require at least po4a 0.59. Change the po4a --porefs
            argument from no longer supported “noline,wrap” to “file”, as wrapping
            is the default since po4a 0.58. We require po4a 0.59 as 0.58 had a
            regression in its --srcdir support.
          - Switch to set the po4a addendum in the po4a_paths section instead of
            repeating it for each man page.
          - Use po4a conditional addendum support, and remove empty addenda.
          - Use po4a mode=eof support in addenda.
          - Do not use make prerequisites on suffix rule definitions.
            Closes: #961850
          - Add man page number suffixes to the automake SUFFIXES variable.
          - Update false positive suppressions for cppcheck 2.1.
          - Install specifications and API contracts in docdir.
          - Add support for switching man pages from roff to POD format.
          - Fix shell files substitution for version variable.
        * Packaging:
          - Switch to debhelper compatibility level 13.
          - Remove debian/tmp prefix from manpages debhelper fragment files.
          - Handle missing localized man pages gracefully.
          - Install AUTHORS, THANKS, usertags, README.api and
            README.feature-removal-schedule only in dpkg.deb.
          - Rename debian/usertags to debian/README.bug-usertags.
          - Install specifications to /usr/share/doc/dpkg/ in the dpkg-dev package.
          - Detect merged-usr-via-symlinks also with absolute pathnames in
            bug-script. Reported by Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl>.
        * Test suite:
          - Rename deb-content test cases to make them more descriptive.
          - Skip autogenerated files from codespell.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Simplified Chinese (Boyuan Yang). Closes: #958437
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.20.0) experimental; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * libdpkg: Do not generate a backup file for the available database.
          Closes: #343578
        * perl: Switch Getopt::Long from bundling to bundling_values. This means
          the few scripts using Getopt::Long will stop accepting options in the
          form «-ab» for «-a -b», which is not future-proof, as it does not allow
          these options to get new arguments without making them ambiguous.
        * dpkg-buildpackage: Remove transient backwards R³ compatibility code.
        * buildtools.mk: Add support for nostrip in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS when setting
          the STRIP variable.
        * dpkg-genbuildinfo: Do not include irrelevant packages in the Binary field.
        * dpkg: Do not clear selections for unknown packages. Closes: #927752
        * dpkg-shlibdeps: Add support for new Build-Depends-Packages, to be able
          to specify multiple packages. Closes: #926669
          Based on a patch by Frank Schaefer <kelledin@gmail.com>.
        * perl: Remove support for versioned GnuPG 2 program and packages.
        * libdpkg: Clarify lock contender error message. Print the PID of the lock
          contender, and add a warning explaining that removing the lock file is
          never the correct solution.
        * dpkg-genchanges, dpkg-mergechangelogs: Remove support for ~vola
          versioning, as volatile.debian.org was decommissioned some time ago.
        * dpkg-genchanges, dpkg-mergechangelogs: Match ~deb also as a backport
          marker in versions. Closes: #934980
        * libdpkg, dpkg: Use new versiondescribe_c() for non-localizable call sites,
          such as when writing to a log, which should not be localized.
          Reported by Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>.
        * dpkg-query: Try to use the package synopsis from the available file if
          not installed. Closes: #43573
        * dpkg-gencontrol: Take into account hardlinks when computing the
          Installed-Size substvar. Closes: #923475
          Patch co-authored with Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>.
        * dpkg: Fix and clarify behavior for packages marked to be on “hold”. These
          need to be processed for configuration and triggers. Closes: #926472
        * dpkg: Use DPKG_ADMINDIR to set the admindir. Closes: #900071
        * dpkg-source: Remove backwards compatibility code for legacy build-profiles.
        * perl: Give more context on field parsing errors. Closes: #637060
        * dpkg-buildpackage: Add option to sanitize environment. Closes: #843776
        * update-alternatives: Cope with a missing administrative directory.
        * update-alternatives: Create the administrative directory on demand.
        * dpkg-split: Cope with a missing parts/ database directory.
        * dpkg-split: Create the parts/ database directory on demand.
        * libdpkg: Consider msdbrw_needsuperuser equivalent to msdbrw_write, so
          the same checks are performed on normal non --force-not-root operation.
        * libdpkg: Add support for bootstrapping the installation of dpkg:
          Closes: #914515
          - Create the logfile with correct permissions, and remove the code
            setting up the logfile from the dpkg postinst.
          - Allow missing status and available databases, so that they get created
            on write, and remove the code setting them up from the dpkg postinst.
            Closes: #647911
          - Do not change the ownership of the triggers database directory. Either
            we are running as root:root which means the ownership should be correct
            already, or we are not which means we cannot change it anyway.
          - Create the dpkg database directory on demand.
          - Create the updates/ database directory on demand.
          - Create the info/ database directory on demand.
        * dpkg-architecture: Fix handling of exec failing in --command.
          Reported by Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
        * dpkg-buildpackage: Do not accept equal signs as part of the hook names.
          Reported by Daniel Shahaf <danielsh@apache.org>. Closes: #948291
        * dselect: Mark a string for translation.
        * dselect: Cleanup access methods:
          - Remove harddisk methods, as they were non-functional due to fdisk
            interface changes, and do not make sense anymore as we can expect users
            to mount any such filesystem on their own, to then use a filesystem
            method instead. Prompted by Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
          - Remove cdrom method superseded by the multi_cd method.
          - Remove nfs methods, as there is nothing special about NFS, and mounting
            these should just be left to the local admin, who can mount any other
            remote filesystem too.
          - Remove multi_mount method, as the multi_cd method can take care of
            mounting the necessary images or devices.
          - Replace changelog with correct copyright in file header.
        * dpkg, dselect: Stop using first-person singular in output messages.
        * libdpkg: Fix memory leak in parsedb context close.
        * buildtools.mk: Add QMAKE variable. Closes: #920878
        * po: Fix translation of --compare-versions. Closes: #951614
          Thanks to Boyuan Yang <byang@debian.org>.
        * Perl modules:
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Verify original tarball signatures at build time.
          - Dpkg::BuildFlags: Add new unset() method.
            Requested by Daniel Schepler <dschepler@gmail.com>.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package::V2: Emit a special patch header on
            single-debian-patch. Closes: #933152
          - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Only scan /usr/local/ directories that exist.
            Closes: #932967
          - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Do not set -Werror=implicit-function-declaration
            for C++. Closes: #939969
          - Dpkg::Deps: Check for valid virtual package version relations. Do not
            allow non-equal version relations in virtual provides. Closes: #930317
          - Dpkg: Remove internal lowercase variables $version, $progname,
            $admindir, $dpkglibdir and $pkgdatadir.
          - Dpkg::Changelog: Remove obsolete methods dpkg() and rfc822().
          - Dpkg::Changelog::Entry::Debian: Remove obsolete methods check_header()
            and check_trailer(). Hide variables $regex_header and $regex_trailer.
          - Dpkg::Changelog::Parse: Remove warnings of obsolete options forceplugin
            and libdir. Remove obsolete functions changelog_parse_debian() and
          - Dpkg::Compression: Hide internal lowercase variables
            $default_compression, $default_compression_level and
          - Dpkg::Deps::KnownFacts: Remove obsolete check_package() method.
          - Dpkg::Exit: Hide internal lowercase @handlers variable.
          - Dpkg::Gettext: Remove obsolete _g() function.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Hide internal lowercase variable
            @tar_ignore_default_pattern. Remove internal lowercase variable alias
          - Dpkg::Substvars: Remove obsolete no_warn() method.
          - Dpkg::Index: Change default value for unique_tuple_key to 1.
          - Dpkg::Version: Remove deprecation warning from semantic change in
            bool overload.
          - Dpkg::Checksums: Remove obsolete 'program' property warning.
          - Dpkg::Conf: Remove obsolete methods and obsolete croak for method option.
          - Dpkg::Vendor: Remove obsolete 'keyrings' hook.
          - Dpkg::Exit: Unregister all signal handlers once we have executed them.
            Closes: #932841
          - Dpkg::Exit: Register exit handlers also for __DIE__.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package::V3::Native: Do not say v1.0 for 3.0 formats.
          - Dpkg::Dist::Files: On filename parse error say file instead of package.
          - Dpkg::Substvars: Add new vendor:Name and vendor:Id substvars.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Detect directory traversals under debian
            directory. Reported by Felix Lechner <felix.lechner@lease-up.com>.
        * Documentation:
          - man: Fix uncommon wording constructs.
          - man: Use a minus sign for a literal string.
          - man: Clarify that the pager is called via «$SHELL -c».
          - dpkg-shlibdeps: Document split_soname() function.
            Prompted by Christopher Crim <christopher.crim@quoininc.com>.
          - Dpkg::Changelog: Document methods provided by subclasses.
            Reported by Felix Lechner <felix.lechner@lease-up.com>.
          - man: Globally adjust left and disable hyphenation.
          - man: Split dselect(1) --color from --colour option items.
          - man: Describe the SONAME formats supported in deb-shlibs(5).
          - man: Move template symbol documentation into new deb-src-symbols(5).
          - Dpkg::Changelog::Parse: Remove $ sigil from option names in POD.
          - Dpkg: Say class instead of object when appropriate.
          - Dpkg::Changelog: Clarify that these classes inherit from some other
            base class, which will contain the missing documentation.
            Prompted by intrigeri <intrigeri@debian.org>.
          - man: Clarify deb-changelog(5) format. Closes: #946780
          - man: Clarify debian/source/include-binaries format in dpkg-source(1).
            Prompted by Felix Lechner <felix.lechner@lease-up.com>.
          - man, doc: Clarify that the postinst "triggered" argument gets the
            trigger-name(s) as a space-separated list in the second argument.
            Prompted by Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org>.
          - dselect: Update the multicd README file.
          - doc, man: Mark T and I package instances to avoid misreadings.
        * Code internals:
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Refactor original tarball handling.
          - perl: Use File::Copy instead of spawning mv/cp commands.
          - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Refactor signature verification into a new function.
          - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Make it possible to verify detached signatures.
          - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Add support for importing an OpenPGP key into a keyring.
          - Dpkg::BuildFlags: Remove unused hash keys.
          - libdpkg: Use the variable instead of a type as sizeof() argument.
          - libdpkg: Use the totalwritten variable for a consistency check.
          - dselect: Reduce scope of variable, to avoid it being unused in a branch.
          - dpkg-deb: Fold two adjacent if conditionals into a single one.
          - dpkg: Initialize flagdeppossi in check_conflict().
          - libdpkg: Add new C locale switch over support.
          - libdpkg: Add new versiondescribe_c() to force a C locale.
          - dselect: Make baselist::draw_column_*() col arguments const.
          - libdpkg: Use p instead of name in dpkg_arch_name_is_illegal().
          - dpkg: Remove redundant condition for sourcefile in updateavailable().
          - dpkg, update-alternatives: Make variables static.
          - libdpkg: Add missing symbols to the version map.
          - libdpkg: Fix fiemap memory layout usage that confuses gcc 10 to emit a
          - libdpkg: Only use varbuf_printf() in pkg_format_show() when necessary.
            This should speed up «dpkg-query --show» formatting.
          - libdpkg: Fix package format string to be a string literal.
            This suppresses a gcc warning.
          - dpkg: Fix short lived memory leak in --force-help handling.
          - dpkg-split: Fix short lived file descriptor leak in --auto.
          - start-stop-daemon: Explicitly ignore unimportant function return values.
          - start-stop-daemon: Fix memory leak on multiple --chuid arguments.
          - start-stop-daemon: Close the notification socket in the child.
          - libdpkg: Fix memory leaks in zlib and bz2 decompression functions.
          - libdpkg: Add new dir_make_path() and dir_make_path_parent() functions.
          - libdpkg: Add new atomic file flag to create the base path when missing.
          - libdpkg: Fix modstatdb_rw enum comments.
          - libdpkg, dpkg-query: Optimize db-fsys:Files virtual variable loading.
            We load either the entire db-fsys for all packages, possibly optimized
            per platform (such as by using fiemap), or the specific ones for the
            requested packages. This also fixes a problematic cast removing the
            constness of a variable.
          - Dpkg::Dist::Files: Document the two filename pattern formats.
          - update-alternatives: Remove redundant condition in argument parser.
          - update-alternatives: Move error context setup before calling setjmp(),
            so that cppcheck stops being confused.
          - test: Reformat 200_Dpkg_Shlibs.cpp for coding style conformance.
          - dpkg: Make it possible for the compiler to check printf() format
            string arguments on dependency printer.
          - dselect: Reorder branches in packagelist::deselect_one_of so that they
            are not duplicated.
          - dselect: Use nullptr instead of NULL.
          - dselect: Use static_cast<> instead of old-style type qualifier cast.
          - dselect: Do not use unnecessary old-style casts.
          - dselect: Fix variable types to avoid needing old-style casts.
          - libcompat: Disarm libselinux setexecfilecon() declaration for
          - libdpkg: Define new VARBUF_OBJECT macro.
          - libdpkg: Add new ATOMIC_FILE_NORMAL enum value to avoid a cast in C++.
          - libdpkg: Use a new DPKG_NULL macro that works in C and C++.
          - libdpkg: Use a new DPKG_STATIC_CAST macro that works in C and C++.
          - libdpkg: Move printing of errno into dpkg_error_set().
          - libdpkg: Use a varbuf to store the problem messages per parsedb context.
          - libdpkg: Fix Doxygen comments.
        * Build system:
          - Bump minimal Perl version to 5.24.1.
          - Add a serial versioning to the m4 files.
          - Install m4 files into system aclocal directory.
          - Bump minimal gettext version to 0.19.8, to get the m4 files that can
            cross-build for musl-based systems.
          - Enable more compiler warnings.
          - Update Doxygen configuration from version 1.8.16.
        * Packaging:
          - Remove obsolete Breaks satisfied since oldstable.
          - Replace custom rule for 'configure' with call to dh_autoreconf.
            Thanks to Dan Streetman <ddstreet@canonical.com>. Closes: #939516
          - dselect: Remove methods state files on purge.
            Spotted by Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>.
          - Switch to debhelper compatibility level 12.
          - Switch from debian/compat to debhelper-commpat in Build-Depends.
          - Bump Standards-Version to 4.5.0 (no changes required).
        * Test suite:
          - Remove perlcritic Documentation::RequirePodLinksIncludeText suppression.
          - Clarify cppcheck va_list_usedBeforeStarted suppression.
          - Skip build directories from codespell check.
          - Update stopwords for codespell 1.16.0.
          - Suppress new bogus cppcheck 1.90 false positives.
          - libdpkg: Remove redundant assignment in t-ehandle unit test.
          - Skip backup files from codespell check.
          - Ignore python-3.8 runtime warnings in codespell.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #935695
        * Simplified Chinese (Mo Zhou). Closes: #942195, #945776
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann). Closes: #931135
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      Import Debian version 1.19.7 · 82f1cd33
      Guillem Jover authored
      dpkg (1.19.7) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * dpkg: Fix off-by-one error in dpkg --abort-error. Closes: #924886
          Thanks to Tom Goulet <tomg@sentex.ca>.
        * dpkg: Set the force defaults before loading the config file, otherwise we
          incorrectly override them. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.19.5.
          Closes: #928671
        * dpkg: Split the trigger dependtry into two, the second of which will be
          the one checking trigger cycles when deferring trigger processing due to
          unsatisfiable dependencies. Closes: #928429
        * dpkg-deb: Validate ar member magic before normalizing any of its fields.
        * dpkg-deb: Honor --nocheck when building packages with newlines in
          filenames. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.1. Closes: #929727
        * Documentation:
          - rootless-builds.txt: Expand what the builder means. Mention the
            dpkg-deb option to use to set the owner and group to root. And reword
            the prototyping section to be less confusing with what is currently
            implemented. Closes: #929019
          - README: Clarify when autopoint is needed. Closes: #929601
          - Fix typos in docs and output strings. Warned by codespell.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #926665
        * French (Jean-Pierre Giraud). Closes: #929664
      dpkg (1.19.6) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * libdpkg: Add a new TAR_FORMAT_UNKNOWN enum value.
        * libdpkg: Set tar_entry to zero on tar_entry_destroy(), to avoid double
          free()s and the subsequent crashes.
        * libdpkg: Handle non end-of-tape errors from tar_header_decode().
        * libdpkg: Use ERANGE instead of EINVAL for tar_atol8() out-of-range error.
        * dpkg-gencontrol: Check presence of package build dir before traversing it.
        * Perl modules:
          - Dpkg::Source::Package::V1: Change default build option style to -sa.
            Using -sA by default means the user might lose data on overwrite if
            there is already a directory with the same name laying around.
            Closes: #910737
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Handle Format field being undefined. On source
            format 1.0, the default is for the debian/source/format file not being
            present, which means we'll start with an empty Format field name.
            Regression introduced in dpkg 1.19.3.
        * Packaging:
          - Update usertags.
          - Install a lintian profile for dpkg based on the debian profile, so that
            we can suppress Debian-specific tags, such as the controversial one on
            vendor-specific patch series files.
          - Add Breaks on lsb-base due to start-stop-daemon exposing breakage in
            the killproc function from /lib/lsb/init-functions. Closes: #923861
        * Test suite:
          - Stop requiring (pseudo-)root in the functional test suite.
          - Export and move TESTDATA definition close to the PATH definition.
          - Quote the 'yes' command to make a comment clearer.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #924776
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #924777
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.19.5) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * start-stop-daemon: Make sure that we get a meaningful errno on
          parse_unsigned(), so that the error messages always make sense.
        * start-stop-daemon: Add new fatalv() and fatale() functions and use the
          latter for system errors, so that we are explicit on whether we want to
          use errno for error reporting or not.
        * start-stop-daemon: Always refuse to parse a world-writable pidfile,
          except when that is /dev/null.
        * dpkg: Print the current set of enabled force options on --force-help.
        * dpkg: Parse and set new DPKG_FORCE environment variable for subprocesses.
          Closes: #666147
        * dpkg-statoverride: Add support for --force-* options.
        * dpkg-statoverride: Switch from --force option to new --force-<thing>
          options. Deprecate --force option which will be considered an alias for
          --force-all for now.
        * dpkg, dpkg-statoverride: Add new option --refuse-security-mac to control
          SELinux. See #811037.
        * dpkg: Clarify error on unknown system user/group in statoverride database.
          Closes: #920880
        * dpkg-buildpackage: Clarify the warning/error on short OpenPGP key IDs.
          Closes: #922039
        * dpkg-maintscript-helper: Restrict find for dir-to-symlink move to
          -maxdepth 1. Thanks to Ralf Treinen <treinen@free.fr>. Closes: #922799
        * dpkg-genbuildinfo: Add support for a new Build-Tainted-By field in
          .buildinfo files. Suggested by Alexander E. Patrakov <patrakov@gmail.com>.
        * libdpkg: Clarify field names in error and warning messages.
        * libdpkg: Optimize error handling. Move the error reporting outside the
          involved functions so that we do not need to call gettext if there is no
          error, which has a significant performance cost.
        * libdpkg: Merge nicknames table into fieldinfos, to stop penalizing the
          lookup of non-obsolete fieldnames.
        * libdpkg: Print a more accurate warning for Revision nicknames.
        * libdpkg: Increase the pkg-hash bins size to 65521, to improve hash table
          performance at the cost of a bit more memory usage.
        * libdpkg: Blank packages that are not-installed with unknown selection.
          Closes: #922410
        * libdpkg, dpkg: Print the dpkg database directory on access errors.
          Closes: #883700
        * Perl modules:
          - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Add support for merged-usr-via-symlinks tainted
            tag. Suggested by Alexander E. Patrakov <patrakov@gmail.com>.
          - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Add support for usr-local-has-* tainted tags.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Add a missing use Dpkg::Source::Format.
            Diagnosed by Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk>.
            Closes: #921031
        * Documentation:
          - start-stop-daemon(1): Document behavior of --pidfile security checks.
            Closes: #921557
          - dpkg(1): Document the unknown selection state. Closes: #922407
        * Code internals:
          - dpkg: Move SELinux fallback label to the SELinux specific code path.
          - dpkg: Simplify maintscript_set_exec_context().
          - dpkg: Move force options support into its own file.
          - dpkg: Do not hardcode the program name in the --force-help output.
          - dpkg: Switch force options from individual variables to bit fields.
          - dpkg: Switch from a char to an enum to track the force options types.
          - dpkg: Switch to set the default force option from the forceinfos array.
          - libdpkg: New benchmark programs and infrastructure.
          - libdpkg: Add new dpkg_error_move() function.
          - libdpkg: Add new dpkg_has_error() function.
          - libdpkg: Move status names from parse errors to arguments.
          - libdpkg: Use va_arg copy instead of the original on a vasprintf() call.
          - libdpkg: Include <string.h> in pager.c.
            Reported by Y <sevener@cock.li>. Closes: #922212
          - libdpkg: Use pkg_set_want() instead of a direct assignment.
        * Build system:
          - Check whether this dist is a release, based only on the version format.
            This will avoid having to do a two staged release to get a proper perl
            distribution tarball.
        * Packaging:
          - autopkgtest: Add file to Depends fields.
          - autopkgtest: Clarify behavior on root/non-root requirement.
          - Bump Standards-Version to 4.3.0 (no changes required).
          - Remove now unused assert usertag description.
          - Remove trailing whitespace from changelog.
          - Remove Origin and Bugs fields from control file.
          - Include a bug-script to report on tainted merged-usr-via-symlinks.
        * Test suite:
          - libdpkg: Fix unit test for file_slurp(). Closes: #920974
            Diagnosed by Frank Schaefer <kelledin@gmail.com>.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #921942
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo). Closes: #920972
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #921943
        * French (Jean-Pierre Giraud). Closes: #920905
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.19.4) unstable; urgency=medium
        * start-stop-daemon: Do not sanity check the pidfile when it is specified as
          /dev/null, as that implies the caller wants to start the program no matter
          what. Closes: #920242
        * Portability:
          - start-stop-daemon: Only use SO_PASSCRED if defined. Fixes build failure
            at least on GNU/Hurd.
        * Packaging:
          - autopkgtest: Pass --disable-nls and --disable-dselect to configure.
          - autopkgtest: Change Depends to «build-essential, autoconf, pkg-config».
      dpkg (1.19.3) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * dpkg-source: Stop filtering @builddeps@ from Testsuite-Triggers field.
          Closes: #910734
        * dpkg-genchanges: Only reference binary packages being uploaded, which
          means that for a source-only upload, the Binary and Description fields
          should be empty. Closes: #818618
        * dpkg-scanpackages: Do not compute unnecessary checksums when using the
          --hash argument. Based on a patch by Chris Lamb <lamby@debian.org>.
          Closes: #916456
        * dpkg-scanpackages: Emit a warning with the list of repeat packages.
          Prompted by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
        * start-stop-daemon: Check whether standalone --pidfile use is secure.
          Prompted by Michael Orlitzky <michael@orlitzky.com>.
        * start-stop-daemon: Print complete verbose lines, instead of partial lines
          with no newlines and a final print with a newline.
        * start-stop-daemon: Add new --notify-await and --notify-timeout options,
          which implement the systemd readiness protocol for services.
          Closes: #910707
        * update-alternatives: Add new --debug option.
        * update-alternatives: Fix removal of obsolete slaves from the linked list.
          Reported by Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org>. Closes: #916799
        * vendor.mk: Fix dpkg_vendor_derives_from macro documentation.
          Thanks to Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>. Closes: #913816
        * vendor.mk: Add support for an improved dpkg_vendor_derives_from macro.
          Version the macros so that both can be used, and default the unversioned
          one to the version 0 macro.
        * dpkg: Mark the package we are giving up on a trigger cycle as "istobe"
          normal, so that the dependency checks know they cannot expect this package
          to be processed anymore. Otherwise we ended up never detecting that we
          were not making progress, as we expected to process this package at a later
          point, when that would never happen anymore. This then was causing asserts
          in the process queue loop. Closes: #901127, #910819
        * dpkg: Reset progress_bytrigproc once we have injected it into the current
          package process queue iteration, so that we do not keep trying to process
          it, which might end up generating artificial trigger cycles, if
          dependencies are not satisfied yet.
        * dpkg: Convert one trigger processing required type into the new try-queued
          one, so that we stop skipping unsatisfiable dependency checks.
        * dpkg: Move trigproc cycle reset inside try-deferred conditional. We should
          only reset the cycle detection in case we are not bailing out from the
          processing with an error, otherwise we could come back to this package and
          detect an artificial trigger cycle.
        * dpkg: Introduce a new dependency try level for trigger processing. This
          completely defers trigger processing until after the dependency cycle
          breaking level, so to avoid generating artificial trigger cycles, when we
          end up trying to process triggers with yet unsatisifiable dependencies.
          Closes: #810724, #854478, #911620
        * dpkg: Fix --help output, to clarify which arguments are optional.
        * libdpkg: Add proper tar error handling. This makes the tar extractor
          track and report back parse errors, so that we can give more descriptive
        * libdpkg: Detect unsupported tar entry types to give better error messages.
        * libdpkg: Add new db-fsys:Files and db-fsys:Last-Modified virtual fields.
        * Perl modules:
          - Dpkg::Changelog::Debian: Preserve modelines at EOF. Closes: #916056
            Thanks to Chris Lamb <lamby@debian.org> for initial test cases.
          - Dpkg::File: Make file_slurp() also accept pathnames in addition to
          - Dpkg::Vendor::Ubuntu: Fix buildflags override after default setting move.
            Based on a patch by Iain Lane <laney@ubuntu.com> and
            Adam Conrad <adconrad@ubuntu.com>. Closes: #915881
          - Dpkg::Shlibs::Objdump: Remove unused Dpkg::IPC import.
          - Dpkg::Shlibs::Objdump: Only select objdump program when going to use it.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Do not reinitialize fields member in constructor.
          - Dpkg::Source::Patch: Do not recommend --include-removal when not
            supported. Closes: #913012
          - Dpkg::Source::Package::V3::Bzr: Fix format name in output message.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Add a new format option to the new constructor.
            Prompted by James McCoy <jamesan@debian.org>.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Improve debian/source/format parsing and
          - Dpkg::Source::Format: New public module.
            Prompted by Mattia Rizzolo <mattia@debian.org>.
        * Documentation:
          - dpkg(1): Clarify --remove action. Closes: #914478
          - dpkg-query(1): Clarify --list option behavior when no arguments are
            specified. Closes: #917098
          - deb-control(5): Clarify by adding a reference to deb-src-control(5) and
            removing an invalid comment in the example.
            Prompted by Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
          - dpkg(1): Clarify databases used by --yet-to-unpack and --predep-package.
            Prompted by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
          - Clarify character classes for various formats in man pages, by
            explicitly listing the character ranges within parenthesis.
            Prompted by Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk>.
          - dpkg-query(1): Document the version introducing the -f option.
          - dpkg-architecture(1): Add reference to the TERMS section in the
            VARIABLES section. Prompted by Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>.
          - Fix POD for Dpkg::Interface::Storable derived method implementations.
          - Dpkg::Deps::Simple(3): Fix POD signature for new constructor.
        * Code internals:
          - dpkg-maintscript-helper: Use an explicit escape instead of a literal
          - Quote shell variables. Reported by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
          - Switch perl code to use the new Dpkg::Source::Format module.
          - dpkg-source: Move source format selection earlier in the build.
          - dpkg-source: Use new format argument for Dpkg::Source::Package->new().
          - dpkg-shlibdeps: Remove unused variable.
          - dpkg-scanpackages: Unroll a single iteration loop.
          - start-stop-daemon: Compare foundany against 0 instead of treating it
            like a boolean.
          - start-stop-daemon: Switch code to use new info() and debug() functions.
          - update-alternatives: Use enums for actions instead of strings.
          - update-alternatives: Switch verbose selection into an enum.
          - dpkg: Negate tortoise_not_in_hare() function name and return value.
          - dpkg: Initialize trigcyclenode's next member once.
          - dpkg: Use common pattern of assigning as an iterator.
          - dpkg: Factor trigproc_new_cyclenode() out from check_trigger_cycle().
          - dpkg: Switch dependtry from an int to an enum.
          - dpkg: Move dependtry description from deferred_configure() to its
          - dpkg: Split trigger processing types into required, try-queued and
          - dpkg-query: Rename variable to avoid shadowing a local function.
          - When allocating use the variable instead of the type in sizeof().
          - dselect: Rename variable r to pkgbin.
          - libdpkg, dpkg: Rename r variables to fnn.
          - libdpkg: Rename ret variable to next.
          - libdpkg: Cleanup fsys module symbol names.
          - libdpkg: Rename pkg_db symbols to pkg_hash.
          - libdpkg: Add new warning printer setter function.
            Prompted by Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org>.
          - libdpkg: Add new DPKG_ERROR_OBJECT macro.
        * Build system:
          - get-version: Use a format string with printf.
          - run-script: Use $() instead of deprecated ``.
          - run-script: Remove unused PERL_PROFILE variable, PERL5OPT can be used
            instead, and does not require leaving an unquoted variable around.
          - run-script: Add «set -e».
          - Build.PL: Set environment variables only for CPAN tests.
          - Build.PL: Set locale for CPAN tests to C. Fixes CPAN#127314.
          - configure: Split AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE arguments into different lines.
        * Packaging:
          - Bump Standards-Version to 4.2.1 (no changes needed).
          - Switch to debhelper compatibility level 11.
          - Create the log file in postinst only if it does not exist.
            Prompted by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
          - Add superficial autopkgtest functional tests.
        * Test suite:
          - Add new shellcheck author test.
          - Add descriptions for the shellcheck exclude codes.
          - Update cppcheck suppressions.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #912023
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Italian (Milo Casagrande). Closes: #915610
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #917813
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo). Closes: #919040
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #912024
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
  12. 31 May, 2019 1 commit
  13. 08 Oct, 2018 1 commit
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      Import Debian version 1.19.2 · 4418872b
      Guillem Jover authored
      dpkg (1.19.2) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * dpkg: Fix --force-not-root for chown() and chmod() based syscalls, and
          give a more meaningful error message on chroot(). Closes: #614126
        * dpkg-divert, dpkg-statoverride: Add new --instdir and --root options,
          and make the commands honor the DPKG_ROOT environment variable.
        * libdpkg: Call the pager with «$SHELL -c» to respect POSIX. Closes: #910009
        * libdpkg: Do not spawn a pager if we are going to call «cat».
        * libdpkg: Honor DPKG_PAGER when spawning a pager.
          Suggested by Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au>.
        * libdpkg: Set LESS to “-FRSXMQ” if not already set, when spawning a pager.
        * libdpkg: Ignore SIGPIPE when setting up a pager, and then ignore EPIPE
          errors when writing to stdout, otherwise if we quit the pager early, the
          program will exit with an error code.
        * libdpkg: Set stdout to be fully buffered when using a pager.
        * dpkg, dpkg-query: Add new --no-pager option. For dpkg this is also a
          configuration option. Closes: #909754
        * Perl modules:
          - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Ignore Version field in enarmored output.
            Fixes CPAN#127217.
          - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Do not read the gpg user configuration file.
          - Dpkg::Source::Functions: Reimplement is_binary() w/o using diff(1).
          - Dpkg::Source::Package::V2: Split the BinaryFiles module into its own
            file, and give it a more generic name (Dpkg::Source::BinaryFiles).
          - Dpkg::Source::Package::V2: Move binary file detection to BinaryFiles
        * Documentation:
          - dpkg-buildpackage(1): Clarify --build=source explanation.
          - dsc(5): Clarify what “flattened” means in Testsuite-Triggers.
            Prompted by Mattia Rizzolo <mattia@debian.org>.
          - dsc(5): Add a reference to where the source formats are described.
            Prompted by Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <mafm@debian.org>.
          - dpkg-source(1): Improve documentation on vendor-specific series files.
          - deb-control(5): Document Build-Ids field.
            Prompted by Stuart Prescott <stuart@debian.org>.
          - dpkg(1): Clarify which fields are affected by dependency options.
            Prompted by James Clarke <jrtc27@debian.org>.
          - dpkg-query(1): Document the PAGER environment variable usage.
          - Dpkg(1): Add POD documentation about the module hierarchy and API.
        * Code internals:
          - dpkg-split: Use nfstrnsave() instead of nfmalloc() + memcpy().
          - libdpkg: Add new fsys-dir module.
          - libdpkg: Pass the file contents to the pager instead of the filename.
          - libdpkg: Add a pager kill switch, so that it can be forcefully disabled.
        * Build system:
          - Distribute a LICENSE file on CPAN.
          - Do not make the Build.PL script executable.
          - Generalize PACKAGE_CPAN_SIGN by setting PACKAGE_DIST_IS_RELEASE instead.
          - Add a release_status key to the CPAN metadata.
          - Fix typo in CPAN recommends key.
          - Improve test and author CPAN dependencies.
        * Packaging:
          - Break libapt-pkg5.0 instead of apt. Closes: #909959
            Analysis by Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>.
        * Test suite:
          - Skip version checks involving «dpkg --compare-versions» if not available.
            This is relevant on CPAN or on non-dpkg-based systems.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Polish (Łukasz Dulny).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.19.1) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix logic in dpkg-buildpackage to decide whether to run build targets,
          which broke tons of packages that are violating Debian policy MUSTs.
          Thanks to James Clarke <jrtc27@debian.org>. Closes: #878899
        * Do not try to recompute hashes for the .dsc file when signing binary-only
          builds in dpkg-buildpackage. Reported by Ximin Luo <infinity0@debian.org>.
        * Pass the correct source stanza to the dpkg-buildpackage code parsing the
          Rules-Requires-Root field. This meant the field was being ignored.
        * Run dpkg-source directly from the current working directory in
          dpkg-buildpackage, instead of changing directory back and forth.
        * Setup and check rootcommand in dpkg-buildpackage only if it is going to
          be needed. Reported by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>.
        * Add color support to dpkg-maintscript-helper (a shell script).
        * Fix warning by including <sys/sysmacros.h> for makedev() in libdpkg.
        * Fix directory traversal with dpkg-deb --raw-extract, by guaranteeing
          that the DEBIAN pathname does not exist. Closes: #879982
          Reported by Jakub Wilk <jwilk@jwilk.net>.
        * Add new AS, STRIP, OBJCOPY, OBJDUMP, NM, AR and RANLIB buildtools
          variables to buildtools.mk. Prompted by Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
        * Restore rejecting negated architectures in Architecture field in
          dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-genchanges. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.5.
        * Fix dpkg-gensymbols to print "error" instead of "warning" when these
          are fatal. Closes: #881488
        * Rename DPKG_GAIN_ROOT_CMD to DEB_GAIN_ROOT_CMD in the R³ support, as
          the variable is expected to be set by any builder, not just dpkg. And
          introduce ephemeral backwards compatibility even though there are no
          known users.
        * Do not set DEB_GAIN_ROOT_CMD in dpkg-buildpackage when the R³ value is
          <implementations-keywords>, following the specification.
        * Specify that DEB_GAIN_ROOT_CMD in R³ should preserve the environment.
          Proposed by Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org>.
        * Specify new DEB_RULES_REQUIRES_ROOT variable for R³ support.
        * Add new --rules-requires-root option to dpkg-buildpackage.
        * Declare R³ specification as "recommendation, stable" with version 1.0.
        * Export architecture variables by default from architecture.mk, as
          documented in dpkg-architecture(1). Closes: #888964
          Thanks to Jack Bates <wdz7eo@nottheoilrig.com>
        * Increment the line number on dpkg --set-selections on unknown packages.
          Reported by Heinz Repp <heinz.repp@arcor.de>. Closes: #888983
        * Switch a DEBIAN/conffile parsing assert() in dpkg due to empty lines
          into an ohshit(), because this is really a run-time error.
        * Fix assert() in dselect to expect the method lock file descriptor to be
          initialized, instead of non-zero.
        * Switch a fatal() call in start-stop-daemon into the new BUG() macro,
          because it is really an internal error.
        * Switch all assert() calls (except in update-alternatives) into internerr()
          or BUG() calls, to get way better reporting with variable contents and
          descriptions, and to make them always present independent of NDEBUG.
        * Add a new --no-rename option to dpkg-divert. This is the current default
          behavior, but it will make it possible to do a default switch in 1.20.x.
        * Warn when using dpkg-divert --add or --remove w/o --rename or --no-rename.
        * Warn when using dpkg-divert --rename on a file from an Essential package.
        * Use a single “struct filenamenode” definition for the entire code base.
          Closes: #746766
        * Add support for frontend locking. This makes it possible for frontends
          using this new protocol, to safely lock the dpkg database w/o risk of
          race conditions with other dpkg instances or frontends supporting the
          same protocol. Thanks to Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org>.
        * Do not emit perl warnings in dpkg-source --help on source formats w/o
        * Make dpkg-buildpackage validate OpenPGP signing key IDs length. Error out
          for short key IDs and warn for long key IDs.
        * On the dpkg conffile prompt, print the set of environment variables setup
          for the conffile shell, for easier discoverability.
        * Fix dpkg-buildpackage option --rules-file parsing. It was trying to parse
          it as --rules-target, which due to the ordering was a no-op.
        * Only check for fallback build targets presence on binary builds in
        * Only check required build dependencies for known targets specified with
          dpkg-buildpackage --rules-target option.
          Reported by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
        * Track package status dirtiness in dpkg to only log and report in status-fd
          when it has changed, removing duplication in output. Closes: #365921
        * Use Synopsis instead of Summary for the short Description, to unify the
          nomenclature and to make it more descriptive. Add a new binary:Synopsis
          virtual field to dpkg-query show format.
        * Add new dpkg-buildpackage --no-post-clean option, to be able to explicitly
          select the current default behavior.
        * Dump database package records in alphabetical order. This will give
          reproducible status and available database files, and make it possible
          to output other deb822 formatted data in a deterministic way.
        * Require both standard input and output to be connected to a terminal to
          use a pager.
        * Run dpkg-query --list output through a pager if we are on a terminal,
          instead of truncating it, to avoid data loss. Closes: #898603
        * Fix use after free in dpkg maintainer script handling. Regression
          introduced in dpkg 1.19.0.
        * Flush output for dpkg-query --status, --print-avail and --listfiles at
          the end, instead of after each stanza.
        * Add support for dumping all dpkg-query --status and --print-avail records
          from the database when no arguments are specified. Closes: #616342
        * Add new dpkg-gensymbols -l option to avoid having to abuse LD_LIBRARY_PATH
          for cross-build paths.
        * Check that DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_PACKAGE is defined in dpkg-maintscript-helper.
          Closes: #907772
        * Switch dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-genchanges to track automatically
          generated artifacts by using the Auto-Built-Package field from the binary
          package instead of hardcoding package name patterns (such as «-dbgsym$»).
        * Add new --reverse option to dpkg-parsechangelog, to list the changelog
          entries in reverse order.
        * Architecture support:
          - Add support for riscv64 CPU. Closes: #822914
            Thanks to Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <mafm@debian.org>
          - Document the purpose and columns in the tupletable file.
        * Portability:
          - Add libcompat md5 module to the libcompat-test library, so that we
            always make sure it builds, even when we use an external implementation.
          - Convert libcompat md5 module to use C99 int types, instead of mapping
            them from the BSD types at configure time.
          - Use MD5_CTX instead of struct MD5Context, as the prevalent more portable
            type on system's <md5.h> headers.
          - Check for ldconfig command in dpkg only on platforms that do have it.
          - Fix file descriptor leak in start-stop-daemon on AIX.
          - libcompat: Add new strchrnul() implementation.
        * Perl modules:
          - Dpkg::Source::Package::V1: Check that $tarname is defined before use.
            Thanks to Christoph Biedl <debian.axhn@manchmal.in-ulm.de>.
            Closes: #879124
          - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Use proper %use_feature key. This was causing perl
            errors on paths not accepted for fixdebugpath.
            Reported by Mattia Rizzolo <mattia@debian.org>, on IRC. Closes: #881051
          - Dpkg::Changelog: Print versions for incorrect changelog range warnings.
            Thanks to Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org>.
          - Dpkg::Shlibs::SymbolFile: Check that $state->{seen} exists instead of
            $state being just defined. Fixes regression in dpkg-gensymbols symbols
            output. Thanks to Dmitry Shachnev <mitya57@debian.org>. Closes: #880166
          - Dpkg::Arch: Add new positive options argument to arch validators.
          - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Mark hurd-i386 as having gcc builtin PIE.
            Requested by Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package::V2: Print one building line per existing tarball.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Print building lines for upstream tarball
            signatures. Closes: #888787
          - Dpkg::Deps: Turn virtualpkg tracking from an arrayyref into a hashref.
          - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Mark riscv64 as having gcc builtin PIE.
          - Dpkg::Shlibs::Objdump: Fix ELF program detection, for PIE binaries and
            executable libraries.
          - Dpkg::Version: Fix bool overload behavior back to be an is_valid()
            alias. Emit a specific perl warning until 1.20.x so that users can check
            whether the semantic change has any impact on the code, which can then
            be quiesced. Closes: #895004
          - Dpkg::Changelog::Parse: When detecting the changelog format, read the
            last 4KiB of the file instead of using «tail -n40», which should be
            both faster and more portable, as the default tail(1) is not POSIX
            compliant on all systems (c.f. Solaris).
          - Dpkg::Build::Types: Add new set_build_type_from_targets() function.
          - Dpkg::Shlibs::SymbolFile: Always assign a proper Dpkg::Version to the
            deprecated variable, otherwise the scalar value 0 can get confused
            on scalar context to denote it is *not* deprecated instead of being
            version 0.
          - Dpkg::Shlibs: Disable bool overload Dpkg::Version warnings.
          - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Inline _parse_feature_area() into
            _add_build_flags(), for a small speed up and line count reduction.
          - Dpkg::BuildFlags: Move default flags setting into the Dpkg::Vendor
          - Dpkg::Gettext: Fix fallback textdomain() to honor its expected interface.
          - Dpkg::Deps: Split subpackages into their own separate modules.
          - Dpkg::Source: Do not change patch permissions if not necessary.
            Closes: #898010
          - Dpkg::Substvars: Reword used/unused warnings to clarify their meaning.
            Closes: #904258
          - Dpkg::Shlibs: Warn when using LD_LIBRARY_PATH with a private library
            directory which is a descendent of the current working directory.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package::V3::Quilt: Print series file used when applying
          - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Return the destination path on successful ASCII armor
          - Dpkg::Control::Fields: Do not use & sigil for function calls.
          - Dpkg::Shlibs: Ignore nonexistent directories present in LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
          - Dpkg::Deps::KnownFacts: Satisfy :native with arch:all packages too.
            These are treated as native packages everywhere else in the multi-arch
            design, this was the only exception, which has become a source of
            packaging problems as of late. This was apparently an oversight in
            the original implementation. Closes: #854438
          - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Add fixfilepath support to reproducible feature.
          - Dpkg::Dist::Files: Add support for file attributes.
        * Documentation:
          - Update gettext minimal version in README.
          - Add a missing dot on the dpkg-buildflags(1) «lfs» feature paragraph.
            Spotted by Helge Kreutzmann <debian@helgefjell.de>.
          - Document DPKG_COLORS environment variable for all programs using it.
          - Document DPKG_NLS environment variable for all programs using it.
          - Document the Testsuite and Testsuite-Triggers fields in
            deb-src-control(5). Prompted by Mattia Rizzolo <mattia@debian.org>.
          - Update git URLs for move away from alioth.debian.org.
          - Fix set_build_type_from_options() description in Dpkg::Build::Types.
          - Clarify PIE build flag feature semantics. Closes: #900088
          - Clarify dpkg-buildpackage pre and post-clean options and their default
          - Add --build option equivalents for dpkg-buildpackage short build type
            options in --help output.
          - Fold dpkg-buildpackage --[no-]check-builddeps in --help into both -D
            and -d option descriptions.
          - Mark profiles as a replaceable item in dpkg-buildpackage --help output.
          - Update test suite requirements in README.
          - Document textdomain() and ngettext() replacement functions in
            Dpkg::Gettext POD.
          - Clarify arch-qualified dependency simplification in Dpkg::Deps POD.
          - Improve Dpkg::Deps modules and methods documentation.
          - Fix typo in deb-changes(5). Closes: #902616
          - Clarify awaiting state for interest and activate directives.
            Closes: #904060
          - Fix man page markup. Closes: #900033, #900035, #900040
            Thanks to Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig@rhi.hi.is>.
          - Fix Doxygen comment for libdpkg dpkg_arch_find() function.
          - Document the dangers of using start-stop-daemon(8) only with --pidfile
            as matching option with the pid file owned by a non-privileged user.
        * Code internals:
          - Do not use stringy eval to define different sub implementations,
            just assign an anonymous sub to the typeglob.
          - Use memccpy() instead of strncpy() to quiesce a gcc-8 warning.
          - Change pkgbin_name_needs_arch() to never arch-qualify packages that
            have an empty or no architecture, which was already handled as part
            of varbuf_add_archqual().
          - libdpkg: Factor out cached arch-qualified package name generation into
            new pkgbin_name_archqual() function.
          - libdpkg: Add new pkg_name() and pkgbin_name() const variants.
          - libdpkg, dselect: Use new pkg_name_const() and pkgbin_name_const().
          - libdpkg: Rename struct pkginfo files member to archives.
          - dpkg: Call ensure_package_clientdata() defensively.
          - dpkg: For read-only state functions, check that clientdata is allocated
            before using it.
          - libdpkg: Move files list information from dpkg clientdata to pkginfo.
          - dpkg: Move ensure_package_clientdata() into its own file.
          - libdpkg: Move db-fsys code from src to lib/dpkg.
          - libdpkg: Rename pkg-db module to pkg-hash.
          - libdpkg: Simplify pkg_files_blank() by using a pointer to pointer to
            track the previous entry.
          - libdpkg: Factor out package files handling into its own module.
          - libdpkg: Switch to a new tiny struct to track file on-disk identity.
            This should reduce the run-time memory used.
          - libdpkg: Reset nfiles in files_db_reset().
          - libdpkg: Split push_cleanup() into push_cleanup_fallback().
          - Switch from strchr() + strlen() to strchrnul().
          - libdpkg: Change dpkg_error to track errno values.
          - libdpkg: Add new varbuf_new() and varbuf_free() functions.
          - libdpkg: Add new file_slurp() function.
          - libdpkg: Switch db-fsys to use the new file_slurp() function.
          - libdpkg: Add new pkg_infodb_reset_dir().
          - libdpkg: Add new m_dup() function.
          - libdpkg: Factor out package stanza printing into its own function.
          - libdpkg: Split pager specific code into its own module.
          - libdpkg: Add pager spawning and reaping support.
          - Use new pager spawning support instead of open-coding it, or piping it
            via a shell invocation, which required metacharacter escaping.
          - dpkg-query: Split enqperpackage() into each different action.
        * Build system:
          - Set distribution tarball format to ustar, instead of default v7 format.
          - Mark PO4A and POD2MAN as precious variables.
          - Automatically replace -Wno- with -W when testing compiler flags,
            instead of passing the positive form manually.
          - Enable clang -Wdocumentation warning if available.
          - Enable gcc-7 -Wregister warning if available.
          - Add CPAN distribution machinery for the perl modules. Closes: #821177
          - Add an autogen script to help people bootstrap the project.
          - Distribute the man.stamp from VPATH.
          - Preserve timestamps when distributing man pages.
          - Add a GitLab CI configuration file.
          - Disable C optimization levels when configuring for code coverage.
        * Packaging:
          - Install update-alternatives policykit-1 file.
          - Add Breaks to libdpkg-perl against pkg-kde-tools (<< 0.15.28~), as
            that package is using private modules with no API guarantees, that
            obviously broke due to recent changes in 1.19.0. Closes: #878919
          - Add Breaks on debhelper << 10.10.1~ to dpkg-dev, so that debhelper users
            wanting to use R³ support do not need a versioned dependency on dpkg-dev.
          - Add Breaks dgit << 3.13~ to libdpkg-perl, as older dgit versions assumed
            that Dpkg::Compression::Process was available, via implicit import
            from Dpkg::Source::Package.
            Reported by Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk>.
          - Bump Standards-Version to 4.1.1 (no changes needed).
          - Add bzip2 and xz-utils to Build-Depends, required by the functional test
            suite, but shadowed by dpkg-dev from the build system pulling those in.
          - Add versioned libncurses-dev as the first Build-Depends alternative.
            Thanks to Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>.
          - Do not pass VERBOSE to test suite, as we are not using any automake
            test driver, so it does not get honored.
          - Rename maintainer-build DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS to new standardized terse.
          - Enable verbose test suite only in non-terse builds.
          - Add a Suggests on sensible-utils to libdpkg-perl.
          - Switch libdpkg-perl again to depend on perl:any, now that debootstrap
            in stable (stretch) supports arch-qualified dependencies.
          - Update libdpkg-perl public module list in package description.
          - Add Breaks on apt (<< 1.7~b) for --status-fd duplicate removals.
        * Test suite:
          - Skip Dpkg::OpenPGP test if gpg is not present.
          - Check POD in all perl scripts.
          - Consider *.PL also to be perl files.
          - Infer automatically the unit test data directory.
          - Infer automatically the unit test temp directory.
          - Add new po author test case (use i18nspector if available).
          - Add new test cases to clarify arch-qualified dependency simplification.
          - Add several TODO tests cases for dependency simplification.
          - Add new cppcheck author test.
          - Add support for new test_get_srcdir() test_get_builddir().
          - Add new unit tests for namevalue, fsys-hash and pkg-hash libdpkg modules.
          - Improve coverage of perl unit tests.
          - Delete fixup lines from i18nspector output instead of emptying them.
          - Add new codespell author test.
          - Add new test that the public libdpkg headers can be compiled with C++.
        [ Josh Triplett ]
        * Perl: Replace all calls to Cwd::cwd with Cwd::getcwd; the former calls
          /bin/pwd, while the latter uses the getcwd() syscall directly.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #881401
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Italian (Milo Casagrande). Closes: #883085
        * Polish (Łukasz Dulny).
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo, Boyuan Yang). Closes: #900547, #890806
        * Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino).
        * Traditional Chinese (Buo-ren Lin). Closes: #905887
        * Turkish (Mert Dirik). Closes: #886252
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #881403
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo).
      dpkg (1.19.0) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Remove an unused variable in dpkg-shlibdeps.
          Thanks to Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>.
        * Parse start-stop-daemon usernames and groupnames starting with digits in
          -u and -c correctly. Reported by Bodo Eggert <7eggert@online.de>.
        * Cache the result of «dpkg-query --control-path» calls in dpkg-shlibdeps.
          Based on a patch by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>. Closes: #846405
        * Always use the binary version for the .buildinfo filename in
          dpkg-genbuildinfo. Reported by Raphaël Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>.
          Closes: #869236
        * Fix integer overflow in deb(5) format version parser.
          Closes: #868356
        * Re-enable upstream tar signatures when building source format 1.0.
        * Make dpkg-deb --build sanity check the config maintainer script file type
          and permissions.
        * Add support to dpkg-deb for rootless builds, by setting the owner and
          group for the control.tar entries to root:root, and making it possible to
          do the same for the data.tar entries via the new --root-owner-group option.
          Based on a patch by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>. Closes: #291320
        * Make dpkg-buildpackage error out if --as-root is passed without
        * Add support for rootless builds in dpkg-buildpackage by honoring the
          Rules-Requires-Root (R³) field.
        * Add new dpkg-buildflags --query command, which is like --status but in
          deb822 format.
        * Remove long obsolete dselect floppy method.
        * Remove traces of non-US support from dselect methods.
        * Add support for a new Build-Kernel-Version field in .buildinfo files,
          that can be emitted with a new dpkg-genbuildinfo --always-include-kernel
          option. Closes: #873937
        * Make dpkg-genchanges honor substvars in .changes Description field.
          Closes: #856547
        * Add support for source package Description and substvars. This new
          field in the debian/control source stanza will be copied into the .dsc
          file, and will also be used to initialize the new source:Synopsis and
          source:Extended-Description substvars that will be available when
          generating the DEBIAN/control and .changes files. Closes: #555743
        * Add new “future” feature area in dpkg-buildflags:
          - Add new «lfs» feature, to be used instead of the getconf(1) interface
            which cannot support cross-building.
        * Add new buildtools.mk make fragment to support build tools variable
          setup, for both TOOL and TOOL_FOR_BUILD variables. Not included by
          default from default.mk.
        * Make --uniform-compression the new default dpkg-deb behavior. Add support
          for negating the option via --no-uniform-compression.
        * Clarify subprocess error message by shuffling words around.
        * Print the package name on maintainer script errors. Closes: #877521
        * Fix capitalization of Debian in dpkg-deb output messages.
        * Add a policikit file for running update-alternatives via pkexec.
          Propose by Boyuan Yang <073plan@gmail.com>.
        * Perl modules:
          - Switch from Dpkg::Util to List::Util, now that the module in the
            new required Perl contains the needed functions.
          - Add a new "unique_tuple_key" option to Dpkg::Index set_options() to
            set better default "get_key_func" options, which will become the default
            behavior in 1.20.x. Prompted by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
          - Mark ppc64 and powerpc as having gcc builtin PIE in Dpkg::Vendor::Debian.
          - Make the Dpkg::Substvars warnings output deterministic.
            Thanks to Chris Lamb <lamby@debian.org>. Closes: #870221
          - Remove unused POSIX module imports.
          - Use Errno module instead of the slow to import POSIX.
          - Remove unused Dpkg::Path from Dpkg::Vendor::Ubuntu.
          - Only load POSIX from Dpkg::Compression::FileHandle if we are going to
            use signal definitions, reducing the load time of many other modules.
          - Only load Dpkg::BuildOptions and Dpkg::Arch from Dpkg::Vendor-specific
            modules if we are going to use them, reducing the load time of many
            other modules.
          - Only load Term::ANSIColor from Dpkg::ErrorHandling if we are going to
            use colors, reducing the load time of many other modules.
          - Move color setup into report_pretty in Dpkg::ErrorHandling.
          - Move printforhelp initialization into usageerr() in Dpkg::ErrorHandling.
          - Avoid many function arguments in Dpkg::Shlibs::SymbolFile parse().
          - Avoid many function arguments in Dselect::Ftp do_connect().
          - Add new Dpkg::Interface::Storable option to disable compression support,
            so that we can load Dpkg::Compression::FileHandle only when enabled.
          - Disable decompression support for Dpkg::Vendor origin files.
          - Move file_lock() function into a new Dpkg::Lock module, to reduce the
            module load chain for several Dpkg modules.
          - Add support for new DPKG_NLS environment variable in Dpkg::Gettext,
            that when set to 0 will disable NLS (i18n) support in the Dpkg modules,
            and reduce the load chain.
          - Disable compression when using the default file in
          - Mark all missing CTRL_INDEX_SRC and CTRL_INDEX_PKG fields as allowed
            in Dpkg::Control::FieldsCore.
          - Complete field order for CTRL_PKG_DEB and CTRL_FILE_STATUS types in
          - Switch to use lowercase field names for all internal field name
            handling in Dpkg::Control::FieldsCore, giving a significant speed up.
          - Remove dependency on Dpkg::Checksums from Dpkg::Control::FieldsCore.
          - Do not execute code when importing Dpkg::Control::FieldsCore.
          - Use substr instead of a regex to match the first line characters in
            when parsing control files in Dpkg::Control::HashCore.
          - Merge build flag methods into a single _add_build_flags private method
            in Dpkg::Vendor::Debian.
          - Do not use an intermediate variable in Dpkg::Control::HashCore::Tie
            STORE method.
          - Expect deb822 stanza delimiters more often than OpenPGP Armor Headers
            in Dpkg::Control::HashCore parse method.
          - Optimize trailing space matching on Dpkg::Control::HashCore parse
            method, by trimming it just once at the beginning of the iteration.
          - Optimize trailing space trimming on Dpkg::Control::HashCore parse
            method, by requiring that at least one whitespace is present.
          - Optimize first character matching in Dpkg::Control::HashCore parse
            method, by storing the first character in a variable.
          - Optimize field/value parsing in Dpkg::Control::HashCore parse method,
            by switching from a capturing regex to split() plus a checking regex.
          - Auto-convert binary signatures to OpenPGP ASCII Armor in
            Dpkg::Source::Package when building source packages.
          - Switch Dpkg::Source::Package::V3 modules to use find_command() instead
            of ad-hoc code.
          - Call source format prerequisites Dpkg::Source::Package method if
            present. Addresses: #877688
          - Unify Dpkg::ErrorHandling subprocess errors with the ones from libdpkg.
          - Do not emit a perl warning if gcc or dpkg is not found from Dpkg::Arch,
            the code already handles the commands not being present.
          - Do not unnecessarily require setting the host_arch in Dpkg::Deps.
            Closes: #856396
          - Do not normalize args past a passthrough stop word in Dpkg::Getopt.
            Some commands pass some arguments through to another command, and
            those must not be normalized as that might break their invocation.
            Reported by Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
        * Documentation:
          - Document currently accepted syntax for changelogs in deb-changelog(5).
            Closes: #858579
          - Mark source:Version substvar in bold in deb-substvars(5).
          - Clarify behavior for dpkg-maintscript-helper. Closes: #857852
          - Use <command-string> instead of <command> for -c argument value in
            dpkg-architecture(1). Reported by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
          - Itemize the CTRL_* constants in the Dpkg::Index POD.
          - Update buildinfo information in dpkg-buildpackage man page to match
            the current implementation.
          - Add all source files to POTFILES.in files.
          - Move deb-version man page to section 7.
          - Remove reference to obsolete dpkg-cross(1).
          - Sort control field export markers by tool order in deb-src-control(5).
          - Document Package-Type and Enhances fields in deb-control(5).
          - Write the actual glyphs used to delimit dependency restrictions in
          - Move Package-Type description just after the Package field in
          - Move udeb-specific fields to the end of the list of fields in
            deb-src-control(5), and mention these are really udeb-specific.
          - Document that dependency fields in binary stanza can have restrictions
            in deb-src-control(5).
          - Clarify that the Testsuite field is comma-separarted.
          - Fix update-alternatives man page section in alternatives/README file
            reference. Closes: #872309
          - Use correct name for archname validator value in dpkg(1) man page.
            Reported by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net.
          - Add new deb-src-rules(5) man page.
          - Document that trailing commas are valid in debian/control dependency
            fields, which get stripped when generating output files.
            Prompted by Mattia Rizzolo <mattia@debian.org>.
          - Clarify that sanitize options should not be used for production builds.
          - Remove recommendation to use Pre-Depends for trigger directives from
            deb-triggers(5). Closes: #864882
          - Add new rootless build experimental draft specification.
            Initial proposal by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>, wording fixes
            and spec clarifications by Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org>.
          - Fix several function signature documentation.
        * Code internals:
          - Switch perl code to use -> operator for function variables.
          - Switch perl code from split() with /\s+/ to ' '.
        * Build system:
          - Require Perl 5.20.2, the version in Debian oldstable (jessie).
          - Use new gcc-7 -Wrestrict and -Wshift-negative-value warnings if
          - Do not override the default DEPENDENCIES for libdpkg, extend it instead.
          - Install perl man pages in section 3perl.
        * Packaging:
          - Remove preinst maintainer scripts for dselect and dpkg-dev, for an
            ancient /usr/share/doc symlink to directory switch. Closes: #867327
          - Remove now unused libio-string-perl Build-Depends, and versioned
            dpkg-dev as we do not use build profiles any more.
          - Set Rules-Requires-Root field to no.
          - Do not set redundant source compression to xz.
          - Bump Standards-Version to 4.1.0 (no changes needed).
          - Switch to debhelper compatibility level 10.
          - Split alternatives logrotate into its own configuration file to help
            downstreams and derivatives.
          - Remove ancient code recompressing the alternatives database backups
            from xz to gzip in the dpkg daily cron job.
          - Remove Replaces and Breaks for ancient transitions.
          - Remove workaround for ancient gcc lacking stackprotectorstrong support.
          - Remove maintainer script code to handle downgrades to pre-triggers and
            pre-multiarch dpkg versions.
          - Remove alternative logs when purging dpkg (!?).
          - Add support for DPKG_ROOT in dpkg maintainer scripts.
          - Add git and bzr to libdpkg-perl Suggests. Closes: #877688
        * Test suite:
          - Enable perlcritic Documentation::RequirePodSections and
          - Disable perlcritic ValuesAndExpressions::ProhibitEscapedCharacter.
          - Add a new all_perl_modules function to Test::Dpkg.
          - Add a new module-version unit test to check that module $VERSION
            matches the newest entry in the CHANGES section.
          - Use Module::Metadata instead of grepping for $VERSION in pod-coverage.
          - Avoid many function arguments in Dpkg_Changelog.t check_options().
          - Add a new unit test for Dpkg::Control::FieldsCore.
          - Switch from IO::String to native open() scalar support.
          - Use UTC0 when setting TZ.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Italian (Pietro Battiston). Closes: #864509
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #868800
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo, Boyuan Yang). Closes: #867133, #877929
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #862924
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.18.24) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add missing symbols to the libdpkg map file.
        * Fix dpkg-shlibdeps to preserve the Dpkg::Shlibs::find_library() order
          when scanning symbols/shlibs files. This was causing generation of bogus
          dependencies when multiple packages provide the same SONAME on different
          directories. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.17. Closes: #860979
        * Make dpkg-maintscript-helper print all unowned files from a directory
          when printing the error message, to ease debugging those problems after
          the fact. Closes: #813454, #860238
          Based on a patch by Bastien ROUCARIÈS <roucaries.bastien@gmail.com>.
        * Add duplicate prevention code for debian/files to dpkg-genbuildinfo, so
          that successive runs with different versions and equivalent build types
          do not generate multiple .buildinfo entries to be uploaded, which is
          similar to what dpkg-gencontrol is doing for .deb files.
        * Fix conffile takeover handling during unpack in dpkg on --root or
          on diversions. Closes: #837051, #858004
        * Fix digest inference for shared conffiles, causing bogus takeover
          unpack errors. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.16.9. Closes: #861217
        * Improve tar entry metadata parsing in dpkg:
          - Do not parse device numbers for non block nor char tar entry objects.
          - Make the existing octal parser more robust, by checking for the
            expected format of leading zeros or spaces, followed by any ASCII
            octal characters (0-7), followed by zero or more space or NULs.
          - Add support for base-256 encoded numeric fields, to support large
            values, for UID/GID, device number, size and even signed timestamps.
            This is necessary not only to be able to store larger values, but to
            cover packages that can already be generated by dpkg-deb, given that
            it uses the system GNU tar when building. Closes: #850834
        * Architecture support:
          - Add support for ARM64 ILP32. Closes: #824742
            Thanks to Wookey <wookey@wookware.org>.
        * Perl modules:
          - Remove obsolete hardening-wrapper support from Dpkg::Vendor::Ubuntu.
            Thanks to Adam Conrad <adconrad@0c3.net>.
          - Bump $Dpkg::Deps::VERSION to match the one documented in CHANGES.
          - Ignore by default debian/files.new and debian/files for all source
            formats in Dpkg::Source::Package, because these are generated files
            with well known pathnames, part of the public interface, and with
            dpkg-genbuildinfo always injecting .buildinfo entries into
            debian/files, this meant this could disrupt previous workflows based
            on not cleaning the source tree.
        * Documentation:
          - Many spelling fixes. Thanks to Josh Soref <jsoref@gmail.com>.
          - Do not include misspellings in changelogs, as that makes detecting them
            more difficult.
        * Build system:
          - Use libexec variable for auxiliary internal programs, and set it to
            /usr/lib on Debian and derivatives.
          - Check that the detected tar is a GNU tar.
          - Check that the detected patch is a GNU patch, so that we get a directory
            traversal resistant patch implementation. This fixes CVE-2017-8283 by
            delegating those checks to patch(1), so that we trap blank-indented
            diff hunks trying to escape from the source tree.
        * Test suite:
          - Add a test case for blank-indented patches which were the cause for
          - Handle files with non-zero sizes in c-tarextract libdpkg test code.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann, David Rabel). Closes: #857449
        * Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino).
      dpkg (1.18.23) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Handle unmatched arch-qualified virtual packages in dpkg-genbuildinfo,
          instead of letting perl die. Closes: #849944
        * Declare .buildinfo format as stable with version 1.0.
        * Do not depend on cxxabi.h to have declared __cxa_pure_virtual, use
          the same “__cxxabiv1” namespace as specified in the C++ ABI, instead
          of using the “abi” alias intended for use by userland.
          Thanks to Jörg Sonnenberger <joerg@netbsd.org>.
        * Add a comment on any C code switch case that falls through. Fixes new
          gcc-7 warnings.
        * Use snprintf() instead of sprintf() in libdpkg when constructing the ar
          member header, as we might overflow depending on the input data.
        * Portability:
          - Do not redeclare sys_siglist in libcompat when the system does so.
            Thanks to Thomas Klausner <wiz@NetBSD.org>.
          - Rename err variable to ret in start-stop-daemon as the former is a
            function on BSDs.
          - Use 5-argument kvm_getprocs() call form on OpenBSD in start-stop-daemon.
          - Use correct struct kinfo_proc ruid submember name on NetBSD in
          - Define _KMEMUSER for NetBSD to get declarations for various
            struct kinfo_proc members in start-stop-daemon.
        * Perl modules:
          - Do not special case EM_SPARC32PLUS for NetBSD in Dpkg::Shlibs::Objdump,
            the code has been fixed in NetBSD as that situation could not happen.
          - Fix read() error handling in Dpkg::Shlibs::Objdump::get_format() to
            gracefully ignore non-ELF files again. Closes: #854536
          - Emit an explicit warning from Dpkg::Shlibs::Objdump::Object::analyze()
            for unknown executable formats instead of relying on objdump doing so.
          - Do not parse bogus ELF binaries in Dpkg::Shlibs::Objdump::get_format().
            Reported by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>.
          - Add ‘.mnt-ignore’ to the default ignore lists in Dpkg::Source::Package,
            as we were already ignoring the ‘_MTN’ pathnames. Closes: #855450
            Thanks to Nicolas Boulenguez <nicolas@debian.org>.
          - Mark kfreebsd-amd64, kfreebsd-i386, sparc and sparc64 architectures as
            having gcc builtin PIE in Dpkg::Vendor::Debian.
          - Switch PIE handling in Dpkg::Vendor::Debian to have no default (!) and
            delegate the setting to gcc or an explicit request by a user. This is
            needed to cope with the general PIE brokenness situation in Debian, and
            the current specific brokenness of a Debian gcc patch mangling the dpkg
            build flags. Closes: #848129, #845550
        * Documentation:
          - Clarify the requirements for deb-conffile(5) pathnames. Closes: #854417
            Proposed by Dieter Adriaenssens <dieter.adriaenssens@gmail.com>.
          - Document dpkg-source --before-build and --after-build in --help output.
          - Document dpkg-buildpackage --ignore-builtin-builddeps in --help output.
        * Build system:
          - Check <sys/proc.h> by also including <sys/param.h>, on several BSD
            systems the header is not self-contained.
          - Handle libmd implementations built into system libc, as found on some
            BSD systems.
          - Do not fail on missing compression libraries or headers on automatic
            detection mode. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.14.
        * Test suite:
          - Use the detected perl interpreter instead of a random one from PATH.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #856325
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaer). Closes: #856326
      dpkg (1.18.22) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Turn status file parser errors on bogus field blank lines into warnings,
          otherwise the system cannot be easily recovered from. Regression
          introduced in dpkg 1.16.1. Reported by Jay Freeman <saurik@saurik.com>.
        * Perl modules:
          - Mask ARM ABI bits in the ELF processor flags in Dpkg::Shlibs::Objdump.
            These are too unreliable to be used for exact matching. Closes: #853793
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Turkish (Mert Dirik). Closes: #853202
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.18.21) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Revert "Generate Testsuite-Restrictions fields from the test restrictions
          in dpkg-source into .dsc files". This change is contentious and should
          have been discussed more widely. Given that this has been live only for
          a couple of days, the impact should be minimal, but still something to
          take into account once and if this gets reintroduced. Closes: #852820
        * Perl modules:
          - Map alternative or old ELF machine types to canonical ones. We need
            those to match on the encoded ABI, otherwise dpkg-shlibdeps will not
            be able to find the objects.
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.18.20) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add a new --no-sign option to dpkg-buildpackage, to make it possible to
          disable all signing in a future-proof way.
        * Make dpkg-buildpackage --unsigned-changes not sign .buildinfo either.
          This breaks the expectations of users and tools, because there was no
          way previously to request no signing at all. Closes: #852822
        * Perl modules:
          - Mask the machine bits for SH and MIPS in the ELF processor flags in
            Dpkg::Shlibs::Objdump. These do not define the ABI, and make the
            objects not match when they should, when looking for shared libraries
            from dpkg-shlibdeps.
          - Encode the ELF ABI as a big-endian byte stream, so that decoding for
            output gives meaningful results.
          - Disable the NFS-unsafe warning on Linux, as using flock() on NFS has
            been safe for some time now. Addresses: #677865 (on Linux)
        * Documentation:
          - Document the Built-For-Profile field in deb-changes(5).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.18.19) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Stop emitting Built-For-Profiles from dpkg-gencontrol. The information
          is already provided in .buildinfo and .changes files, and including it
          in the binary packages makes them unreproducible even when the profile
          used would not alter its contents. Closes: #831524
        * Do not allow empty epochs and revisions in versions. When there's at
          least one colon or one dash, we should expect epoch and revision numbers.
        * Always set SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH in dpkg-buildpackage and dpkg-source. Use
          the current date if the changelog does not have one. Closes: #849081
        * Refactor update-alternatives pathname existence check into a new function.
        * Avoid useless repeated lstat()s in update-alternatives.
        * Only check for debian/tests/control file once in dpkg-source.
        * Generate Testsuite-Restrictions fields from the test restrictions in
          dpkg-source into .dsc files. Closes: #847926
          Based on a patch by Iain Lane <laney@debian.org>.
        * Improve the ELF ABI mismatch detector in dpkg-shlibdeps, by parsing the
          ELF header ourselves. While still not perfect (things like linux-i386 and
          hurd-i386 will still match), it will filter lots of previously matching
          objects that should have been ignored, and will work even when objdump
          does not know about the specific object details. Closes: #849913
        * Add initial support for DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS to dpkg-genbuildinfo. This will
          make it possible to enable or disable specific features that should be
          recorded in the .buildinfo file. For now only “all” and “path” are
          supported. Closes: #848705
        * Add again the architecture from the filename to .changes files for any
          artifact with one. This reverts the change introduced in dpkg 1.18.11.
        * Fold the filtering and checksumming of files to distribute in a .changes
          file in dpkg-genchanges into the initial loop. This way we do not include
          architectures for artifacts we are not going to distribute, and do not
          unnecessarily recompute the checksums for artifacts like the sources.
        * Do not compute the architecture list twice in dpkg-genchanges.
        * Include .buildinfo files also for source-only uploads in dpkg-genchanges.
          Closes: #846164
        * Fix check for expected number of binary artifacts in dpkg-genchanges, to
          only take into account the artifacts that we are distributing.
        * Fix parsing of Pre-Depends and Depends in dpkg-genbuildinfo, so that
          the code parses both and not just the first to appear in the stanza.
          Based on a patch by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
        * Add support for signed .buildinfo files to dpkg-buildpackage. Add new
          -ui and --unsigned-buildinfo options. Closes: #843925
        * Portability:
          - On GNU/Hurd try to use the new process executable name attribute from
            libps, to properly match on start-stop-daemon --exec.
        * Perl modules:
          - Fix Debian architecture wildcard parsing so that matching four-tuple
            matchings work. Missed in dpkg 1.18.11.
            Reported by Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org>.
          - Add new import tags for Dpkg::Arch.
          - Abort on EOF in patch name prompt in Dpkg::Source::Package::V2,
            instead of getting into an infinite loop. Closes: #851441
          - Call anonymous subs via -> operator instead of casting with &, and fix
            bogus POD documentation to match the code.
          - Add new Auto-Built-Package field to Dpkg::Control::Fields.
          - Add a new debug() reporting function, and switch code to use it.
          - Add new Dpkg::BuildOption parse_features() method refactored from
        * Documentation:
          - Cleanup software requirements in README.
          - Move control member file references from dpkg(1) to deb(5).
          - Fix typos in docs and code comments.
          - Document Auto-Built-Package field in deb-control(5).
        * Build system:
          - Disable disk pre-allocation by default, but let the builder re-enable
            it via a new configure option. This has been causing major performance
            issues on "modern" filesystems.
        * Packaging:
          - Add debsig-verify to dpkg Suggests. The code optionally supports this
            specific signed .deb verification program.
            Prompted by Stuart Prescott <stuart@debian.org>.
        * Test suite:
          - Generate and check all currently possible architecture wildcards.
          - Correctly iterate over all default and passed .dsc template substvars.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #851889
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaer). Closes: #851891
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.18.18) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Documentation:
          - Document DPKG_DATADIR in an ENVIRONMENT section in dpkg-architecture(1).
          - Add a rationale for the purpose of Testsuite-Triggers in dsc(5).
            Prompted by Mattia Rizzolo <mattia@debian.org>.
        * Packaging:
          - Revert the perl to perl:any dependency change in libdpkg-perl, as that
            breaks debootstrap in stable (jessie), testing (stretch) and unstable,
            which do not support arch-qualified dependencies. We'll have to live
            with the Multi-Arch hinter being unhappy for now.
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.18.17) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Handle empty versions on validation in dpkg-maintscript-helper as they
          are optional. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.16. Closes: #848422
        * Validate versions too in dpkg-maintscript-helper symlink_to_dir and
          dir_to_symlink commands.
        * Improve logic to identify packages owning a library in dpkg-shlibdeps,
          by handling the same library appearing more than once on the filesystem
          Thanks to Raphaël Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>. Closes: #843073
        * Documentation:
          - Clarify that dpkg-buildpackage does not run «dpkg-source --before-build»
            when using the -T option. Closes: #649531
          - Document that dpkg sets DPKG_ADMINDIR on maintainer script environment.
        * Packaging:
          - Do not let dh_perl insert a dependency for libdpkg-perl, because it
            emits perl instead of perl:any. Instead hardcode a perl:any dependency
            to comply with the perl policy and make the Multi-Arch hinter happy.
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.18.16) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add support for specifying multiple targets on «dpkg-buildpackage -T»
          which will be run successively. Closes: #671074
        * Reject empty upstream versions in C and perl code. These are not permitted
          by deb-version(5), but the code was letting those through.
        * Use lzma_cputhreads() instead of sysconf(_SC_NPROCESSORS_ONLN) as the
          former is way more portable.
        * Automatically decrease xz encoder threads to try to not exceed available
          memory limits. This should alleviate the insane requirements of memory
          needed on 32-bit architectures with many cores, which results in more
          than the userspace addressable memory, when using settings such as
          -z9 and/or -Sextreme in dpkg-deb. Closes: #846564
        * Add new dpkg --validate-<thing> commands to validate the syntax of
          various <thing>s, where the current list is «pkgname», «trigname»,
          «archname» and «version».
        * Use the new dpkg --validate-version command in dpkg-maintscript-helper,
          instead of abusing the --compare-versions command to perform version
          validation. Closes: #844701
        * Allow readlink(2) to return a size smaller than stat(2) in dpkg. Some
          bogus filesystems do not return the actual symlink size in st_size,
          which contradicts POSIX. But allowing the case where the returned size
          is smaller than the one used to allocate memory is harmless, although
          suspect. Let it through, but still print a warning so that users can
          install stuff but are reminded they need to get a fixed filesystem in
          place. This has affected at least ecryptfs in the past and now
          file-based encryption support in ext4 on Android N.
        * Add new dpkg-query virtual field source:Upstream-Version. Closes: #844348
        * Perl modules:
            DPKG_DATADIR environment variables in Dpkg::Build::Info.
        * Documentation:
          - State the current working directory used when running dpkg-buildpackage
          - Add a new ENVIRONMENT section to dpkg-gensymbols(1) and document
          - Fix bogus description of --force-confmiss in dpkg(1). Regression
            introduced in 1.16.4. Reported by Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>.
            Closes: #846395
          - Update dpkg-parsechangelog parser options. The options specific to
            the changelog parser program did not get updated when the parser got
            switched to be a perl module. Missed in dpkg 1.18.8. Closes: #848189
        * Build system:
          - Enable compression libs also in automatic check mode in configure.
          - Honor DPKG_DATADIR again in the installed Dpkg modules. This was an
            explicit public interface, documented in the man page.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #848378
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo). Closes: #844955
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Martin Bagge). Closes: #847220
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #848379
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.18.15) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Improve PIE flags support:
          - Do not enable PIE when linking static programs. glibc-based systems
            do not support this combination and produce very bogus output.
            Proposed by Szabolcs Nagy <nsz@port70.net>. Closes: #843714
        * On source builds add 'source' to the Architecture field in the
          .buildinfo file in dpkg-genbuildinfo.
        * Add new Build-Date field to .buildinfo files.
        * Generate deterministic .buildinfo filenames in dpkg-genbuildinfo,
          following the same pattern as used for .changes files.
        * Bump .buildinfo Format to version 0.2.
        * Change dpkg-buildpackage -j and -J on “auto” mode to fallback to serial
          execution when we cannot infer the number of online processors on
          unsupported or exotic systems. This should be a safer mode of operation.
          Proposed by Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org>.
        * Only preallocate disk size in dpkg for unpacked files bigger than 16 KiB.
          Closes: #824636
        * Perl modules:
          - Validate architecture arguments in Dpkg::Deps deps_parse().
            Prompted by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
        * Documentation:
          - Escape dashes in field names in dpkg-buildinfo(1).
        * Test suite:
          - Mark partially documented POD modules as TAP TODO.
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.18.14) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Improve PIE flags support:
          - Rename the spec name cc1_options to self_spec.
            Suggested by James Clarke <jrtc27@jrtc27.com>
          - Do not set PIE options if they have been negated, and do not reset
            them if they have been requested.
          Closes: #843791, #843826
        * Fix use after free error in dpkg. It was trying to print messages that
          had already been freed as part of the database memory pool, causing in
          some cases segfaults when reporting the error summary at the end.
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.11. Closes: #843874
        * Change default color behavior to auto.
        * Perl modules:
          - Fix confusing date parse error message in Dpkg::Changelog::Entry::Debian
            when the date contains “May”. Closes: #843829
            Thanks to Nishanth Aravamudan <nish.aravamudan@canonical.com>.
          - New module Dpkg::Build::Info module refactored from dpkg-genbuildinfo.
            Requested by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
        * Documentation:
          - Improve the DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS description in dpkg-buildpackage(1).
            And mention the parallel option there.
          - Explicitly mention in dpkg-buildpackage(1) that setting the number
            of parallel jobs to 1, restores the serial behavior.
            Prompted by Thorsten Glaser <t.glaser@tarent.de>.
        * Packaging:
          - List public Dpkg::Control::Tests module in libdpkg-perl description.
        * Test suite:
          - Do not fail tests on missing fakeroot, just skip them.
        * Build system:
          - Fix inversion logic in libmd configure check when requested explicitly.
          - Do not consider the compressor libraries available in configure if the
            headers are not usable.
          - Fix DPKG_BUILD_RELEASE_DATE to require DPKG_PROG_PERL, as it uses perl.
          - Change DPKG_BUILD_RELEASE_DATE to use perl instead of date(1) to
            format the timestamp, as the former is more portable.
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.18.13) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Improve PIE flags support:
          - Retroactively document in the changelog that PIE is enabled by default
            on all supported architectures regardless of gcc doing so itself on a
            subset of them.
          - When emitting PIE flags on architectures where gcc does not inject
            those itself, do it via a specs file too, so that maintainers can
            use them unconditionally regardless of the object being compiled
            or linked.
          - When injecting -no-pie for linking via the gcc specs file also
            inject -fno-PIE.
          - Update the documentation.
        * Perl modules:
          - Do not try to load non-files in Dpkg::Dist::Files load_dir method.
            Fixes test failures on non-Linux architectures. Closes: #843436
        * Packaging:
          - Add missing Breaks on old libdpkg-perl to dpkg. Closes: #843429
            Thanks to Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>.
          - Ship deb-src-files(5) man page in dpkg-dev.
        * Build system:
          - Use deterministic dates for generated man pages. Closes: #843469
            Thanks to Reiner Herrmann <reiner@reiner-h.de>.
      dpkg (1.18.12) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Build system:
          - Set umask to 0022 for functional test suite.
        * Documentation:
          - Rename FILE FORMATS section to FILES in dpkg-source(1).
          - Use "dpkg suite" as the manual item in man pages .TH macro.
          - Use %VERSION% in dpkg-statoverride(1) source item in man page .TH macro.
          - Document environment variables used by source format modules in
      dpkg (1.18.11) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Make dpkg-maintscript-helper conffile commands more robust. Check that
          conffile pathname arguments are absolute paths and verify version number
          to be valid. Thanks to David Kalnischkies <david@kalnischkies.de>.
        * Add support to dpkg-scanpackages for scanning a single binary file.
          Thanks to Javier Serrano Polo <javier@jasp.net>. Closes: #833964
        * Obsolete dpkg-deb bzip2 and lzma compression methods by emitting errors.
        * Remove obsolete dpkg-deb --old and --new options.
        * Remove obsolete dpkg --print-installation-architecture option.
        * Fix dpkg error messages when parsing md5sum files to include the package
          name affected.
        * Do not emit epochs for unambiguous versions in deb-split package header.
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.0.
        * Make the deb-split(5) generation in dpkg-split reproducible, by using the
          timestamp from SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH.
        * Generate reproducible file modes for the .deb control member contents.
          Closes: #787980
        * Switch from non-freeing malloc to m_malloc on statdb slurping.
        * Switch from non-freeing malloc to m_malloc for invoke hooks.
        * Always reset the package in-core database when shutting down the package
          database journal.
        * Do not crash if we pass a NULL cip argument to setaction() in libdpkg.
        * Shutdown the package database journal in dpkg --get-selections.
        * Fix (deactivated) dpkg --command-fd to initialize and reset the files
          database on each action.
        * Implement source stanza substvars prefixed with S: in dpkg-gencontrol.
          These auto-generated variables map each source stanza field into an
          output substvar prefixed with “S:”.
        * Make dpkg-source generate reproducible source packages when run
          standalone, by honoring SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH.
        * Fix several short-lived memory leaks in update-alternatives.
          Reported by Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
        * Only set the error context message in libdpkg if it has been formatted
        * Return error in error_context_errmsg_format() only if the error message
          gets truncated. In case we have to use the emergency buffer because the
          previous vasprintf() call failed, we should only return an error code if
          the vsnprintf() call on the emergency buffer truncates the output.
        * Fix free() on uninitialized pointer in error_context_errmsg_format() in
          libdpkg. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.7. Closes: #842004
        * Move C++ support code into its own file.
        * Add replacement new and delete array operators to C++ support code.
        * Implement local abi::__cxa_pure_virtual. When using g++ if we provide our
          version of this function we can avoid the dependency on either libstdc++
          or libsup++.
        * Include missing <new> for new and delete operator declarations.
        * Do not log nor print duplicate dpkg removal action. We print
          “Removing <package> (<version>)” lines and log remove action twice
          when purging a package from frontends, because they usually first call
          --remove and then --purge sequentially. When purging a package which is
          already in config-files (i.e. it has been removed before), do not print
          nor log the remove action.
        * Remove default «.» from @INC before loading perl modules in perl code.
          Fixes CVE-2016-1238.
        * Give more information on --set-selections warnings. Closes: #842230
        * Add new DEB_*_ARCH_ABI and DEB_*_ARCH_LIBC variables to dpkg-architecture
          and architecture.mk Makefile fragment.
        * Do substvar instantiation just once in dpkg-gencontrol.
        * Fix dpkg-gencontrol to not update the files list file (debian/files)
          when printing to STDOUT (via -O).
        * Do not add architectures to .changes Architecture field for artifacts
          that are not a .deb or .udeb in dpkg-genchanges.
        * Add support for .buildinfo files:
          - Add new dpkg-genbuildinfo command.
          - Hook it into the dpkg-buildpackage machinery.
          Based on a patch by Jérémy Bobbio <lunar@debian.org>. Closes: #138409
        * Enable dpkg-buildpackage -Jauto by default. Closes: #842845
        * Fix dpkg to not fail when removing non-existent backup files on read-only
          filesystems. Closes: #838877
        * Enable PIE on all supported architectures and handle PIE enabled by
          default in gcc. On architectures where gcc enables them by default,
          stop setting -fPIE and -pie, and set -fno-PIE and -no-pie when disabling
          «pie» via gcc specs files, so that we do not emit them on situations
          where it would be inappropriate. Closes: #835149
          Based on a patch by Bálint Réczey <balint@balintreczey.hu>.
        * Architecture support:
          - Add support for AIX operating system.
          - Add a version pseudo-field to the arch tables.
          - Internally represent Debian architectures as quadruplets.
        * Portability:
          - Cast off_t variables to intmax_t when printing them with "%jd".
          - Add missing <string.h> include in libdpkg.
          - Cast strlen() return value to ssize_t to match write() return type.
          - Use underscore-prefixed system preprocessor symbols instead of namespace
            polluting ones (such as “linux”, “OPENBSD” or “hpux”).
          - Handle _POSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING being defined to -1 or 0 in
            start-stop-daemon. This affects Mac OS X.
          - On FreeBSD return STATUS_UNKNOWN instead of false in start-stop-daemon
          - Port start-stop-daemon process handling to Mac OS X.
            Based on a patch by Mo McRoberts <mo@nevali.net>.
          - Port start-stop-daemon process handling to AIX.
          - Fix lookup by name on update-alternatives --config. The code was wrong
            and not working at least on Mac OS X, making the test suite to fail.
          - Only use gzip --rsyncable in Dpkg::Compression on Debian and hopefully
            derivatives, by using perl's $Config{cf_by} variable to key on. The
            Debian-specific --rsyncable option should have never been accepted for
            use in dpkg to begin with.
          - Use our own dpkg_ar_hdr struct instead of relying on the system
            ar_hdr struct, as the ar format is not standardized and does vary
            across systems, for example on AIX.
          - Add <sys/sysmacros.h> on AIX for major() and minor().
          - Add missing <errno.h> in libcompat.
          - Include libcompat getopt module when we need getopt_long.
          - Disable gettext support in libcompat getopt module. We do not carry
            translations for this module, and it makes it pull libintl for programs
            that might not use it otherwise.
        * Perl modules:
          - Obsolete Source-Version substvar in Dpkg::Substvars by emitting errors.
          - Rework keyring hooks in Dpkg::Vendor. Deprecate the keyrings hook, and
            add package-keyrings, archive-keyrings and archive-keyrings-historic
            hooks. Prompted by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
          - Make the Dpkg::Substavars parse() method return the number of substvars
          - Add new set_field_substvars() method to Dpkg::Substvars.
          - Fix reproducible source package support in Dpkg::Source::Archive, by
            sorting the tar contents with --sort=name.
          - Prefix private Dpkg::Source::Package::* functions with _.
          - Defer filehandle closures in Dpkg::IPC::spawn() to avoid double-close.
            Closes: #839905, #840293
          - Always map the build type to the shortest string form in
          - Change Dpkg::Compression::FileHandle to inherit directly from IO::File
            instead of FileHandle.
          - Add new Dpkg::PROGTAR variable to store GNU tar command name.
          - Add new Dpkg::PROGMAKE variable to store GNU make command name.
          - Add new CTRL_FILE_BUILDINFO type to Dpkg::Control.
          - Add new .buildinfo fields to Dpkg::Control::Fields.
          - Add new builtin-system-build-paths Dpkg::Vendor hook.
          - Cope gracefully with changelogs missing a timestamp trailer.
            Based on a patch by Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk>.
            Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.8. Closes: #843248
        * Packaging:
          - Add liblocale-gettext-perl to libdpkg-perl Recommends.
          - Wrap and document dependency relationships.
          - Remove obsolete dependency relationships, since Debian oldstable.
          - Remove update-alternatives, dpkg-divert and dpkg-statoverride
            compatibility symlinks, again.
          - Use perl:Depends via dh_perl instead of a hardcoded perl in Depends.
          - Add perl:Depends to dpkg-dev Depends.
          - Remove unused dh_strip from binary_indep target.
          - Remove ancient upgrade code from maintainer scripts (before 1.15.x).
          - Stop compressing the dpkg.deb package with gzip.
          - Move dpkg to be the first binary package stanza in debian/control, as
            debhelper assigns special meaning by considering it the main package.
          - Set MAKEFLAGS to -jN from parallel=N in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS.
        * Documentation:
          - Update custom changelog parser API support status in README.api.
          - Fix typos in docs and man pages. Thanks to Jakub Wilk <jwilk@debian.org>
            Closes: #834584
          - Fix formatting in SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH description in dpkg-deb(5).
          - Improve dpkg-deb --build arguments documentation in dpkg-deb(1).
            Prompted by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
          - Document the .changes filename that dpkg-buildpackage generates in
            dpkg-buildpackage(1). Prompted by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
          - Add basic maintainer script man pages: deb-postinst(5), deb-postrm(5),
            deb-preinst(5) and deb-prerm(5).
          - Add new deb-src-files(5) man page.
            Prompted by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
          - Add man page references to other binary control files in dpkg(1).
          - Add version when "new" substvars were introduced in deb-substvars(5).
          - Switch deb-triggers(5) types into a proper list.
          - Itemize --log format entries in dpkg(1).
          - Turn the update-alternatives(1) --query example item into a sub-section.
          - Turn the Multi-Arch values into a list in deb-control(5).
          - Improve user-defined field export marker documentation in
            deb-src-control(5); clarify that X can be followed by zero or more
            (instead of one or more) letters and turn the items into a proper list.
          - Generate the man pages at build time. This makes it possible to process
            them and update several variable strings such as system and package
            pathnames, the release date and the dpkg suite version. And makes it
            possible to use UTF-8 in the source and convert to the more conservative
            groff escape sequences on the output.
          - Switch from groff escape sequences to UTF-8 in man pages sources.
          - Disable hyphenation in man pages globally, because it performs very
            poorly on many technical terms.
          - Append the German man pages addendum at the end of the translation,
            instead of assuming that every page has the SEE ALSO section.
          - Explicitly mention that Dpkg::Checksums::add_from_file() is used to
            verify digests too. Prompted by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
          - Document the behavior for consecutive calls to Dpkg perl module parse()
            methods. Prompted by Johannes Schauer <josch@debian.org>.
          - Document obsolete functions in Dpkg::Conf.
        * Test suite:
          - Make test main function a TEST_ENTRY macro. This avoids confusing
            coverage programs, as the file that actually contains the main function
            is the test itself.
          - Rename test suite commands to be prefixed with «c-» instead of «t-».
          - Add new dpkg-source functional tests.
          - Add new dpkg-buildpackage functional tests.
          - Add an initial functional test suite for dpkg-deb and dpkg-split.
          - Skip the involved tests if IO::String is missing.
          - Add new unit test for libdpkg error handling.
          - Delete MAKEFLAGS environment variable when testing make invocations.
          - Pass -q to grep command to suppress matched output in pod-coverage.t.
          - Ignore POD coverage for partially private modules.
        * Build system:
          - Add support for profiling perl modules.
          - Clean up compiler and linker automatic flag usage in configure.
          - Fix the __progname check to avoid the optimizer discarding the symbol.
          - Fix M4sh/Autoconf coding style. Add a new section to coding-style.txt
            describing M4sh/Autoconf.
          - Disable C++ exceptions for dselect.
          - Fix typo in SE Linux library detection code, only affecting static
            mode (not used in Debian). Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.8.
          - Change --with-* option logic to default to check.
          - Disable -Wtautological-constant-out-of-range-compare (for clang).
          - Check the availability of -W<warning> variant instead of -Wno-<warning>.
            As at least gcc and clang do not warn on -Wno-* warning flags, only
            when some unrelated warning needs to be emitted.
          - Bump po4a version to 0.43 (we are using --porefs wrap option).
          - Add support for running the test suite in parallel.
          - Specify exec argument for TAP::Harness to gracefully handle non-perl
            executables with older versions of the module.
          - Require libselinux 2.0.99 for baseline API, remove static linking
            support, use pkg-config unconditionally, and perform refinement checks
            only if available.
          - Check for the required minimal perl version.
          - Use builddir instead of CURDIR in man Makefile.am.
          - Use cp with -R instead of -r (the former is more portable and not
            marked as deprecated by POSIX).
          - Print an actual newline instead of a literal \n in lcov output.
          - Do not honor DPKG_DATADIR on the installed Dpkg module.
          - Pass --as-needed to the linker for dselect to avoid libstdc++ dependency.
            Which makes of dselect the only front-end not pulling the C++ run-time.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #841117
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #842187
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.18.10) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix a short-lived memory leak in dpkg archive argument parsing.
        * When activating file triggers on conffile purge, use the conffile name
          instead of the real pathname it might refer to. This fixes a segfault
          when using --instdir, or when the conffile has been moved around and
          replaced with a symlink to the target.
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.8. Closes: #830267
        * Perl modules:
          - Disable fixdebugpath feature on unsafe characters in the path.
          - Generate reproducible source tarballs by using the new GNU tar
            --clamp-mtime option in Dpkg::Source::Archive, to make sure no file
            in source packages has an mtime later than the changelog entry time.
          - Enable fixdebugpath build flag feature by default.
            Thanks to Mattia Rizzolo <mattia@debian.org>. Closes: #832179
          - Rename various private methods and functions with an underscore prefix
            and unified names.
          - Refactor perl modules directory list into a new function in Test::Dpkg.
        * Test suite:
          - Add new POD coverage author test for public perl modules.
        * Documentation:
          - Document Testsuite-Triggers in dsc(5).
          - Fix deb-changes(5) description to talk about .changes instead of .dsc.
            Reported by HW42 <hw42@ipsumj.de>.
          - Use debian/control as the SYNOPSIS in deb-src-control(5).
          - Add new deb-conffiles(5) man page.
          - Add references to deb-control(5) and deb-triggers(5) in dpkg(1).
          - Fix typos for repeated “the” word.
            Prompted by Valentin Samir <valentin.samir@crans.org> in #830989.
          - Fix misspelled -fdebug-prefix-map flag in dpkg-buildflags(1).
            Reported by Mattia Rizzolo <mattia@debian.org>.
          - Remove mention of source format 1.0 supporting building with upstream
            tarball signatures from dpkg-source(1), as this was disabled in 1.18.8.
          - Document all public methods in Dpkg::Changelog::Entry::Debian.
          - Escape dashes in deb-changes(5) and dsc(5) man pages.
          - Fix typos in dpkg-shlibdeps(1). Closes: #832434
            Thanks to Carsten Leonhardt <leo@debian.org>.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Turkish (Mert Dirik). Closes: #832070
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.18.9) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Require Dpkg::Control::Info in dpkg-buildpackage.
          Initially reported by Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.8. Closes: #829542
        * Documentation:
          - Fix user configuration filename in dpkg-buildpackage(1).
            Thanks to Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>. Closes: #829546
      dpkg (1.18.8) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Do not disable PIE buildflags on */kFreeBSD anymore. Closes: #823877
          Thanks to Steven Chamberlain <steven@pyro.eu.org>.
        * Add new long options in dpkg-buildpackage for any short option that is
          a useful configurable candidate.
        * Add configuration file support to dpkg-buildpackage, as buildpackage.conf
          under either the dpkg system or user configuration directories.
          Closes: #539692, #765494
        * Check that debian/tests/control is a regular file before parsing it.
        * Generate Testsuite-Triggers field from test dependencies in dpkg-source
          into .dsc files. Based on a patch by Martin Pitt <martin.pitt@ubuntu.com>.
          Closes: #779559
        * Add new dpkg-source --no-overwrite-dir extraction option. Closes: #826334
        * Fix number of entries computation returned by sysctl() on */kFreeBSD in
        * Set return buffer length for sysctl(2) calls on */kFreeBSD in
        * Abstract ar archive handling behind a new struct dpkg_ar and functions.
        * On dpkg --force-chrootless only set changedir to instdir if defined.
          Thanks to Niall Walsh <niallwalsh@celtux.org>. Closes: #824542
        * Set primary group to 0 in dpkg when running as root.
          Reported by Stuart Prescott <stuart@debian.org>.
        * Activate file triggers for conffiles on purge, which has never happened
          before. Before dpkg 1.17.0, conffiles were triggered on removal, which
          was obviously wrong. Reported by Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
        * Fix strtol() errno check when parsing the COLUMNS envvar in dpkg-query.
          Thanks to Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>. Closes: #827265
        * Use new GNU tar --clamp-mtime option in dpkg-deb to make sure no file in
          binary packages has an mtime later than the given time. Closes: #759886
        * Use the same timestamp for the ar container as for tarball mtime clamping
          in dpkg-deb.
        * Set ar timestamp and tar mtime clamping to SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH if defined
          in dpkg-deb. Based on a patch by Jérémy Bobbio <lunar@debian.org>.
        * Preset build timestamp to latest changelog entry in dpkg-buildpackage,
          by setting SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH environment variable if it is not already
          defined. Based on a patch by Jérémy Bobbio <lunar@debian.org>.
          Closes: #759999
        * Do not use the debian/rules build target fallback when building both
          architecture independent and dependent packages in dpkg-buildpackage.
        * Use architecture «all» as part of the .changes filename when building
          architecture independent binaries and no architecture dependent binaries.
          Closes: #826161
        * Do not emit warnings from dpkg-genchanges for automatic debug symbol
          packages that are not found in debian/control.
        * Export SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH from pkg-info.mk makefile snippet.
          Closes: #824572
        * Architecture support:
          - Add TILE-Gx support to cputable. Closes: #823167
            Thanks to Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
        * Perl modules:
          - Use warnings::warnif() instead of carp() for deprecated warnings.
          - Add new format_range() method and deprecate dpkg() and rfc822() methods
            in Dpkg::Changelog.
          - Replace changelog program parsers with perl modules.
          - Add a getter for the Time::Piece object in Dpkg::Changelog.
          - Add new Timestamp field to Dpkg::Changelog output, which ends up on
            dpkg-parsechangelog's output.
          - Validate source version in set_version_substvars()'s Dpkg::Substvars
          - Revert "Dpkg::Conf: Switch implementation to be hash based", as this
            change broke backwards compatibility in multiple ways. The format_argv
            option was set by default, the order was not preserved, which was
            important for dpkg.cfg files, and duplicate option names stopped being
            supported. Add regression tests to avoid similar changes in the future.
            Closes: #824938
          - Add support for system and user config loading in Dpkg::Conf.
          - Add support for autopkgtest control files, with new CTRL_TESTS control
            type, new recognized fields to Dpkg::Control::Fields, and new modules
            Dpkg::Control::Tests and Dpkg::Control::Tests::Entry. Also update
            Dpkg::Index to support these.
          - Fix Dpkg::Deps so that architecture qualifiers only imply one another
            if they are the same. Closes: #745366, #827628
          - Add support for new environment variable DEB_BUILD_PATH to be able to
            control the path in the fixdebugpath feature in Dpkg::Vendor::Debian.
          - Preserve order when prepending shared library paths in Dpkg::Shlibs.
            This fixes the order of paths passed via dpkg-shlibdeps -l option.
            Closes: #823805
          - Check whether dependency restrictions are implied in Dpkg::Deps::Simple.
            Thanks to Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>. Closes: #827633
          - Disable upstream tar signature when building format 1.0 source packages
            in Dpkg::Source::Package::V1, as the current stable dpkg series do not
            support extracting them.
          - Preset Last-Update field in patch header template with current time in
            Dpkg::Source::Package::V2. Thanks to Daniel Shahaf <danielsh@apache.org>.
            Closes: #828146
        * Packaging:
          - Disable libmd usage in Debian and derivatives for now.
        * Build system:
          - Stop allowing to set deprecated bzip2 compressor as dpkg-deb default.
          - Use libmd automatically if available.
          - Uniformize library build options, from --with-zlib to --with-libz,
            --with-bz2 to --with-libbz2 and --with-selinux to --with-libselinux.
        * Test suite:
          - Bump perlcritic ValuesAndExpressions::RequireNumberSeparators minimum
            to 99999.
          - Add new pod-spell unit test.
          - Refactor common unit test checks for needed things into Test::Dpkg.
          - Accept perl's Lancaster Consensus AUTHOR_TESTING variable.
          - Add new minimum perl version unit test.
          - Add new synopsis unit test.
          - Add unit tests for dependency simplification with build profiles.
        * Documentation:
          - Improve dpkg-buildpackage(1) on environment expectations.
          - Clarify the format of the db:Status-Abbrev virtual field in
            dpkg-query(1). Closes: #824515
          - Document the tar entry size limitation for deb(5) format.
          - Document interaction between PIE and libraries in dpkg-buildflags(1).
            Based on text by Christian Seiler <christian@iwakd.de>.
          - Merge ENVIRONMENT sections in dpkg-buildflags(1).
          - Document various long options in dpkg-source --help output.
          - Move dpkg-source -q option from “Build options” to “General options”
            section in --help output.
          - Clarify shared library search order in dpkg-shlibdeps(1).
          - Remove most remaining AUTHOR sections from man an POD, as they are
            strongly discouraged, for being redundant, tending to get out-of-sync,
            and their format being inconsistent. In addition most got already
            removed in the past for the man pages.
          - Mark perlcritic as an optional author test dependency in the README.
          - Fix example code in Dpkg::Compression::FileHandle SYNOPSIS.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo). Closes: #824873
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.18.7) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add new dpkg-source --require-strong-checksums option and change default.
          There is no point in erroring out on this condition when signature issues
          are only warnings, because we cannot guarantee we have functional keys
          for old signatures. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.5. Closes: #823428
        * Stop using several fixed sized buffers for program reporting, which in
          many cases could cause confusing truncation of long messages. Use heap
          allocated formatted strings instead:
          - In start-stop-daemon to report what to stop.
          - In dselect to print main and access methods menu entries.
          - In libdpkg command-line option parsing errors.
          - In libdpkg warning, notice and info reporting.
          - In libdpkg ohshit, ohshitv, ohshite and internerr. But in this case
            fallback to a fixed-size emergency buffer in case of allocation or
            formatting error, so that we can at least print something, even if
          Prompted by Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <mafm@debian.org>.
        * Colorize all fatal-error printing codepaths in libdpkg.
        * Architecture support:
          - Bump the GNU triplet cpu from i386 to i686 to match toolchain changes.
            Thanks to Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>. Closes: #823619
          - Clarify column descriptions in architecture table files.
        * Perl modules:
          - Relax dependency restrictions parsing to allow again sloppy spaces
            around versions, architectures and profile restrictions.
            Regression introduced in 1.18.5. Closes: #823431
          - Add new require_strong_checksums option to Dpkg::Source::Package.
          - Add new tests_dep option to Dpkg::Deps deps_parse() to allow the
            otherwise invalid ‘@’ character in dependencies. To be used when
            parsing the debian/tests/control file.
        * Documentation:
          - Shorten example symbol names in dpkg-gensymbols to avoid a mandb
            warning due to unwrappable lines in translations.
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.18.6) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix file queue tail assignment on file queue pop during unpack. This
          could mess up the file queue in some circumstances and leave behind
          files in the filesystem as «pathname».dpkg-new after configuration
          and without traces of the files in the dpkg database. Closes: #823288
        * Use m_strdup() instead of strdup() in dpkg recursive installation code.
        * Fix off-by-one array allocation in dpkg recursive installation code that
          can cause segfaults.
        * Rename sysctl() “name” variable to “mib”, to avoid a clash with the
          call site function argument with the same name in start-stop-daemon.
          This fixes a build failure on */kFreeBSD systems.
        * Initialize number of entries on initial process scan in start-stop-daemon
          on */kFreeBSD.
        * Packaging:
          - Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8 (no changes needed).
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
      dpkg (1.18.5) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Print correct integer parse error for short-only command-line options.
          This affects «dpkg-deb -z». Closes: #809174
        * Do not abort when traversing symlinks to directories in dpkg-scanpackages
          and dpkg-scansources. Closes: #809219
        * Implement delete operator with size argument in dselect, required by the
          C++14 spec when the size-less delete operator is defined.
        * Use EACCES instead of EWOULDBLOCK for fcntl(2) F_SETLK in dselect.
        * Print the archive filename when dpkg cannot access it.
        * Check that all passed archive filenames to dpkg exist before queuing them.
          Closes: #809963
        * Use ohshit() instead of internerr() for unhandled dpkg-split exit codes.
          (i.e. do not abort). Closes: #812679
        * Detect non-regular file archive arguments earlier in dpkg.
        * Switch URLs in docs, code comments and packaging, from http:// or git://
          to https:// if the latter is available (round three). This includes the
          dpkg git repository, copyright format URL and examples in man pages among
        * Clarify where to find the GPL-2 license in debian/copyright.
        * Do not enable stack-protector on nios2 in Debian and derivatives (it is
          not supported by gcc yet).
        * Check first for build type to short-circuit boolean expressions in
        * Add source format backend-specific --help options support to dpkg-source.
        * Add MIPS R6 architectures to arch tables. Closes: #807340
          Thanks to YunQiang Su <wzssyqa@gmail.com>.
        * Fix memory leak when unpacking conffiles.
        * Use fixed string matching for pathnames in dpkg-maintscript-helper.
          Thanks to Carsten Hey <carsten@debian.org>.
        * Quote shell variables in dpkg-maintscript-helper.
          Thanks to Carsten Hey <carsten@debian.org>.
        * Anchor pathnames in sed and grep regexes in dpkg-maintscript-helper.
          Thanks to Carsten Hey <carsten@debian.org>.
        * Allow broken versions starting with a dash in dpkg-maintscript-helper.
          Thanks to Carsten Hey <carsten@debian.org>.
        * Add a new treewalk module in libdpkg, with the nice properties of avoiding
          duplicate stat(2) calls, not calling find(1), and sorting the output w/o
          stalling on the entire input being slurped and sorted.
          - Use it to build the .deb data member in dpkg-deb.
          - Use it to build the .deb control member in dpkg-deb.
          Closes: #719845
          - Use it with dpkg --recursive option.
        * Unify start-stop-daemon --help output with the rest of the tools.
        * Search for debsig-verify in PATH instead of using an absolute path.
        * Do not error out when failing to open the SE label db on permissive mode.
          Closes: #811037
        * Rewrite the trigger deferred file parser from flex to manual. The format
          is very simple, and a simple hand-written parser is smaller and avoids a
          build dependency.
        * Be more strict when parsing the COLUMNS environment variable in dpkg-query.
        * Make the Architecture field mandatory on package builds.
        * Use new Dpkg::Arch functions to validate and parse architectures when
          building source packages. Closes: #784808
        * Do safe matching of directories containing conffiles in
          dpkg-maintscript-helper, instead of using a variable pathname as a regex
          with grep, which is susceptible to metacharacters acting as part of the
          regex. Proposed by Carsten Hey <carsten@debian.org>.
        * Decouple local keyword declaration from command assignment in
          dpkg-maintscript-helper, which masks the command return value when
          using «set -e».
        * Make dpkg pass <new-version> to maintscript actions that cannot get it
          otherwise. These actions are now:
          - <new-postrm> failed-upgrade <old-version> <new-version>
          - <new-postrm> abort-install <old-version> <new-version>
          - <new-postrm> abort-upgrade <old-version> <new-version>
          - <new-preinst> install <old-version> <new-version>
          - <new-preinst> upgrade <old-version> <new-version>
          - <new-prerm> failed-upgrade <old-version> <new-version>
          Prompted by Andrey Utkin <andrey.krieger.utkin@gmail.com>.
        * Promote a print to a warning for missing control files in dpkg-deb.
        * Use info() instead of print in dpkg-buildpackage and dpkg-genchanges.
        * Add very basic color support to all dpkg namespaced programs, enabled by
          setting the environment variable DPKG_COLORS to “auto”, “always” or
          “never”, the latter being the default.
        * Add support for a new --build option to define build type by a
          comma-separated list of components (“source”, “any”, “all”, “binary” or
          “full”) in dpkg-genchanges and dpkg-buildpackage.
        * Add new -I option to dpkg-shlibdeps to ignore package build directories.
          Closes: #821025
        * Add new -O option to dpkg-genchanges.
        * Make dpkg export variable DPKG_ROOT in maintainer scripts. Closes: #804624
          Thanks to Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
        * Add new --force-script-chrootless option to dpkg.
          Thanks to Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
        * Portability:
          - Move DPKG_ADMINDIR environment variable name out from update-alternatives
            code, to make life easier for non-dpkg-based systems.
          - Move alternatives temporary extension out from update-alternatives code,
            to make life easier for non-dpkg-based systems.
          - Switch start-stop-daemon on */kFreeBSD to use the low-level sysctl(3)
            interface instead of libkvm-dev.
        * Perl modules:
          - Add new CTRL_REPO_RELEASE control block type to Dpkg::Control.
            CTRL_COPYRIGHT_LICENSE control block types to Dpkg::Control.
          - Make patching a file multiple times fatal for the first quilt patch in
            Dpkg::Source. Reported by Apollon Oikonomopoulos <apoikos@debian.org>.
            Closes: #810720
          - Only warn once when a diff patches a file multiple times in
            Dpkg::Source::Patch, and fix the warning message to make it clear that
            the diff might be patching the file more than once, not just twice.
          - Check existence of search criteria in Dpkg::Index when checking with a
            regex or a string match. Closes: #780906
            Base on a patch by Daniel Dehennin <daniel.dehennin@baby-gnu.org>.
          - Add new functions to validate and parse architecture names in Dpkg::Arch.
          - Make the dependency parser more strict in Dpkg::Deps. Closes: #784806
          - Add strong digest marking support to Dpkg::Checksums.
          - Error out on source packages without any strong digests in
            Dpkg::Source::Package, used by dpkg-source --extract, which can still
            be disabled with --no-check.
          - Switch Dpkg::Conf implementation to be hash based, add two new accessors
            and a new option to the filter method to use the old behavior.
          - Do not parse entry multiple times in Dpkg::Changelog::Entry::Debian.
            Add new parse_header() and parse_trailer() methods, and deprecate
            check_header() and check_trailer() ones.
          - Use “GnuPG” instead of “gpg” in error messages to refer to the software
            in Dpkg::Source::Package.
          - Handle undef versions in Dpkg::Changelog from empty versions in
            changelog entry header lines.
          - Allow detached upstream orig tarball signatures when extracting
            version 1.0 non-native source packages.
          - Include upstream orig tarball signatures in source packages.
            See #759478.
          - Add fixdebugpath to reproducible feature in Dpkg::Vendor::Debian.
            Thanks to Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg@fifthhorseman.net>. Closes: #819194
        * Build system:
          - Fix building development documentation.
          - Remove unused UA_LIBS variable.
          - Split libps and libkvm detection into their own macros and variables.
          - Make it possible to build without system libmd.
          - Add a configuration summary to configure output.
          - Make git log invocation immune to local configuration.
          - Do not require passing the perl interpreter to run-script.
          - Quote dirname argument in run-script, to handle spaces in pathname.
            Reported by Carsten Hey <carsten@debian.org>.
          - Use a single po4a opt argument instead of the same per language.
        * Packaging:
          - Enable all hardening flags, starting with gcc-5 there is no performance
            loss anymore when enabling PIE on i386.
        * Test suite:
          - Add a unit test to compile perl code with warnings.
          - Add a unit test for the trigger deferred parser.
        * Documentation:
          - Say value instead of option in deb-control(5).
          - Mark debian changelog format in bold in dpkg-parsechangelog(1).
          - Add references to man pages describing file formats.
          - Document missing Install-Size, Built-For-Profiles and Build-Profiles
            fields in man pages.
          - Add new dsc(5), deb-changelog(5) and deb-changes(5) man pages.
          - Remove Debian specific policy references.
          - Remove superfluous SEE ALSO references from dpkg-source(1).
          - Fix --remove and --purge summary formatting in dpkg(1).
          - Move --audit description just after --verify in dpkg(1).
          - Mark Maintainer field as bold in deb-src-control(5).
          - Fix reference to --record-avail instead of nonexistent --avail.
          - Add missing quotes in man pages.
          - Document Source field version in deb-control(5).
          - Add new deb822(5) man page.
          - Document and improve C/C++ programs exit codes in man pages.
          - Clarify dpkg --path-exclude/--path-include pathname filter behavior.
            Closes: #811267
          - Clarify that packages are only automatically forgotten by dpkg if they
            contain no user data, such as package selections. Closes: #813179
          - Fix documentation for package flags in dpkg(1).
          - Clarify that deb-symbols(5) documents the binary format subset, and
            the template symbol files are described in dpkg-gensymbols(1).
            Closes: #795163
          - Update field requirements of control file formats to match dpkg reality.
          - Document the format of the origins filename in deb-origin(5).
          - Add list of flags set by bug feature area to dpkg-buildflags(1).
          - Switch output encoding of man pages to UTF-8.
          - Move SEE ALSO section to the end of Dpkg::Changelog::Debian.
          - Clarify that i386 does not suffer performance loss due to PIE anymore
            since gcc >= 5 in dpkg-buildflags(1).
          - Document in deb822(5) that deb-origin(5) also supports comments.
          - Clarify which characters constitute the deb822(5) control files syntax
            by using Unicode code points and their printable characters.
            Based on a patch by Ben Finney <ben@benfinney.id.au>.
          - Remove wrong mention that deb-control(5) support comments.
          - Make explicit that deb-control(5) documents the binary control file.
          - Add missing value for Standards-Version field in dsc(5).
            Reported by Helge Kreutzmann <debian@helgefjell.de>.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #822797
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Japanese (Takuma Yamada). Closes: #819939
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo). Closes: #809517
        * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Japanese (Takuma Yamada). Closes: #819940
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ New man pages translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #822798
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      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 <hanno@hboeck.de>.
          Fixes CVE-2015-0860.
        * Fix an off-by-one read access in dpkg-deb when parsing ar member names.
          Thanks to Hanno Böck <hanno@hboeck.de>.
        * 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 <tetra2005@gmail.com>.
        * Fix usage of dpkg-architecture -s after other action options.
          Reported by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>.
        * Add NIOS2 support to cputable. Thanks to Marek Vasut <marex@denx.de>.
        * On Debian and derivatives enable timeless build flag feature by default.
          Thanks to Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org>. 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 <lunar@debian.org>. 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-buildpackage -nc -S implies -d.
          - Clarify role of Build-Depends in deb-src-control(5).
            Prompted by Johannes Schauer <j.schauer@email.de>.
          - 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 man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann, Julian R). Closes: #807156
      dpkg (1.18.3) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix short-lived memory leaks in start-stop-daemon. As a side effect now
          a missing group after ‘:’ on --chuid is a fatal error.
        * Print the master and slave links in «update-alternatives --display».
        * Print the current best alternative in the head instead of the trail
          in «update-alternatives --display», with a two space indentation.
        * Reimplement «update-alternatives --all» as a fully built-in command
          instead of executing itself with --config per subtask.
        * Reimplement «update-alternatives --set-selections» as a fully built-in
          command instead of executing itself with --set or --auto per subtask.
        * Add kfreebsd-armhf support to ostable and triplettable. Closes: #796283
          Thanks to Steven Chamberlain <steven@pyro.eu.org>.
        * Fix «dpkg --verify» with --root.
        * Fix an off-by-one write access in dpkg-deb when parsing the .deb magic.
          Reported by Jacek Wielemborek <d33tah@gmail.com>. Closes: #798324
        * Split overlong perl regexes into multiline extended regexes.
        * Switch dselect multicd method license from GPL2 to GPL2+, with consent
          from all its authors.
        * Fix inadvertent license change for lib/dpkg/utils.c from GPL2 to GPL2+.
        * Fix segfault when using «dpkg --no-act» with a synthetic --admindir.
          Reported by David Kalnischkies <david@kalnischkies.de>.
        * Perl modules:
          - Only warn on invalid week days instead of aborting in
            Dpkg::Changelog::Entry::Debian. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.2.
            Reported by Jakub Wilk <jwilk@debian.org>.
          - Do not warn when removing an empty subdirectory on source package
            extraction in Dpkg::Source::Package::V2. Closes: #796671
          - Do not abort on parse errors from Time::Piece->strptime() for the
            changelog trailer date, just queue them so that the caller can decide
            if they should be warnings or actual errors. Closes: #795936
          - Validate the changelog trailer date, and catch and warn or error on
            bogus month names, such as unknown or unabbreviated ones.
        * Test suite:
          - Get the reference build flags from dpkg-buildflags.pl, instead of
            hardcoding them, which might not match depending on the architecture.
            Closes: #794694
          - Delete any environment variable starting with DEB_ in mk.t that might
            affect the test results.
        * Build system:
          - Add a new --with-devlibdir configure option for the C libdpkg library.
        * Packaging:
          - Remove unneeded --sourcedir options from dh_install calls.
          - Use the new --with-devlibdir configure option to only switch libdpkg-dev
            files to the multi-arch directory. Closes: #794977
        * Documentation:
          - Fix typos for --predep-package option name. Closes: #794688
          - Add missing dashes to package-list in deb-src-control(5).
          - Mark each individual required field as such, instead of using segregated
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
        * French (Sébastien Poher). Closes: #798371
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * French (Sébastien Poher). Closes: #798370
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Sébastien Poher). Closes: #798369
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      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 <niels@thykier.net>.
        * 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 <pashev.igor@gmail.com>.
        * 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 <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>.
        * Add an extra level of escaping for double $(evals) in architecture.mk
          and buildflags.mk, 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 <jwilk@debian.org>. 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 <jwilk@debian.org>.
          - 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 <lamby@debian.org>. 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 <michael.hudson@canonical.com>.
        * 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 <lamby@debian.org>. 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-package 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 man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #789096
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.18.1) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Cast c_isbits() c argument to an unsigned char when indexing the array.
          This fixes build failures on armel, armhf, ppc64el and s390x.
        * Do not allow pathnames with embedded newlines in dpkg-deb and dpkg.
          Closes: #720761
        * Fix setting the SE Linux context when a file has a statoverride.
          Closes: #786435
        * Set the SE Linux file context even when the file mode has no file type.
        * Make dpkg-buildpackage -j override any parallel option specified in
          DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.14.15.
        * Honor Pre-Depends, Conflicts and Breaks for packages in unpacked and
          half states. Thanks to Ian Jackson <iwj@ubuntu.com>. Closes: #377860
        * Fix build failure on FreeBSD by actually using libmd if available.
        * Sort dpkg-scanpackages output by package name and version.
          Thanks to Maximilian Schwerin <maximilian.schwerin@tigris.de>.
        * Sort dpkg-scansources output by package name and version.
          Thanks to Maximilian Schwerin <maximilian.schwerin@tigris.de>.
        * Set the correct default compression value in dpkg-deb for control.tar.gz
          member. This meant using compression level 1 when using the zlib shared
          library to compress the control.tar member, and always failing when using
          the gzip command. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.6. Closes: #786654
        * Use the generated template file instead of the original one when looking
          for changes in dpkg-gensymbols. There's too much information not being
          preserved in the symbols files to be able to regenerate templates for
          them. Closes: #785937, #786840
        * Perl modules:
          - Add missing strict and warnings pragmas for submodules.
          - Use non-destructive substitutions inside map.
          - Use the state keyword to simplify the code.
          - Do not replace #PACKAGE# in template mode in Dpkg::Shlibs::SymbolFile.
        * Documentation:
          - Update current default source compressor from gzip to xz.
          - Remove spurious ‘=’ from parallel DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS without arguments
            in dpkg-buildpackage(1).
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo). Closes: #786377
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
      dpkg (1.18.0) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Only trim trailing “/” and “/.” from «dpkg-query --search» arguments if
          they are a pathname, and not a pattern or a substring match.
        * Switch C/C++ code to use a new set of C locale character type functions
          independent of the current locale.
        * Add support for arch-bits and arch-endian dpkg-gensymbols tags.
          Closes: #630342
        * Switch perl code from legacy File::Path functions to new ones.
        * Fix perl uninitialized value usage in dpkg-scansources when the Binary
          field is missing.
        * Use dpkg-query instead of dpkg for --search in dpkg-shlibdeps so that
          the subprocesses get the correct admindir. Closes: #775258
        * Rework the Installed-Size field default value computation to make it
          reproducible regardless of the build system filesystem, and document
          how the value is computed and that it is just an approximation.
          Closes: #650077
        * Use strftime() instead of «date -R» in dpkg-genchanges, as the latter
          is not specified by POSIX and is not widely portable.
        * Warn on obsolete '<' and '>' operators in dpkg --compare-versions.
        * Trim end of line whitespace from dpkg and dselect config file parsers.
          Reported by Christoph Biedl <debian.axhn@manchmal.in-ulm.de>.
        * Do not silently eat a standalone ‘-’ in the libdpkg command-line parser.
        * Fix short-lived memory leaks in dpkg-deb and libdpkg. Closes: #769515
        * Fix «dpkg-deb -b» filename generation when the package does not contain
          an Architecture field. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.16.2.
        * Fix «dpkg --audit» to report missing and empty architecture fields.
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.16.2.
        * Add support to dpkg-deb for reading the archive from standard input,
          except for --raw-extract which does not yet support it. Closes: #616614
          Based on a patch by Johannes Schauer <j.schauer@email.de>.
        * Add ‘.mailmap’ to the default dpkg-source ignore lists.
        * Set the SE Linux context on «dpkg-statoverride --update». Closes: #690361
        * Do not fail on dpkg-query -W and -l when multiple arguments match the
          same package. Closes: #588505
        * Change dpkg-maintscript-helper to handle symlinks and pathnames ending in
          slash. For the former error out, for the latter strip it. Closes: #771752
        * Support moving a conffile not being shipped anymore. Closes: #767003
          Thanks to Mathias Behrle <mathiasb@m9s.biz>.
        * Add a new dpkg-buildflags sanitize feature area:
          - Add new “address”, “thread”, “leak” and “undefined” features, all
            disabled by default. Closes: #760741
        * Do not accept unknown user or group names on «dpkg-statoverride --add».
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.11. Closes: #775124
        * Normalize dpkg-parsechangelog command-line parsing, so that «-ovalue»,
          «-o value», «--option=value» and «--option value» will all be accepted.
          Closes: #693951
        * Add dpkg --ctrl-tarfile forwarding command for dpkg-deb.
        * Disable dependency checks on dpkg-buildpackage -S -nc.
        * Make dependency checks fatal for dpkg-buildpackage -S.
        * Update amd64 GNU cpu regex in cputable to match amd64 too, in addition
          to x86_64. This is required for FreeBSD.
        * Use badusage() instead of ohshit() for command-line errors.
        * Use the original template symbols file when diffing in dpkg-gensymbols.
          We should not create a new template symbols file, because the output
          might change (different sorting order for example) relative to the
          original. Closes: #773718
        * Do not leak kvm descriptors in start-stop-daemon on GNU/kFreeBSD systems.
          Based on a patch by Jeff Epler <jepler@unpythonic.net>. Closes: #779467
        * Switch start-stop-daemon to use a monotonic clock if available. This
          makes the timeout checks resilient to abrupt system clock changes.
          Suggested by Jose M Calhariz <jose.calhariz@hds.com>. Closes: #783014
        * Fix perl warning in dpkg-genchanges when parsing BY-HAND file entries.
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.7. Closes: #781074
        * Use the checksums files list order when building the Files field to match
          the other Checksum fields in dpkg-genchanges.
        * Skip files based on the architecture from the filename in dpkg-genchanges.
        * Allow binary packages not found in debian/control in dpkg-genchanges,
          which could allow injecting debug .debs for example.
        * Annotate any non-deb binary descriptions (not just udebs) with their
          package type in dpkg-genchanges.
        * Remove outdated local copy of the Debian README.mirrors.txt file from
          dselect ftp access method, and print a message pointing to the current
          URL instead. Closes: #784966
        * Cleanup default dpkg-shlibdeps shared library directory search list:
          - Do not add cross-root directories (/<triplet>/ and /usr/<triplet>/).
          - Remove ancient multilib /emul/ia32-linux/ paths.
          - Reorder directory precedence to:
            «dpkg-shlibdeps -l» > ENV{LD_LIBRARY_PATHS} > cross-multiarch >
        * When upgrading, copy over the cached arch-qualified package name. This
          fixes wrong output when cross-grading.
        * Consider foreign packages ambiguous in need of an arch-qualifier.
        * Perl modules:
          - Rename and deprecate Dpkg::Gettext _g function with new g_.
          - Assume in Dpkg::Arch that the abitable is always present, and bump
            libdpkg-perl Depends on dpkg to 1.16.3, the version introducing the file.
          - Remove support for GCC_TARGET environment variable from Dpkg::Shlibs.
            This was a temporary workaround for very old gcc toolchains. See #453267.
          - Prefer multiarch paths to multilib ones in Dpkg::Shlibs.
            Thanks to Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>. Closes: #772184
          - Enable sub-second timestamps in Dpkg::Source::Patch by using Time::HiRes.
          - Use TMPDIR instead of manually setting DIR on tempfile() call in
          - Switch Dpkg::Checksums from using checksum programs to the more portable
            Digest modules. Obsolete the 'program' property, and add a 'name' one.
          - Add support for $DEFAULT_TEXT_DOMAIN to Dpkg::Gettext, so that the Dpkg
            perl modules can always produce localized messages.
          - Fix OpenPGP Armor Header Line parsing in Dpkg::Control::Hash. We should
            only accept [\r\t ] as trailing whitespace, although RFC4880 does not
            clarify what whitespace really maps to, we should really match the GnuPG
            implementation anyway, as that's what we use to verify the signatures.
            Reported by Jann Horn <jann@thejh.net>. Fixes CVE-2015-0840.
          - Pass PATCH_GET environment variable instead of -g0 to the patch command
            in Dpkg::Source::Patch. This allows using non-GNU patch programs, like
            FreeBSD's patch.
          - Accept an %opts argument for the Dpkg::Control::Info constructor, and
            accept either passing a filename option as undef, or a scalar undef.
            Closes: #782019
          - Do not print on undef filehandle in Dpkg::Control::Info output().
            Thanks to Roderich Schupp <roderich.schupp@gmail.com>. Closes: #781887
          - Always sort the Dpkg::Dist::Files files list on output, instead of
            preserving the insertion order, which is not reproducible with parallel
            builds. Reported by Jérémy Bobbio <lunar@debian.org>.
          - Add new filter() method to Dpkg::Substvars.
          - Kill the process when reaching timeout in Dpkg::IPC::wait_child().
        * Test suite:
          - Check perl code compilation, warnings and strictness.
          - Fix dpkg-divert unit test to work on BSD «rm -rf» that cannot traverse
            directories with mode 000.
          - Fix dpkg-divert unit test to work when there is no /dev/full.
          - Skip test cases when there is no c++filt available.
          - Add test cases for Dpkg::Conf and Dpkg::Checksums.
          - Handle libtool executables in progname unit test.
          - Do not use a timeout when testing cat I/O, speeds up test suite by 5s.
          - Reduce timeout test from 5 seconds to 1, to speed up test suite by 4s.
        * Build system:
          - Bump gettext version to 0.19:
            + Use --add-location=file in msgmerge and xgettext commands.
            + Use --porefs=noline for po4a command.
          - Wrap file references in man page PO files with po4a --porefs=wrap.
          - Fix support for cross-building dpkg:
            + Assume a working C99 snprintf on SUS >= v3.
            + Do not try to run the va_copy configure check, just check that the
              symbol is available.
          - Check that HAVE_DECL_SYS_SIGLIST is 0 instead of undefined, to fix a
            build failure on uclibc based systems. Closes: #777044
            Based on a patch by Alex Potapenko <opotapenko@gmail.com>.
          - Use single suffix rules instead of non-portable %-pattern rules.
          - Pass CC to the test suite, so that we can use a non-gcc compiler.
          - Call AM_PROG_AR to detect the correct system archiver to use.
          - Pass -Wall to automake in AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE, not implied by foreign.
        * Packaging:
          - Remove old trigger related Breaks and Conflicts from dpkg.
          - Only use stackprotectorstrong when building dpkg with gcc >= 4.9.
          - Switch to debhelper compatibility level 9.
          - Name each public-domain license with a different name.
          - Add missing public modules to dpkg-dev package description.
          - Get rid of backward compatibility pseudo-tags from bug reports.
          - Install doc/README.feature-removal-schedule only on affected packages
            and debian/usertags everywhere.
        * Documentation:
          - Document arch-qualifiers for dependency fields in deb-control(5) and
            deb-src-control(5). Reported by Johannes Schauer <j.schauer@email.de>.
            Closes: #768842
          - Document versioned Provides in deb-control(5).
          - Document the version when dpkg-deb --raw-extract got introduced.
          - Document dpkg --log format, add missing actions and describe the startup
            messages. Closes: #773398
          - Document when and how the dpkg-maintscript-helper package name argument
            is or should be arch-qualified. Closes: #776072
          - Fix and update Arch substvar description in deb-substvars(5).
          - Document that current build flag feature areas only work on Debian and
            derivatives in dpkg-buildflags(1).
          - Use “wildcard characters” instead of “wildchars” in dpkg-query(1).
          - Document dpkg-query --search behavior in man page. Closes: #775379
          - Document postinst “triggered” argument in debian/dpkg.postinst comment
          - Document Dpkg::IPC function signatures.
          - Document the obsolete --compare-versions '<' and '>' operators in the
            dpkg(1) man page. Thanks to Tomas Pospisek <tpo_hp@sourcepole.ch>.
            Closes: #776551
          - Move dpkg-divert, dpkg-statoverride and update-alternatives man pages
            from section 8 to 1, to match their installation path.
          - Capitalize dpkg-parsechangelog(1) option descriptions.
          - Mark dpkg-parsechangelog(1) --format values in bold.
          - Place short options before long ones in dpkg-mergechangelogs(1) and
            dselect(1) man pages.
          - Properly terminate a bold marking in dpkg(1).
          - Document in man pages the dpkg version when new features were introduced.
          - Document that timestamps are reset for files patched with source format
            “3.0 (quilt)” too.
          - Document in dpkg-buildpackage(1) that using dpkg-source is sometimes
            better than -S. Suggested by Johannes Schauer <j.schauer@email.de>.
          - Document dselect -? option.
          - Document in dpkg-buildflags(1) that DEB_VENDOR influences the execution.
          - Document that dpkg performs sanity checks on PATH.
          - Mark some words and commands as non-hyphenable in man pages.
          - Separate multi-line hanging tag paragraphs with .TQ in man pages.
          - Mark field names in bold in man pages.
          - Use various groff escape sequences for quoting characters.
          - Lowercase warning and note admonitions in start-stop-daemon(8).
          - Mark dselect(1) color attributes in bold.
          - Say output instead of display for dpkg-deb tar-file option in dpkg(1).
          - Say archive instead of filename for dpkg-deb option in dpkg(1).
          - Say control-field-name instead of control-file-field in dpkg-deb(1).
          - Fix option values and pathname markup in dpkg-deb(1).
          - Use .TQ to separate different but related options in dpkg(1).
          - Clarify that dpkg-buildpackage -jN forces parallel builds, regardless of
            the packaging or upstream build systems supporting them. Closes: #780866
          - Remove unneeded update-alternatives references from options descriptions.
          - Document that apt might expect Packages.xz too in dpkg-scanpackages(1).
          - Say METHODS instead of FUNCTIONS or OBJECT FOO in POD section titles.
          - Document dpkg version when perl module versions got bumped.
        * Output message fixes and improvements:
          - Remove trailing newline from string literal in warning calls.
          - Say “execute” instead of “exec” in Dpkg::Changelog::Parse error message.
          - Say “package” instead of “it” in dpkg-name warning message.
          - Uppercase field names in error messages.
          - Expand EOF and eof into “end of file” in error messages.
          - Use “<enter>” instead of “return” or “enter” in input prompts.
          - Say directory instead of dir in output messages.
          - Merge the same dpkg-scanpackages warning messages into a single line.
          - Clarify dpkg-genchanges changes description open error.
          - Add missing preposition in Dpkg::Source::Patch error message.
          - Improve available state sorting order strings in dselect panel.
          - Say “changelog-file” instead of “changelogfile” in --help output.
          - Say “command” instead of “action” for dselect.
          - Improve commands listing in «dselect --help» output, by printing them
            before options and listing them one on each line with a description.
          - Improve dselect color-spec --help output.
          - Move "(default)" annotations in scripts --help output after option
          - Consistently use proper quotation marks ("" or '', and not the
            unbalanced `' pair) all over the place.
          - Use syserr() instead of an ad-hoc error message in dpkg-scansources.
          - Say substvars instead of varlist in dpkg-shlibdeps error messages.
          - Fix error messages on invalid uid/git/mode command-line syntax errors
            in dpkg-statoverride, to not say they are from the statoverride file.
          - Fix error message on empty dsc file in dpkg-genchanges.
          - Mention “(^Z)” instead of “char” for the MSDOS end of file character.
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Drop myself from Uploaders.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo). Closes: #782326
        * Turkish (Mert Dirik). Closes: #785096
        * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.17.23) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Use a matching group instead of ${^MATCH} in s/// in dselect build script.
        * Skip tar extractor tests if tar is not GNU tar >= 1.27.
        * Reset the trigger cycle tracking on unsatisfied dependencies during
          trigger processing. Closes: #771730
        * Fix out-of-bounds buffer read accesses when parsing field and trigger
          names or checking package ownership of conffiles and directories.
          Reported by Joshua Rogers <megamansec@gmail.com>.
        * Add versioned Breaks on packages creating trigger cycles. Namely auctex,
          apt-cudf, ccache, cups, distcc, fusionforge-plugin-mediawiki, gap-core,
          gxine, hoogle, icecc, libjs-protoaculous, mcollective, pypy, wordpress
          and xfonts-traditional.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Basque (Iñaki Larrañaga Murgoitio). Closes: #771893
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * Esperanto (Felipe Castro).
        * French (Sébastien Poher).
        * Italian (Milo Casagrande).
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #771691
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo). Closes: #771264
        * Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino)
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        * Thai (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan). Closes: #772965
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        * Polish (Łukasz Dulny).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #772841
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Sébastien Poher).
        * Italian (Beatrice Torracca). Closes: #771673
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * Norwegian Bokmål (Hans Fredrik Nordhaug).
        * Polish (Łukasz Dulny).
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #771682
        * Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino)
        * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân).
      dpkg (1.17.22) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add version introducing --ctrl-tarfile in dpkg-deb(1) man page.
        * Bump minimal version for dir_to_symlink and symlink_to_dir commands
          to 1.17.14 in dpkg-maintscript-helper(1) man page. Closes: #769843
        * Reintroduce update-alternatives, dpkg-divert and dpkg-statoverride
          compatibility symlinks under /usr/sbin/. There are still packages
          using those paths, but the relevant lintian check did not list any,
          so this got removed prematurely.
        * Add Breaks on old man-db, fontconfig and readahead-fedora packages using
          awaiting triggers, as they produce trigger cycles. Closes: #768599
        * Escape package and architecture names on control file parsing warning,
          as those get injected into a variable that is used as a format string,
          and they come from the package fields, which are under user control.
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.16.0. Fixes CVE-2014-8625. Closes: #768485
          Reported by Joshua Rogers <megamansec@gmail.com>.
        * Do not match partial field names in control files. Closes: #769119
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.10.
        * Fix build on Mac OS X. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.11.
          Reported by Dominyk Tiller <dominyktiller@gmail.com>.
        * Normalize tar entry uid and gid from the current system only in dpkg
          unpack. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.14. Closes: #769211
        * Restore multiple processing instances check for packages and archives
          specified on the command-line. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.20.
        * Fail on trigger processing when it is required to progress. Trigger
          processing is sometimes required and sometimes opportunistic, and we
          should only fail on the former but ignore the latter. Closes: #768852
        * Do not ignore trigger cycles for direct dependencies, these are just
          normal trigger cycles, and as such should not be special cased.
        * Register all pending triggers for deferred processing when being called
          as «dpkg --configure pkgname…». This is a mostly conformant workaround
          for frontends like apt that do not correctly call «dpkg --configure -a»
          or «dpkg --triggers-only -a» after their normal runs, and leave packages
          in triggers-pending and triggers-awaited states. Closes: #766758
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        * Danish (Joe Dalton).
        * French (Sébastien Poher).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Japanese (Kenshi Muto). Closes: #771255
        * Polish (Łukasz Dulny).
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo). Closes: #766724, #770280
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        * Turkish (Mert Dirik).
        * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân)
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Sébastien Poher).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Sébastien Poher). Closes: #767934
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann). Closes: #752123
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo). Closes: #767573
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Danish (Joe Dalton).
        * Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert). Closes: #771237
        * French (Sébastien Poher). Closes: #767918
        * Japanese (Kenshi Muto). Closes: #771256
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg (1.17.21) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Get consistent git-style diff support, by adding (>= 2.7) to the dpkg-dev
          patch Depends, and a Breaks patch (<< 2.7) to libdpkg-perl.
        * Error out on obsolete Build-Profiles field syntax.
        * Document -g and -G options in dpkg-genchanges(1). Closes: #766568
        * Do not accept values bundled with long options in dpkg-parsechangelog.
          The parser was accepting things like «--count10», which is just broken.
          Instead allow only «--count=10» in addition to «--count 10».
        * Accept «-S value» in addition to «-Svalue» in dpkg-parsechangelog.
          Closes: #766559
        * Add support for new interest-await and activate-await trigger directives.
          And a new --await option to dpkg-trigger. This might allow possibly
          switching the default meaning after a transition period no shorter than
          two minor versions, so in 1.19.x or 1.20.x. Perhaps.
        * Do trigger cycle detection after dependency checks in dependtry <= 1,
          and before dependency cycle breaking in dependtry > 1. This makes sure
          to always catch trigger cycles, but still gives the opportunity to try
          to process triggers for packages that are not yet ready in the first
          dependtry, but which might be a bit later on, without wrongly detecting
          avoidable and bogus trigger cycles. Closes: #766557
        * Update features removal schedule:
          - The -u, --udeb dpkg-scanpackages options got removed, state that.
          - Remove the entry about obsolete fields, as these need to be preserved
            for backward compatibility, they are part of the external interface to
            be able to handle ancient binary packages.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        * German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #766311
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
      dpkg (1.17.20) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add a requeueing insertion protection for process_queue().
        * Make sure to always switch to the next dependtry after we have made no
          progress for a while. Regression stemming from non future proof changes
          introduced with the initial triggers implementation in dpkg 1.14.17
          combined with changes in dpkg 1.17.19. Closes: #766242, #766322
        * Make the initial dependtry be 1 instead of 0. This gets rid of an unused
          dependtry step, which got accidentally introduced when the perl dpkg was
          rewritten in C, ages ago.
        * Allow detached upstream signatures for upstream orig.tar files in the
          .dsc file. Suggested by Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg@fifthhorseman.net>.
          Closes: #759478
        * Inline alternative status description into translatable string in
          update-alternatives. Required-by: #766311
        * Reword description for installed status in dpkg(1) man page.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo).
        * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân).
      dpkg (1.17.19) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Bump the Breaks on devscripts to 2.14.10 due to the new dpkg-architecture
          command-line parsing strictness introduced in 1.17.17. Closes: #764965
        * Create pidfiles even when start-stop-daemon is not asked to background
          the process itself. Although a bit of a dubious usage, because any error
          before executing the program will not be properly reported to the caller.
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.14. Closes: #765110
        * Add new --remove-pidfile option to start-stop-daemon.
        * Mention --pid and --ppid in start-stop-daemon(8) man page DESCRIPTION.
        * Add invoke hooks for dpkg --add-architecture and --remove-architecture.
          Prompted by Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
        * Reverse --verify-format logic to actually accept 'rpm' as valid.
          Closes: #765907
        * Fix trigger dependency checks and cycle detection.
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.17.
          Closes: #765434, #765668, #765734, #765781, #765789, #765952
        * Rework dependency problem debug and notice output on trigger processing.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Italian (Milo Casagrande): Closes: #765748
        * Turkish (Mert Dirik). Closes: #764942
        * Simplified Chinese (Zhou Mo). Closes: #765693
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.17.18) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Handle empty minimum versions when initializing dependency versions,
          as the code is mapping the minimum version 0 to '' to avoid outputting
          useless versions. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.17. Closes: #764929
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
      dpkg (1.17.17) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add dpkg-vendor, Dpkg/File.pm and Dpkg/Util.pm to the list of files with
          translatable strings, so that they can be translated.
        * Fix some typos for versioned and mentioned in comments and changelogs.
        * Mark for translation and unify "rm cleanup" string in dpkg.
        * Mark for translation and improve dselect method handling error messages.
        * Defer trigger processing if the package does not fulfill dependencies.
          Closes: #671711
        * Do not write to the database when changing selections with --dry-run.
          Closes: #764673
        * Add missing imports from Dpkg::BuildProfiles in dpkg-genchanges.
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.14. Closes: #764216
          Reported by Johannes Schauer <j.schauer@email.de>.
        * Initialize dependencies with the correct minimum version from a symbols
          file with multiple SONAMEs in dpkg-shlibdeps.
          Thanks to Jérémy Bobbio <lunar@debian.org>. Closes: #764721
        * Perl modules:
          - Allow multiple whitespace in Dpkg::BuildProfiles::get_build_profiles()
            when parsing the DEB_BUILD_PROFILES environment variable.
            Thanks to Johannes Schauer <j.schauer@email.de>.
          - New Dpkg::Getopt private module.
          - Document public module Dpkg.
          - Document public module Dpkg::Gettext.
          - Mark Dpkg::BuildProfiles as a public module.
          - Document all public module versions in a CHANGES section.
          - Remove EXPORTED from POD section titles.
          - Document private modules as such in a CHANGES section.
        * Set the DEB_TARGET_* dpkg-architecture variables from architecture.mk.
          Missed in dpkg 1.17.14.
        * Initialize DEB_TARGET_ARCH variable without requiring DEB_HOST_ARCH,
          which is not being set at all when querying for DEB_TARGET_ variables.
        * Normalize dpkg-architecture command-line parsing, so that «--option=value»
          «--option value», «-ovalue» and «-o value» will all be accepted.
        * Add long option names for all dpkg-architecture short options.
        * Add support for --host-arch, --host-type, --target-arch and --target-type
          long options in dpkg-buildpackage. These will get passed through to
          dpkg-architecture. This restores the ability to specify the target
          architecture when building cross-compilers. Regression introduced in
          dpkg 1.17.14. Reported by Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
        * Do not modify the topic variable values in list functions in perl code.
        * List Dpkg::Exit and Dpkg::Interface::Storable as public modules in
          libdpkg-perl package description.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.17.16) unstable; urgency=low
        * Set the copyright holder in the po4a calls for man pages.
        * Switch remaining topic to named variable in Dpkg::Source::Patch:analyze(),
          otherwise the loop was expecting values in one variable but storing them
          in another. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.14. Closes: #764206
        * Set umask to 0 when creating symlinks in tar test case, to normalize
          results. POSIX specifies that symlinks have undefined permissions in
          their mode, so their setting is system dependent. Linux does not honor
          the umask for symlinks, other systems like Hurd or kFreeBSD do.
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.14. Closes: #764171
      dpkg (1.17.15) unstable; urgency=low
        * Do not blacklist pie and stackprotector build flags on mips/mipsel.
          Thanks to Aurelien Jarno <aurelien@aurel32.net>. Closes: #763672
        * Fix build failures due to mismatched umask in libdpkg tar test case.
          Set it to a known value of 0022.
      dpkg (1.17.14) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix '--' to '-' on translations for single character options.
        * Correct the copyright holder in the gettext Makevars files.
        * Switch debian/copyright to machine-readable format 1.0, and extensively
          update the information within.
        * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 (no changes needed).
        * Disable unused run-time type information for dselect.
        * Fix compiler flag detection with non-GCC compilers in the build system.
        * Fix perl warning on dpkg-source when typing Ctrl-D on patch name prompt.
        * Add new dpkg-deb --ctrl-tarfile command.
        * dpkg-architecture:
          - Add support for target system information via the new DEB_TARGET_ family
            of variables, and new -A and -T options to override defaulting to the
            host system.
          - Clarify that -a, -t, -e and -i work with the host system.
        * Place 'Commands:' before 'Options:' sections on --help output in
          dpkg-architecture and dpkg-vendor.
        * Always warn in dpkg-genchanges on missing Section or Priority value,
          either empty or '-'.
        * Fix order of Files field on generated .changes file in dpkg-genchanges.
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.7.
        * Stop warning on unknown arbitrary fields from dpkg-deb.
        * Remove unnecessary handling of obsolete Package_Revision field in dselect
          ftp method.
        * Fix the build system to parse the system curses.h header instead of
          dselect-curses.h, to not just default on the builtin and override keys
          for dselect key bindings support. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.15.1.
        * Emit a warning when using the obsolete Dpkg::Deps check_package() function.
        * Add support for versioned Provides to Dpkg::Deps::KnownFacts, missed in
          dpkg 1.17.11.
        * Man pages:
          - Add a mention of packaging helpers support in dpkg-maintscript-helper(1).
            Closes: #759754
          - Move dpkg-buildflags(1) generic feature area details to the section top.
          - Fix prerm invocation arguments in update-alternatives(8).
            Reported by jre <jre.winesim@gmail.com>. Closes: #761025
        * Add new deps_iterate() function to Dpkg::Deps. Closes: #759747
          Based on a patch by Dima Kogan <dima@secretsauce.net>.
        * Add support for relative symlinks to dpkg-maintscript-helper symlink_to_dir
          command. Suggested by Don Armstrong <don@debian.org>.
        * Add a new dpkg-buildflags qa feature area:
          - Add a new bug feature, disabled by default, which will enable fatal
            warnings for code that can pose actual problems. Closes: #682659
          - Add a new canary feature, disabled by default, which will allow tracking
            build flags propagation. Closes: #628516
        * Pass DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS to dpkg-buildflags in buildflags.mk, required to
          get noopt to work at all, for example.
        * Add a new dpkg-buildflags reproducible feature area:
          - Add a new timeless feature, disabled by default, which will add
            «-Wdate-time» to CPPFLAGS.
          Thanks to Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org>. Closes: #762683
        * Fix error message from buffer_copy() read and write functions. This
          affects error messages from partial or broken .deb packages for example.
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.10. Closes: #759498
        * Remove lpia architecture support.
        * Improvements and portability fixes to start-stop-daemon:
          - Abort if the system or compatibility setsid() fails.
          - Do not exit from the first parent before the pidfile has been created,
            when using --background and --make-pidfile, to avoid the race condition.
            Based on a patch by Nir Soffer <nirs@hyperms.com>. Closes: #686420
          - Make sure the pidfile is always created with a 022 umask.
            Reported by Will Conley <willconley3@gmail.com>. Closes: #760222
          - Do not abort on --stop when only --pid or --ppid options are specified.
            Thanks to Christos Trochalakis <yatiohi@ideopolis.gr>. Closes: #763767
          - On kFreeBSD systems do not unnecessarily make kvm_openfiles() open
            /dev/mem. This causes issues on FreeBSD jails for example.
            Reported by Steven Chamberlain <steven@pyro.eu.org>.
          - On systems using libkvm, do not fail when kvm_getprocs() cannot find
            any process.
        * Map i786 to i386 also for the multiarch pathname in dpkg-architecture.
        * Handle omitted binary packages due to build profiles in dpkg-genchanges.
          Based on a patch by Johannes Schauer <j.schauer@email.de>. Closes: #758191
        * Update restriction formula syntax for build profiles:
          - Restriction lists are now restriction formulas.
          - Restriction formulas are given in disjunctive normal form expression:
            <foo> <bar baz> <blub>
          - Removal of the implicit prefix/namespace mechanic.
          - Construct the profiles entry of the Packages-List field by converting
            the "<bar baz> <blub>" syntax into "bar,baz+blub".
          - Include a temporary compatibility mapping with the old way to write
            the Build-Profiles field in binary packages which can be removed once
            all affected source packages have moved to the new syntax.
          Thanks to Johannes Schauer <j.schauer@email.de>. Closes: #760158
        * Normalize instdir in dpkg by removing trailing «/» and «/.». This gets
          rid of several inconsistencies and doubled «/» in syscalls and output
        * Never try to remove the root directory or its backups. There's no point in
          it, and makes life more difficult for a read-only root with a read-write
          overlay or a symlink farm. Requested by sepero111@gmx.com.
        * Remove arbitrary filename limit from dpkg-deb, which was lifted some
          time ago when the code switched to a dynamic string via varbuf.
        * Do not pipe the files to sign from dpkg-buildpackage to GnuPG. When GnuPG
          uses the gpg-agent it is unable to detect the correct tty configuration
          if stdin is a pipe instead of the current terminal. Closes: #762391
        * Add a new --hash option to enable generating only specific file checksums
          in dpkg-scanpackages. Requested by Thorsten Glaser <tg@debian.org>.
        * Add architecture restriction options for dpkg-architecture -L. This allows
          selecting specific subsets of all valid known architectures, matching by
          wildcard (-W), endianness (-E) or bits (-B). The restricting options can
          be combined, or omitted altogether. Closes: #762635
        * Say arch-wildcard instead of arch-alias in dpkg-architecture --help output.
        * Test suite:
          - Do not leave temporary files behind on failure or when interrupted.
          - Add basic unit tests for the FNV hashing function.
          - Add unit tests for the libdpkg tar extractor.
        * Add --build and --extract command aliases to dpkg-source.
        * Print file or package names instead of pointers in dpkg debug output,
          to make it more meaningful and reproducible.
        * Fix off-by-one error in libdpkg command argv size calculation.
          Based on a patch by Bálint Réczey <balint@balintreczey.hu>. Closes: #760690
        * Switch the libdpkg string hashing function from FNV-1 to the recommended
          FNV-1a variant.
        * Switch the dpkg files database string hashing function from what appears
          to be a custom hash function to the libdpkg FNV-1a implementation. As a
          side effect this fixes an integer overflow. Addresses: #760741
        * Double the dpkg files database hash table size to the closest 2^18 prime.
          Times have changed, and it's common to have at least these many files.
          This reduces the amount of collisions.
        * Document optional dpkg -C argument in --help output. Closes: #763000
        * Consider a hardlink tar entry as a regular file for mode values, i.e.
          assign to it S_IFREG instead of 0.
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Explain better in deb-triggers(5) why interest/activate-noawait should be
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover): Fix mismatched format string.
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * Polish (Łukasz Dulny).
        * Turkish (Mert Dirik). Closes: #763825
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Italian (Guillem Jover): Swap order of some dpkg-deb arguments.
          Thanks to xor <xor@paranoici.org>. Closes: #759149
      dpkg (1.17.13) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Remove unbalanced trailing single-quote in dpkg-deb error message.
          Reported by Trần Ngọc Quân <vnwildman@gmail.com>.
        * Remove architecture blacklist from hardening build flag option
          stackprotectorstrong. Thanks to Romain Francoise <rfrancoise@debian.org>.
        * Documentation:
          - Merge binary:Package descriptions in dpkg-query(1).
          - Split --remove and --purge options in dpkg(1). This also clarifies on
            which package states each option can operate. Closes: #576338
          - Remove duplicate “of the” in dpkg-maintscript-helper(1).
        * Fix dpkg-maintscript-helper dir_to_symlink to handle relative symlink
          targets. Thanks to Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
        * Fix dpkg-maintscript-helper symlink_to_dir to assure absolute pathnames
        * Fix dpkg-source not detecting modified files during --commit or -b.
          Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.11. Closes: #758426
          Reported by Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org>.
        * Only test the strerror() compatible code if sys_errlist and sys_nerr
          are present. This fixes a build failure on GNU/Hurd. Closes: #758199
        * Switch start-stop-daemon on GNU/kFreeBSD systems to use libkvm, instead
          of relying on linprocfs which is not the native procfs on kFreeBSD, and it
          is usually not mounted as FreeBSD programs do not expect it to be present.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Jean-Pierre Giraud, Vincent Thomas, Raphaël Hertzog).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Raphaël Hertzog).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.17.12) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Only build the compatibility selinux code if libselinux is available or
          the user requested it. Also fixes build failures on non-Linux systems.
          Closes: #757637
        * Documentation:
          - Add a short description to each virtual field in dpkg-query(1), and
            mention the version they got introduced in dpkg.
          - Fix formatting of last paragraphs inside dselect(1) --color description.
        * Rework dselect columns code, to make it easier to maintain and read.
        * Add new architecture columns to dselect package list view. The new
          columns, shown by default, can be turned off with the new ‘A’ key,
          or bound to another key via the new “archdisplay” keybinding.
        * Fix a descriptor leak on dselect subprocesses when --debug is used.
        * Use «tar --format=gnu» when creating source archives. This makes sure we
          get a deterministic output format, regardless of what tar defaults to.
          Thanks to Jan Blunck <jblunck@infradead.org>..
        * Use perl's length instead of defined when checking some environment
          variables, if we require them to have content.
        * Allow specifying the same build type option multiple times in
          dpkg-buildpackage and dpkg-genchanges. There seems to be scripts with
          such invocations in the wild. Closes: #757795
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.17.11) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Switch URLs in docs and code comments from http:// to https:// if the
          latter is available (round two). This includes the quilt patch header
          templates, and examples in man pages.
        * Update some dpkg git URLs to the new and newer (cgit switch) scheme.
        * Changes to libcompat:
          - Make the library testable.
          - Do not run qsort() over the scandir() list if it is NULL.
          - Add a setexecfilecon() compatibility function out from dpkg code.
        * Use SELinux setexecfilecon() if available in dpkg instead of ad-hoc code.
        * Replace obsolete <sys/fcntl.h> with <fcntl.h>, which fixes compilation on
          Android. Thanks to Fredrik Fornwall <fredrik@fornwall.net>. Closes: #752036
        * Fix file triggers/Unincorp descriptor leak on subprocesses. Regression
          introduced with the initial triggers implementation in dpkg 1.14.17.
          Closes: #751021
        * Do not disable the stack-protector build flags on arm64 in Debian and
          derivatives, the toolchain supports them now.
          Thanks to Adam Conrad <adconrad@debian.org>. Closes: #751032
        * When parsing the statoverride database from dpkg-statoverride do not
          consider it an error and refuse to operate at all if the user or group
          names are not known to the system, just preserve them. Closes: #563307
        * Do not write to the available file when unpacking binary packages. This
          information is not useful as dpkg has never recorded the archive path,
          so it has never been truly available for re-installation anyway.
        * Add versioned Provides support:
          - Add a new dpkg --assert-versioned-provides command.
          - Packages can provide a specific version, “virtual (= 1.0)” which will
            be honored, previously it would just be accepted when parsing.
          - Non-versioned virtual packages will not satisfy versioned dependencies.
          - Versioned virtual packages will satisfy non-versioned dependencies.
          Based on skeletal code by Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>.
          Closes: #7330, #24934, #112131, #134582, #180316
        * On removal check Depends and Pre-Depends for packages in unpacked and
          half-configured states too.
        * Add support for new hardening build flag stackprotectorstrong in Debian
          and derivatives, enabled by default. It will fallback to stackprotector
          when the former is not functional or disabled by the user.
          Thanks to Romain Francoise <rfrancoise@debian.org>.
        * Change «dpkg-deb --field» code to use the libdpkg deb822 parser instead
          of an ad-hoc one. This makes sure any field fixup and sanity check is
          performed on the input, and gets reflected on the output.
        * Add new dpkg-query virtual fields db:Status-Want, db:Status-Status and
          db:Status-Eflag to allow fine-grained access to the Status values.
        * Automatically add the Testsuite field in dpkg-source to the .dsc file.
        * Spell nocheck option in dpkg-scanpackages wait_child() call correctly.
          Spotted by James McCoy <jamessan@debian.org> (in devscripts).
        * Move the explanation of functional checks from --verify-format to the
          --verify command in the dpkg(1) man page. Closes: #747264
        * Improve dpkg-buildpackage(1) man page:
          - Mark DEB_CHECK_COMMAND environment variable in bold.
          - Add final item for done hook in the actions sequence.
          - Mention that -nc does not apply either when -F is specified.
          - Mention that the --FOO-option options can be used multiple times.
          - Fix a typo in the BUGS section.
        * Mark the “and” between the filenames as regular format in dpkg-source(1).
        * Add --format and --ignore-bad-version to dpkg-source --help output.
        * Clarify error message in Dpkg::Source::Quilt when patches fail to apply,
          to note that the patch might be malformed (besides not accepting patches
          with fuzz).
        * Try to preallocate the disk size for extracted files on unpack. This
          might help in avoiding filesystem fragmentation, and possibly improve
          performance on some filesystems.
        * Print the correct removed binary filename when building a source package
          with dpkg-source --include-removal. Closes: #755166
        * Add powerpcel support to cputable. Thanks to Jae Junh <jaejunh@embian.com>.
        * Bump the i386 architecture GNU triplet to i586-linux-gnu to match the
          change in gcc. Somewhat reluctantly, as i386 wants to be its unique
          snowflake and use a GNU triplet not matching its baseline. This will
          cause problems when cross-building and using unmatched combinations of
          dpkg-dev and gcc. Closes: #751363
        * Update i386 architecture GNU cpu regex in cputable to match i786 too.
        * Remove unused pkglibdir variable from libdpkg.pc.in.
        * Perl modules:
          - Add new set_as_auto() method to Dpkg::Substvars.
          - Add support for sig and delete_sig spawn() options in Dpkg::IPC.
          - Add %opts to ensure_open() member in Dpkg::Compression::FileHandle.
          - Change find_command() to handle an empty or undef argument in Dpkg:Path.
        * Mark Format and Installed-Size as automatic substvars in dpkg-genchanges
          and dpkg-gencontrol respectively.
        * Warn on usage of deprecated Source-Version substvar.
        * Say OpenPGP instead of PGP when referring to the standard on code comments
          and output messages.
        * Add a hint to the “no dependency information found” error message in
          dpkg-shlibdeps, to check if the library is actually packaged.
          Thanks to Sylvestre Ledru <sylvestre@debian.org>. Closes: #756230
        * Delete the current compressor SIGPIPE disposition in Dpkg::Source::Archive,
          which fixes ignoring SIGPIPE from the calling process. Closes: #756526
        * Ignore DEB_CHECK_COMMAND in dpkg-buildpackage if the command is not found.
        * Emit a warning when using the deprecated -is/-ip/-isp/-ips options in
        * Only print build type once in dpkg-genchanges, instead of once for each
          specified -A or -B option and then yet another time for the general build
          type description.
        * Unify build options description in --help output for dpkg-buildpackage
          and dpkg-genchanges.
        * Only allow one build type option in dpkg-genchanges and dpkg-buildpackage.
        * Correctly filter the host architecture on the Architecture field in the
          generated .changes file from dpkg-genchanges, when the debian/files
          contains arch-specific packages but dpkg-genchanges was called with
          one of the build types excluding them.
        * Add new -g and -G options to dpkg-genchanges and dpkg-buildpackage for
          source plus arch-indep/specific builds. Closes: #756975
        * Fix dpkg --add-architecture and --remove-architecture to check that they
          get exactly one argument. Closes: #757254
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Danish (Joe Dalton). Closes: #754127
        * French (Jean-Baka Domelevo Entfellner, Julien Patriarca).
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #756920
        * Spanish (Guillem Jover): Fix «dpkg-query -l» header. Closes: #756209
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg (1.17.10) unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Use libtool to build the static libraries, which makes it possible to
          embed libcompat inside libdpkg, as required by some external programs
          linking against the latter. Closes: #746122
        * Fix word wrapping logic in dselect. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.3.
        * Fix possible out of bounds buffer read access in the error output on
          bogus ar member sizes.
        * Fix memory leaks in buffer_copy() on error conditions.
        * Test suite:
          - Improve C code coverage.
          - Add template test cases for most perl modules.
          - Add test cases for Dpkg::Deps OR relationships.
          - Add minimal test case for Dpkg::Source::Quilt.
          - Add test cases for Dpkg::Source::Patch CVE-2014-0471 and CVE-2014-3127.
          - Add test case for patch disabling hunks; not security sensitive.
        * Fix non-security sensitive TOCTOU race in triggers database loading.
        * Fix non-security sensitive TOCTOU race in update-alternative alternative
          database loading.
        * Fix non-security sensitive TOCTOU race in update-alternative rename code.
        * Add a workaround to start-stop-daemon for bogus OpenVZ Linux kernels that
          prepend, instead of appending, the " (deleted)" marker in /proc/PID/exe.
          Closes: #731530
        * Move dpkg-architecture -L argument to the Commands --help output section.
        * Make dpkg-maintscript-helper print only once that we are moving a
          conffile, and not on every interim state transition. Closes: #747370
        * Do not use global match variables in perl code.
        * Man pages:
          - Attempt to clarify and improve wording of some strange or confused
            constructs. Reported by Helge Kreutzmann.
          - Expand Vcs-* field names into each supported field name in
            deb-src-control(5) to make it easier to search for them.
          - Change control.tar.gz reference to simply control.tar in deb(5).
          - Document in dpkg-deb(1) -Z option that bzip2 and lzma are deprecated.
          - Add notes in dpkg-gensymbols(1) about symbol backward-compatibility.
            Based on a patch by Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>.
            Closes: #746973
          - Document that dpkg-buildpackage(1) -j argument is optional.
          - Add current and deprecated media types to deb(5).
          - Document in dpkg(1) that --audit now does more than just searching for
            partially installed packages.
        * Add support for automatic parallel job selection in dpkg-buildpackage,
          matching currently active processors, when using -jauto. Closes: #748012
        * Perl modules:
          - Bump $VERSION for Dpkg::Patch, missed in 1.16.1.
          - Bump $VERSION for Dpkg::Deps, missed in 1.17.0.
          - Update and fix CHANGES POD sections for public modules.
          - Add missing Dpkg::Deps::Multiple profile_is_concerned() and
            reduce_profiles() methods, inherited by Dpkg::Deps::Union,
            Dpkg::Deps::AND and Dpkg::Deps::OR.
        * Do not mangle quilt series files with a missing newline on the last line.
          Closes: #584233
        * Quiesce tar warnings in cron job by redirecting stderr to /dev/null, as
          it seems --warning=none does not work correctly. Closes: #748544
        * Do not emit a trailing space from Dpkg::Control::Hash on a field's empty
          first line. Bump dpkg-dev Breaks on devscripts to 2.14.4, as previous
          versions expect a trailing space from dpkg-parsechangelog output.
          Based on a patch by Johannes Schauer <j.schauer@email.de>. Closes: #749044
        * Do not assume that sensible-editor is present on «dpkg-source --commit»,
          as that command is very Debian specific. Fallback to try VISUAL, EDITOR,
          or vi, if the previous commands are either unset or not found.
        * Use badusage() instead of ohshit() on dpkg --ignore-depends argument
          parsing errors.
        * Add per package dpkg --audit support.
        * Add support for DragonFlyBSD to ostable and triplettable.
          Thanks to Hleb Valoshka <375gnu@gmail.com>.
        * Add support for DragonFlyBSD to start-stop-daemon. Closes: #734452
          Based on a patch by Hleb Valoshka <375gnu@gmail.com>.
        * Correctly parse patch headers in Dpkg::Source::Patch, to avoid directory
          traversal attempts from hostile source packages when unpacking them.
          Reported by Javier Serrano Polo <javier@jasp.net> as an unspecified
          directory traversal; meanwhile also independently found by me both
          #749183 and what was supposed to be #746498, which was later on published
          and ended up being just a subset of the other non-reported issue.
          Fixes CVE-2014-3864 and CVE-2014-3865. Closes: #746498, #749183
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        * Italian (Milo Casagrande). Closes: #750105
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Let dpkg-source unpack additional tarballs in a deterministic order.
          Thanks to Samuel Bronson for the report. Closes: #747148
      dpkg (1.17.9) unstable; urgency=high
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Do not allow patch files with C-style encoded filenames. Closes: #746306
          Fixes CVE-2014-3127 and unconditionally fixes CVE-2014-0471.
          Reported by Javier Serrano Polo <javier@jasp.net>.
        * Switch alternative database backups from xz to gzip. Closes: #746354
        * Do not leak long tar names on bogus or truncated archives.
        * Do not leak the filepackages iterator when a directory is used by other
        * Fix short lived memory leaks in «dpkg-split --split».
        * Fix memory leak in unused Keybindings screen in dselect.
        * Do not leak color string on «dselect --color».
        * Fix memory leaks when parsing alternatives.
        * Fix off-by-one stack buffer overrun in start-stop-daemon on GNU/Linux and
          GNU/kFreeBSD if the executable pathname is longer than _POSIX_PATH_MAX.
          Although this should not have security implications as the buffer is
          surrounded by two arrays (so those catch accesses even if the stack
          grows up or down), and we are compiling with -fstack-protector anyway.
        * Mark the command_get_pager() tests on a tty as TODO for now, so that
          we do not get failures on build daemons.
        * Make test suite errors abort the build again. Closes: #746331
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Steve Petruzzello). Closes: #746350
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.17.8) unstable; urgency=high
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Do not backup nonexistent database files from the cron.daily file.
          And stop emitting tar warnings. Closes: #745592, #745651
        * Test suite:
          - Improve Perl code coverage.
          - Improve C code coverage.
        * Handle space-only strings when parsing versions in libdpkg.
        * Document the environment requirements for the dpkg-maintscript-helper
          supports command in the man page. Closes: #739634
        * Improve wording for «dpkg --verify» and --verify-format in the man page.
          Closes: #733057
        * Switch test runner from Test::Harness to TAP::Harness.
        * Use the perl TAP::Harness for the C test suite instead of the automake
          tap-driver, to avoid requiring automake >= 1.12, currently not present
          in stable.
        * Enable failed test case reporting from the TAP::Harness, so that we get
          more meaningful reports on failure from the C test suite.
        * Correctly parse C-style diff filenames in Dpkg::Source::Patch, to avoid
          directory traversal attempts from hostile source packages when unpacking
          them. Reported by Jakub Wilk <jwilk@debian.org>. Fixes CVE-2014-0471.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #745869
        * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân).
      dpkg (1.17.7) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Documentation:
          - Mention in deb-symbols(5), that the “main-dependency-template” is
            always used. Closes: #737731
          - Clarify in deb-control(5) «Multi-Arch: no» field omission.
          - Clarify in dpkg-buildpackage(1) --check-option description.
          - Document dpkg-query --control-path life expectancy. See: #699647
          - Fix indentation of “Extract options (with -x)” title in dpkg-source(1).
          - Improve symlink <-> directory switch information in
            dpkg-maintscript-helper(1). Closes: #739388
          - Add missing flags affected by hardening options to dpkg-buildflags(1).
        * Use exit instead of return to exit a subshell in dpkg-maintscript-helper.
          Thanks to Richard Levitte <richard@levitte.org>. Closes: #738957
        * Localize $_ in Perl functions with while (<$fh>) style loops.
        * Perl test suite cleanup:
          - Switch test suite runner from ExtUtils::Command::MM to Test::Harness.
          - Enable colors in test suite runner.
          - Remove sequence number prefixes from test case filenames.
        * Do not generate perl warnings on nonexistent fields with
          «dpkg-parsechangelog --show».
        * Fix bogus message on dependency parse errors in dpkg-checkbuilddeps.
          Closes: #736778
        * Document is_pgp_signed as a public Dpkg::Control::Hash option.
          Closes: #735975
        * Do not generate perl warnings on undef versions in
          Dpkg::Deps::deps_compare(). See: #737731
        * Clarify dpkg-genchanges error message on binary builds without any binary
          artifact built. Closes: #726520
        * Improve dpkg-source warning message when ignoring file removals,
          by adding a hint about the --include-removal option.
          Thanks to Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@debian.org>. Closes: #738310
        * Add a new dpkg-source extraction --ignore-bad-version option.
          Closes: #740883
        * Add Architecture and Build-Profiles information to Package-List field,
          as optional name=value1,value2 entries, with names «arch» and «profile».
          Use the now recognized field Build-Profiles from binary stanzas in the
          source control file to fill the «profile» value.
        * Do not interpret the .dsc filename as a regex when recomputing the
          md5sum for the .changes file after signing the .dsc. Closes: #742535
        * Cache vendor info Control::Hash objects in Dpkg::Vendor::get_vendor_info()
          when parsing the vendor file on each hook invocation.
        * If the vendor does not have a Dpkg::Vendor module, try loading a module
          from the parent vendors, before falling back to Dpkg::Vendor::Default.
          Closes: #735978
        * Set Ubuntu build flags for ppc64el instead of ppc64, as Ubuntu never ended
          up shipping a ppc64 architecture. Also honor noopt DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS flag.
          Thanks to Adam Conrad <adconrad@debian.org. Closes: #738691
        * Add OpenRISC or1k support to cputable.
          Thanks to Christian Svensson <christian@cmd.nu>. Closes: #736717
        * Add support for FCFLAGS, OBJCFLAGS and OBJCXXFLAGS build flags.
          Closes: #744326
        * Improvements and portability fixes to start-stop-daemon:
          - When using the Linux procfs switch to use /proc/PID/status instead of
            /proc/PID/stat to read the process name.
          - Add a generic KVM-based implementation to initialize the entire
            process list.
          - Fix FreeBSD KVM code to use current kinfo_proc layout.
          - Add a native FreeBSD pid_is_exec() method, which is more reliable than
            the KVM-based one, and means neither linprocfs nor procfs are required
            on such system anymore. Note that GNU/kFreeBSD is still using Linux
            procfs code (which ends up using linprocfs).
          - Fix OpenBSD KVM code to use current kinfo_proc layout.
          - Detect system specific headers at configure time instead of hardcoding
            their usage depending on system macros.
          - Add a new --ppid matching option to check for parent PID.
            Suggested by Alex Mestiashvili <mailatgoogl@gmail.com>.
          - On GNU/Hurd do not link unnecessarily against libshouldbeinlibc and
        * Set TAR preprocessor variable at build time instead of hardcoding it.
          This will allow non-GNU systems to easily use another value for their
          GNU tar, which is usually either gnutar or gtar.
        * Require compound literals support in the compiler at configure time.
        * Fix compound literals usage with compilers in C99 mode, by not assigning
          them to static variables.
        * Test suite cleanup:
          - Do not unnecessarily shut up stdout in t-subproc.
          - Test command_exec() exit code.
          - Test allocations with new test_alloc() instead of pass/fail macros.
          - Switch C test suite to use TAP.
        * Add support for Packages-files in dpkg --update-avail and --merge-avail
          from pipes, or standard input if the argument is omitted or is ‘-’.
          Closes: #357093, #367297
        * Error out on not-installed packages passed to «dpkg --verify».
        * Deprecate compressing .deb files with bzip2, by making dpkg-deb issue a
          warning, as the compressor has been superseded by xz when it comes to
          compression ratio, and in cases where higher compatibility or raw speed
          is desired gzip is still the better option. Although unpacking will be
          kept being supported to handle existing bzip2 compressed .deb files.
        * Use GNU tar's --no-unquote when using -T in dpkg-deb to avoid mangling
          filenames. Reported by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>. Closes: #743687
        * Backup all databases with user data, not just the status database.
        * Add Conflicts to dpkg against packages using install-info that were
          removed after lenny or squeeze, but may have survived upgrades to wheezy.
          Thanks to Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org>. Closes: #735159
        * Be verbose on «make check» errors by printing the test suite log.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        * Thai (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan). Closes: #745032
        * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Italian (Beatrice Torracca). Closes: #742449
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg (1.17.6) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Move signing in dpkg-buildpackage to the end of the build.
        * Add new --check-command and --check-option options to dpkg-buildpackage,
          and DEB_CHECK_COMMAND environment variable as a default value, to
          specify a package checker to use before the signing process.
        * Detect a missing gain-root-command even if dpkg-buildpackage is running
          as root.
        * Detect a missing sign-command in dpkg-buildpackage, before starting the
          build, to avoid a failure at the end of the process.
        * Remove trailing newlines from dpkg-deb warning message.
        * Change dpkg-deb conffile name length warning into an error, as dpkg will
          reject those packages at install time anyway.
        * Unify and clarify dpkg-deb and dpkg conffile name length error message.
          Closes: #108196
        * Add new start-stop-daemon --pid option. Closes: #253265
        * Mention Multi-Arch: no value in man pages. Closes: #732648
        * Correctly hyphenate binary-only and source-only in dpkg-buildpackage
          output messages.
        * Use makedev(3) when extracting .deb archives rather than ad-hoc
          computations, to be able to support large major/minor device numbers,
          supported on at least Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD based systems.
          Thanks to Peter Chang <dpf@google.com>.
        * Turn the ARM Embedded ABI symbols blacklist into a regex, to stop having
          to keep up with the GNU toolchain, or other toolchains emitting different
        * Blacklist GOMP critical section symbols. Closes: #708033
        * Add support for Ignore-Blacklist-Groups field in symbols files, with the
          two available group values aeabi and gomp. Closes: #694524
        * Allow updating checksums in Dpkg::Checksums without erroring out.
        * Add shell hooks support to dpkg-buildpackage, based on the debuild
          implementation in devscripts 2.13.9. Closes: #476221
        * Add support for Testsuite source field.
        * Clarify error message about missing revision in non-native source package.
          Closes: #719348, #733746
        * Set default compression options in source format specific modules instead
          of dpkg-source. This makes sure the correct compression level is set, even
          for “3.0 (native)” packages with non-default compressors. Closes: #733326
        * Change default source package compressor for new formats (>= 2.0) to xz.
        * Ignore the same packages in «dpkg-query --list» when computing the
          column width as when printing the entries. Closes: #734114
        * Do not produce .deb archives with uncompressed gzip members on
          «dpkg-deb -Zgzip -z0», instead create them as non-compressed members,
          as if -Znone had been passed, as documented. Closes: #718295
        * Add support for .deb archives with a control member not compressed
          (control.tar) or compressed with xz (control.tar.xz).
        * Add support for creating uniformly compressed .deb archive members,
          with the new dpkg-deb option --uniform-compression.
        * Fix file descriptor leaks in diversions and statoverride databases.
          Closes: #734783
        * Allow missing prior-version argument in dpkg-maintscript-helper
          dir_to_symlink and symlink_to_dir commands. Closes: #733980
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg (1.17.5) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Switch non-tty output to be line buffered by default, and set it to fully
          buffered only for programs with precious and abundant output, not just
          progress reporting output (i.e. dpkg-query). This was causing out-of-order
          error and debug messages in relation to normal progress reporting, which
          could be very confusing. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.2.
        * Fix segfault in update-alternatives when adding or renaming slaves for
          an existing alternative. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.17.2.
          Closes: #731710
        * Fix dpkg-maintscript-helper symlink_to_dir and dir_to_symlink commands:
          - Always run postinst code regardless of prior-version, as the package
            might have been never configured before.
          - Be more strict when checking the expected state of paths.
          - Rename subcommand shell code to check-files-ownership.
          - Change dir_to_symlink switch code to use a staging empty directory,
            to avoid dpkg removing files from other packages, when removing the
            package old files during upgrade.
          - Bump minimal version in man page to 1.17.5.
          Closes: #731730
        * Mention gpg2 too as one of the default sign commands in dpkg-buildpackage.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.17.4) unstable; urgency=low
        * Keep the diversions and statoverride database files open during dpkg
          runs, to avoid eager inode number reuse by the filesystem if these files
          get replaced multiple times in maintainer scripts, as we rely on the
          inode numbers being different when checking if the databases need to
          be reloaded. Regression introduced in 1.17.2. Closes: #731524
        * Add debug output to diversions and statoverride database loading code.
        * Reset the statoverrides information from the in-core database when
          reloading it from disk, otherwise removals in maintainer scripts will
          not be seen during the current dpkg run.
        * Get rid of dpkg-split global partqueue queue variable.
        * Use warningv() in dpkg instead of ad-hoc printing message when
          overriding with --force option.
        * Switch URLs in docs and code comments from http:// to https:// if the
          latter is available.
      dpkg (1.17.3) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Check availability of warning flags at build time. Fixes a build failure
          on systems with old g++ compilers not accepting -Wc++11-compat.
        * Move DPKG_C_C99 call just after AC_PROG_CC, so that subsequent checks
          can take advantage of the possibly set flags to enable C99 features.
        * Improve configure C99 compiler check output.
        * Use C++11 nullptr instead of 0 or NULL, which is way more descriptive
          and has a better type. Check for C++11 compiler support, and fallback
          nullptr to 0 if unavailable.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân). Closes: #731409
      dpkg (1.17.2) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Make Dpkg::Arch debwildcard_to_debtriplet() more robust by matching
          on exact 'any' strings, instead of substrings.
        * Add manpages-it Replaces to dselect and dpkg-dev. Closes: #717983
          Reported by Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org>.
        * Document default dpkg-deb compressor change to xz in man page.
          Thanks to Salvatore Bonaccorso <carnil@debian.org>. Closes: #718437
        * Version manpages-it in Replaces with (<< 2.80-4), now that the package
          does not ship the overlapping paths any more.
        * Automatically prepend needed spaces for continuation --force-help lines.
        * Be more precise on deb format errors with data member in dpkg-deb.
        * Do not allow deb packages with control and data members swapped.
        * Clarify «dpkg-deb --extract» bad usage error message on missing arguments
          by printing all required arguments at once. Closes: #718899
        * Clarify the insertion order of _ members in deb(5) man page.
        * Fix use after free in alternative_parse_fileset() on update-alternatives.
          Reported by Pedro Ribeiro <pedrib@gmail.com>.
        * Fix use after free in dpkg_arch_load_list() on libdpkg.
          Reported by Pedro Ribeiro <pedrib@gmail.com>.
        * Fix theoretical stack buffer overflow in w_dependency() on libdpkg, not
          currently applicable. Reported by Pedro Ribeiro <pedrib@gmail.com>.
        * Add ppc64el support to cputable. Closes: #718945
          Thanks to Jeff Bailey <jeffbailey@google.com>.
        * Use dpkg-gencontrol -c argument as a fallback lock file in case
          debian/control does not exist. Closes: #667008
        * Pass the package reference count (i.e. number of present instances) to
          maintainer scripts via the new variable DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_PACKAGE_REFCOUNT.
          Closes: #681370
        * Fix field names on error messages in libdpkg, by either capitalizing them
          or by renaming them to match reality.
        * Do not capitalize error and warning messages.
        * When ignoring invalid remove requests in dpkg consider that progress,
          reset the loop detector and avoid the assert. Closes: #143307
        * Activate all path components for file triggers on removal.
          Regression introduced in 1.17.0. Closes: #725437
        * Activate file triggers on disappearance more accurately, only when we know
          we are inevitably removing things.
        * Fix «dpkg-query --list» output when using multibyte character strings,
          to avoid unaligned columns and mojibake. Closes: #257505, #718541
          Based on a patch by Changwoo Ryu <cwryu@debian.org>.
        * Use fully buffered output on non-tty stdout.
          Reported by Shawn Landden <shawnlandden@gmail.com>.
        * Recognize «start-stop-daemon -C» as documented. Closes: #719746
          Reported by Brian S. Julin <bri@abrij.org>.
        * When update-alternatives is told to change slave links, do not warn that
          the link group is broken, just print a notice that the alternative is
          being updated due to the changes.
        * Add a new «dpkg --verify» command to check the integrity of packages
          installed files. Add a --verify-format option to explicitly select the
          output format, currently only rpm compatible output is supported, but
          the default might change in the future. Closes: #187019
        * Improve dpkg “Preparing to replace” and “Unpacking” progress messages.
          Closes: #32427, #71106
        * Print the package version on main dpkg progress messages.
        * Do not store timestamps in gzip headers when using the command, to try to
          mimic the zlib behavior. This does not affect Debian as it's been using
          zlib for a very long time. Closes: #719844
        * Reset environment variables affecting compressor commands when not using
          the shared library implementations. Namely XZ_DEFAULTS, XZ_OPT, BZIP and
        * Use a simple list to track packages owning a file, instead of using a
          list of arrays of pointers which waste 10 pointers per non-shared file,
          instead of 1. This significantly reduces dpkg memory usage.
        * Honor new DEB_SIGN_KEYID environment variable in dpkg-buildpackage.
          Suggested by Harald Dunkel <harri@afaics.de>. Closes: #615813, #719418
        * Always check subprocess exit codes in Dpkg::Source::Package modules.
          Reported by Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk>.
        * Add support for pie and stack-protector options to dpkg-buildflags FFLAGS,
          and update the man page to mention FFLAGS are a subset of CFLAGS.
          Closes: #726932
        * Improve and unify -O option handling in dpkg-genchanges, dpkg-gensymbols
          and dpkg-shlibdeps, by always taking an optional filename argument and
          describing in the man page the default output files.
        * Use “hyphen” instead of “dash” when we mean the ‘-’ character in the
          documentation and code comments.
        * Do not NULL-terminate the list in the compat scandir(), as this might
          cause a segfault in case the function returns 0 entries.
        * Always return from ensure_statoverrides() if file is NULL, otherwise
          we might get us to read garbage from memory or segfault.
        * Add new symlink_to_dir command to dpkg-maintscript-helper. Closes: #720712
          Based on a patch by Bastien ROUCARIÈS <roucaries.bastien@gmail.com>.
        * Add new dir_to_symlink command to dpkg-maintscript-helper. Closes: #583585
        * Distinguish dpkg error reports between errors while processing packages
          and archives.
        * Fix crashes in the first call to gettext() after fork() on Mac OS X, by
          forcing the initialization at program start of the CoreFoundation cached
          values in libintl.
        * Set a default gettext domain for libdpkg code, so that other programs
          using a different domain can still get correct translations, like dselect.
        * Cleanup libdpkg-perl API:
          - Dpkg::Compression: Deprecate $default_compression_level,
            $default_compression and $compression_re_file_ext package variables.
          - Dpkg::Exit: Deprecate @handlers package variable.
          - Dpkg::Source::Package: Deprecate $diff_ignore_default_regexp and
            @tar_ignore_default_pattern package variables.
          - Dpkg::Changelog::Entry::Debian: Deprecate $regex_header and
            $regex_trailer package variables.
        * Add GnuPG 2.x support. Add gnupg2 and gpgv2 as alternative Recommends to
          gnupg and gpgv (to not pull them by default), but prefer gpgv2 over gpgv,
          and gpg2 over gpg at run-time if they are available.
        * Switch dpkg conflictor tracking from a fixed-size array to a queue,
          fixing several related issues, due to conflictors not being removed from
          the array after processing them. dpkg could fill it due to additions in
          previous package processing producing very confusing error messages; and
          a theoretical problem where a package could get appended to be removed,
          then reinstalled as a new version, to get removed again when revisiting
          the array in a subsequent package processing. Closes: #726112
        * Do not accept empty field names in dpkg.
        * Do not accept an initial hyphen in field names.
        * Add experimental build profiles support:
          - Add support for <!profile.name> build-time restrictions in dependencies.
          - Add support for DEB_BUILD_PROFILES environment variable.
          - Add new option -P to dpkg-buildpackage and dpkg-checkbuilddeps.
          - Add new Built-For-Profiles output field in .deb and .changes files.
          Based on a patch by Patrick "P. J." McDermott <pjm@nac.net>,
          Wookey <wookey@debian.org> and Johannes Schauer <j.schauer@email.de>.
          Closes: #661538
        * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5.
        * Document interactions of dpkg-source --extend-diff-ignore and -i in the
          man page. Closes: #729874
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier): fix incorrectly translated sentence,
          thanks to Fabien Givors.
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.17.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * Man pages cleanup:
          - Make explicit that dpkg-shlibdeps -e can be used multiple times.
          - Improve documentation on how to update the available database before
            setting package selections. Suggested by Klaus Ita <koki.eml@gmail.com>.
        * Add manpages-it Replaces to dpkg due to new translated man pages.
          Reported by Alessio Gaeta <alga777@gmail.com>. Closes: #717983
        * Reword libdpkg-perl description and only list public modules.
        * Remove space before value in dpkg-parsechangelog -S option on pkg-info.mk.
          Closes: #718014
        * Make the build system install start-stop-daemon directly under /sbin,
          instead of moving it around in debian/rules.
      dpkg (1.17.0) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Switch update-alternatives back to a fatal error on out of range priority
          on --install.
        * Document dpkg-deb --debug in --help output.
        * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 (no changes needed).
        * Use the new canonical dpkg git Vcs URLs.
        * Remove ancient version from zlibg1-dev Build-Depends.
        * Add compression development packages to libdpkg-dev Depends.
        * Man pages cleanup:
          - Disable justification and hyphenation in SEE ALSO sections.
          - Remove unneeded double quotes in .SH headings.
          - Do not use “header” when “format” or “field” is meant.
          - Move dangers of installing via dpkg-deb from BUGS to a NOTES section.
          - Remove BUGS sections containing obvious or misplaced information.
          - Move BUGS sections before EXAMPLES and SEE ALSO sections.
          - Place ENVIRONMENT and FILES sections contiguously.
          - Move EXIT STATUS section before ENVIRONMENT.
          - Rename CAVEATS sections to NOTES.
          - Fold BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY section into other sections.
          - Document since when DEB_*_MULTIARCH variables are supported.
          - Move compiler flags subsection from ENVIRONMENT to NOTES.
          - Unify WARNING and ERROR sections into DIAGNOSTICS.
          - Unify command-line options into a single OPTIONS section.
          - Mark programs, variables, fields and command-line options in bold.
          - Fold dpkg-architecture(1) DEBIAN/RULES section into EXAMPLES.
          - Fix dpkg-architecture(1) debian/rules usage documentation.
          - Move dpkg-buildflags(1) HARDENING into a new FEATURE AREAS subsection.
          - Improve dpkg-buildflags(1) usage documentation.
            Thanks to Matthijs Kooijman <matthijs@stdin.nl>. Closes: #657627
          - Clarify that DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_PACKAGE is not arch-qualified.
          - Add triggers to the list of binary control information files.
            Thanks to Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org>.
        * Use colon instead of dot for user:group in dpkg debug output.
        * Remove support for obsolete DM-Upload-Allowed from Dpkg::Vendor::Debian.
        * Fix update-alternatives to use the current alternative link as the first
          best value, to avoid flip-flops of alternatives with equal priority.
          Closes: #699807
        * Fix clang warnings due to change of alignment requirements.
        * Change copyright file to point to GPL-2 instead of GPL.
        * Do not pass -e in shell script shebangs, set it in the body.
        * Add new dpkg-parsechangelog --show-field option to print a field value.
          Closes: #284664
        * Add new dpkg-buildpackage --force-sign option.
        * By default do not sign builds for UNRELEASED uploads on dpkg-buildpackage.
          Closes: #635117
        * Also check Build-Depends-Arch for minimal versions in dpkg-shlibdeps.
          Closes: #681470
        * Document dpkg-buildflags export mode usage in man page. Closes: #691449
          Thanks to Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>.
        * Rename dpkg-buildflags configure exporter to cmdline, but preserve
          configure as a legacy alias.
        * Mask fortify hardening option from dpkg-buildflags output on noopt.
          New glibc 2.16 and later, issue a warning on this condition.
          Closes: #691745
        * Refer to path instead of file on dpkg-statoverride.
        * Always print a descriptive architecture column, even for empty or missing
          architectures on «dpkg-query --list».
        * Rework SELinux code on unpack to reload the label database if it has
          changed, for example while upgrading the SELinux policy package.
        * Execute maintainer scripts in a new execution context, based on the
          current one and the specific maintainer script filename, and if it's
          not different to the current one, use "dpkg_script_t" as a fallback.
        * Do not unnecessarily create a dpkg update log record on remove or purge.
        * Always reset want status when removing or purging a package; so this
          now resets holds among others. Closes: #163763
        * Always reset want status when installing a package; so this now resets
          holds among others. Closes: #162541
        * Defer cleanup of .dpkg-new and .dpkg-tmp paths on removal to the point
          when we are definitely removing the main path.
        * Activate file triggers on removal more accurately, only when we know
          we are inevitably removing things.
        * Change dir to / before executing maintainer scripts. Closes: #686782
        * Add new dpkg-deb --deb-format option and base --new and --old on it,
          as the latter are not future-proof, and neither can be guaranteed to
          produce a reliable output file format.
        * Drop archtable. It serves no purpose, it's Debian specific, it's
          usually outdated, and everyone should be using dpkg-architecture anyway.
        * Add musl-linux support to ostable and triplettable.
          Requested-by Kevin Bortis <wermut@gmail.com>.
        * Remove update-alternatives, dpkg-divert and dpkg-statoverride
          compatibility symlinks under /usr/sbin/.
        * Remove install-info wrapper.
        * Only ignore older packages if the existing version is informative. This
          allows any program using libdpkg to parse the available file to see again
          packages with versions lesser than 0-0 (like 0~0-0). Closes: #676664
        * Fix Dpkg::Control::Hash set_options() to take a hash as argument instead
          of two scalars.
        * Add a new Dpkg::Vendor get_vendor_dir() function.
        * Print correct path to vendor directory on error message in dpkg-vendor.
        * Do not hardcode the dpkg system configuration directory in perl scripts,
          respect build time setting.
        * Deprecate Dpkg perl module lowercase and exported by default variables,
          replaced by new unified uppercase non-exported by default ones.
        * Do not set -fstack-protector in the default build flags on arm64 (it's
          not yet supported). Thanks to Matthias Klose <doko@ubuntu.com>.
          Closes: #711936
        * Add GCJFLAGS support to dpkg-buildflags. Closes: #708375
        * Clarify that dpkg --set-selections needs an up-to-date available db,
          by documenting it on the dpkg(1) man page, and warning whenever dpkg
          finds unknown packages while setting the selections. Closes: #703092
        * Print nicer error messages in perl scripts using Getopt::Long by trapping
          $SIG{__WARN__} to call usageerr() on option parse errors.
        * Move the exit call out from usage() in dpkg-scansources so that usageerr()
          gives a correct exit code. Thanks to Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>.
        * Print correct error message on unknown dpkg-name options before --.
        * Require at least one filename on dpkg-name after --.
        * Switch program usage errors to not print entire --help output.
          Closes: #681371
        * Document that «dpkg-parsechangelog -l-» can be used to read from stdin.
        * Support parsing compressed changelog files transparently. Closes: #684196
        * Sort files inside new diffs generated by dpkg-source lexicographically.
          Closes: #689193
        * Add support for a build_arch option in Dpkg::Deps deps_parse().
          Thanks to Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com>. Closes: #697297
        * Move epoch-less or revision-less output logic to Dpkg::Version.
          Based on a patch by Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>.
        * Catch mismatches between version strings and format versions in
          dpkg-source. Ensure that a 3.0 (quilt) package has a non-native version
          and that a 3.0 (native) package has a native version. Closes: #700177
          Thanks to Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>.
        * Add support for mipsn32(el) and mips64(el) to arch tables.
          Thanks to YunQiang Su <wzssyqa@gmail.com>. Closes: #685096, #707323
        * Document --file and --label parser options in dpkg-parsechangelog(1).
        * Add a new configure --with-dpkg-deb-compressor option to allow selecting
          the default dpkg-deb compressor, mainly for downstreams.
        * Switch dpkg-deb default compressor from gzip to xz. Build dpkg.deb using
          gzip to make debootstrap life easier on non-Debian based systems.
        * Add support for gzip compression strategies to dpkg-deb. The new
          strategies are: filtered, huffman, rle and fixed.
        * Change dpkg and dpkg-deb help output to recommend apt instead of dselect
          as a user-friendly frontend.
        * Remove temporary file on error during «dpkg-divert --rename».
        * Fix value caching in Dpkg::Arch by not shadowing the variables.
        * Fix chmod() arguments order in Dpkg::Source::Quilt. Closes: #710265
          Thanks to Pablo Oliveira <pablo@sifflez.org>.
        * Add new dpkg-shlibdeps -l option to add private shared library directories.
          This should be used instead of abusing LD_LIBRARY_PATH to pass the paths,
          which might be problematic when cross-compiling. Closes: #698881
        * Only apply empty line and comma cleanups when doing substvar replacements
          on fields where those are relevant. Closes: #659814
        * Do not scan control files twice for PGP signature presence.
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Fix dpkg-maintscript-helper rm_conffile and mv_conffile to do nothing
          when the conffile is no longer owned by the current (or named) package.
          Thanks to Steve Langasek for the patch. Closes: #716948
        * Improve dpkg-maintscript-helper behaviour in “Multi-Arch: same” packages
          by arch-qualifying package names read from the environment. Also add
          a warning about this potential problem in the manual page.
        * Fix usage of non-existent _() function in multiple places of the Perl
          code. Thanks to Lincoln Myers <lincoln@netapp.com> for the patch.
          Closes: #708607
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Fix typo in Spanish translation of update-alternatives.
          Thanks to Javier Fernandez-Sanguino <jfs@debian.org>. Closes: #713020
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân). Closes: #715334
        [ Added man pages translations ]
        * Italian (Beatrice Torracca). Closes: #711647
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Fix wrong translation of "fortify" in French dpkg-buildflags(1) man page.
          Thanks to Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>. Closes: #712976
        * Fix typo in dpkg-source(1) man page French translation.
          Thanks to Cédric Boutillier <boutil@debian.org>. Closes: #708292
        * Japanese (TAKAHASHI Motonobu). Closes: #704240
      dpkg (1.16.10) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix typos in 1.16.9 changelog entry. Closes: #691954
          Thanks to Nicolás Alvarez <nicolas.alvarez@gmail.com>.
        * Add missing @LIBLZMA_LIBS@ to Libs.Private in libdpkg.pc.in.
        * Do not use an undefined va_list variable in dpkg_put_errno().
        * Abort installation if we cannot set the security context for a file.
        * Fix OpenPGP armored signature parsing, to be resilient against doctored
          input, including source package control files. Closes: #695919
        * Make sure the OpenGPG armor contains a signature block, even on EOF.
        * Do not accept Armor Header Lines inside a paragraph.
        * Do not abort dselect when multiarch is detected, as that only makes
          users downgrade and hold on an older version w/ worse multiarch support.
        * Fix warning in Dpkg::Source::Archive with «perl -w» due to redefinition
          of getcwd() by removing unused POSIX modules usage. Closes: #700978
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Esperanto (Felipe Castro).
        * Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino).
        * Vietnamese (Trần Ngọc Quân). Closes: #692100
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Fix mistranslation in French translation of scripts.
          Thanks to Filipus Klutiero. Closes: #698530
        * Fix typos in French translation of scripts.
          Thanks to Sylvestre Ledru. Closes: #702627
        * Fix Russian translation (wrong order of parameters in a string).
          Thanks to Andrey Rahmatullin for noticing and Yuri Kozlov for fixing
          the translation. Closes: #698869
      dpkg (1.16.9) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Fix dpkg-source regression in "3.0 (quilt)" source packages while
          unapplying patches that remove all files in a directory. Closes: #683547
        * Fix segfault in field format parsing on empty strings, affecting
          «dpkg-query -W -f ''» and «dpkg-deb -W --showformat=''». LP: #1035512
        * Fix dpkg's French usage string which was missing the final “s“ in
          --print-foreign-architectures. Closes: #685863
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Use “statoverrides” instead of “statusoverrides” in dpkg-statoverride.
          Closes: #686995
        * Comment out dpkg(1) documentation about disabled --command-fd option.
          Closes: #685677
        * Cleanup dpkg-divert unit-test environment to avoid build failures.
          Closes: #687656
        * Fix update-alternatives test suite to behave correctly on non-Debian
          binary paths. Known to be affecting at least Gentoo and Mac OS X.
        * Do not leak subcall command arguments in update-alternatives.
        * Fix segfault on update-alternatives when passing --slave without any
          action at all. LP: #1037431
        * Fix memory leak in dpkg filesavespackage().
        * Do not print garbage (or worse) on dpkg shared conffile debug output.
        * Use a hash instead of a ref to a hash for keys() in Dpkg::BuildFlags
          get_feature_areas(). This causes compilation failures with older perl
          versions, which can be an issue with partial upgrades.
        * Fix filter subpattern debug output format string to print an actual
          value instead of just blanks.
        * Ignore trailing filter subpattern slashes on reinclusion comparison.
          This makes sure to reinclude directories previously excluded so that
          contained files marked for inclusion do not fail to unpack due to a
          missing directory. Closes: #688416
        * Do not consider obsolete conffiles as actively owned by the package.
          This ensures conffile entries are not mishandled nor mixed up when
          configuring packages owning the non-obsolete conffiles. Closes: #689836
          Based on a patch by Andreas Beckmann <debian@abeckmann.de>.
        * Properly mark in the database obsolete conffiles on package replaces.
        * Sync the Conffiles field values for all package instances. Because
          only the first package instance being configured will have a *.dpkg-new
          conffile available to be processed, the subsequent ones need to use the
          hash from the previously processed entries.
        * Fix logic for previously configured conffiles, so that the shared
          conffile checks actually work on reinstallation. Closes: #684776
        * Avoid info database corruption and bogus accesses on unknown format
          values, by always reading the format file and validating it.
        * Clarify that the most probable reason for multiarch database
          inconsistencies is due to upgrades from unofficial dpkg versions.
        * Only satisfy a dependency on a “Multi-Arch: foreign” if arch-unqualified.
        * Take architecture into account in virtual packages on remove and
          configure dpkg actions. Closes: #683411
        * Update update-alternatives --query format and examples in man page to
          match the implementation.
        * Add two missing 3rd person ‘s’ in dpkg-gensymbols(1). Closes: #689863
          Thanks to Paul Menzel <pm.debian@googlemail.com>.
        * Fix regression on old-style binNMUs for packages that specify an
          explicit binary version to dpkg-gencontrol, by always fixing up the
          source version. Closes: #690823
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * Danish (Joe Dalton). Closes: #690808
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Italian (Milo Casagrande).
        * Japanese (Kenshi Muto).
        * Polish (Michał Kułach). Closes: #690449
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #682582, #690431
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #688050, #690415
        * Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #690426
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        * Thai (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan). Closes: #690678
        * Traditional Chinese (imacat). Closes: #687002
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Polish (Michał Kułach). Closes: #683104
        * Spanish (Omar Campagne). Closes: #685297
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Basque (Iñaki Larrañaga Murgoitio). Closes: #686421
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * Danish (Joe Dalton). Closes: #689820
        * Polish (Michał Kułach).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Thomas Vincent, Sylvestre Ledru, Christian Perrier).
          Closes: #682978, #683221
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Japanese (Hideki Yamane). Closes: #685103
        * Polish (Michał Kułach).
        * Spanish (Omar Campagne, Guillem Jover). Closes: #683514
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg (1.16.8) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Esperanto (Felipe Castro).
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * Polish (Michał Kułach). Closes: #680561
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #677850, #680411
        * Slovak (Ivan Masár).
        * Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino)
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Danish (Joe Dalton). Closes: #680108
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov).
        * Traditional Chinese (Asho Yeh - 阿信).
      dpkg (1.16.7) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix bogus dpkg-query --control-show badusage() strings.
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Fix dpkg-gencontrol to correctly compute the source version
          in the case of "old-style" bin-nmus. Closes: #679959
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Italian (Milo Casagrande).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        * French (Christian Perrier).
      dpkg (1.16.6) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Do not translate SE Linux context to human readable form while unpacking,
          as that might cause the operation to fail if the mcstransd daemon
          stopped running during the transaction. Closes: #679641
          Thanks to Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au>.
        * Add --control-list and --control-show to dpkg-query --help output.
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Fix import of error functions in dpkg-buildflags. Regression introduced
          in 1.16.5.
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.16.5) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * dpkg-source will now clean up after a failed application of a quilt
          patch. Closes: #652970
          And it will display a message explaining the most likely cause of
          failure (patch applying with fuzz).
        * When dpkg-source regenerates the automatic patch (with formats "2.0"
          or "3.0 (quilt)") it will keep the current patch header to avoid
          losing changes made by the maintainer.
        * Modify dpkg-source --commit to auto-whitelist modified binary files.
          That way the same command can be used whatever kind of upstream files
          has been modified.
        * dpkg-source now supports a new option --no-unapply-patches to force
          patches to be kept applied after build (used by formats "2.0" and "3.0
          (quilt)"). Closes: #643043
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add a dpkg-buildflags --status action to describe the flag settings.
          Thanks to Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>. Closes: #664058
        * Add support for “binary-only” key-value option in changelogs, to allow
          marking changelog entries as part of a binary only upload, having a
          different version from the source package. Closes: #440094, #672723
        * Minimize source architecture list on «dpkg-source -b» by removing
          architectures already covered by architecture wildcards. Closes: #675333
        * Do not assume $ENV{'HOME'} is defined in Dpkg::Source::Package.
          Thanks to Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>. Closes: #677631
        * Document in more detail in deb(5) the supported ar archive format.
        * Document in deb-src-control(5) the “Private-” field prefix.
        * Add new start-stop-daemon --no-close option to disable closing file
          descriptors on --background. Closes: #627333, #646425
        * Switch source compression to xz.
        * Detect ar header fields truncation due to too long member names or too
          large member sizes. Closes: #678933
        * Add new dpkg-query --control-list and --control-show commands, which
          replace the now deprecated --control-path.
        * Print master and slave alternative link names in update-alternatives
          --query and always print alternative link in --config. Closes: #679010
        * Cleanup and clarify buffer I/O error reporting. Closes: #621763
        * Avoid full stop and double newline at the end of errors and warnings.
          Thanks to Jonathan Nieder <jnieder@gmail.com>. Closes: #624000
        * Change all programs to accept -? instead of -h for help output.
        * Add support for specific arch-qualified dependencies. Closes: #676232
          Thanks to Thibaut Girka <thib@sitedethib.com>.
        * Accept “:native” arch-qualified Build-Dependencies. Closes: #558095
          Thanks to Thibaut Girka <thib@sitedethib.com>.
        * Do not use undefined values returned form deps_parse() in dpkg-shlibdeps.
          Closes: #640676
        * Add an Architecture column to «dpkg-query -l» before the Description
          column. Suggested by Jonathan Nieder <jnieder@gmail.com>. Closes: #673190
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * On «update-alternatives --install» only warn for now on out of range
          priorities and clamp the values, as there seems to be packages using
          priorities > INT_MAX, which although bogus as they were previously
          overflowing the int used to store them, that would cause installation
          failures when upgrading from squeeze. This will be reverted to an
          error after wheezy. Closes: #676874
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Check correctly for out of range negative field width values in dpkg-query
          --show format strings. Regression introduced in 1.16.4. Closes: #676796
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix explicit file trigger activation. Regression introduced in 1.16.4.
          Closes: #676684
      dpkg (1.16.4) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Deprecate compressing .deb files with lzma, by making dpkg-deb issue a
          warning, as the format has several deficiencies that have been addressed
          by upstream in xz. Although unpacking will be kept being supported to
          handle existing lzma compressed .deb files.
        * Add alternative changelog formats documentation from the policy manual
          to dpkg-parsechangelog(1). Closes: #584141
        * Add MiNT support to ostable and triplettable.
          Requested by Thorsten Glaser <tg@mirbsd.de>.
        * Add new frontend.txt file to dpkg-dev documenting some public interfaces
          for dpkg frontends. Closes: #670897
        * Clarify in dpkg(1) when --force-conf* options cause action.
          Suggested by Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>. Closes: #391818
        * Add “gcc | c-compiler” to libdpkg-perl Suggests, due to Dpkg::Arch usage.
          Closes: #671198
        * Do not mask PIE from dpkg-buildflags on m68k, it appears to work now.
          Requested by Thorsten Glaser <tg@mirbsd.de>.
        * Remove deprecated support for PGP style signing command interface from
        * Remove obsolete --udeb dpkg-scanpackages option.
        * Add arm64 support to cputable. Closes: #672408
          Thanks Wookey <wookey@wookware.org>.
        * Check parsed integers for invalid or no digit errors in start-stop-daemon
          and update-alternatives.
        * Check all parsed integers for out of range errors; i.e. that no negative
          values are allowed if not appropriate, and that no overflows occur.
          Closes: #580038
        * Switch start-stop-daemon(8) man page examples from /var/run to /run.
        * Do not obscure Dpkg::Source::Package ‘require’ errors with custom
          error message. Thanks to Thomas Adam <thomas.adam@smoothwall.net> and
          Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>.
        * Add new Dpkg::Substvars::set_as_used() member function.
        * Rename Dpkg::Substvars no_warn() member function to mark_as_used(), keep
          the old name aliased to the new one producing a deprecation warning.
        * Add support for Build-Depends-Arch and Build-Conflicts-Arch fields, and
          a new -A option to dpkg-checkbuilddeps. Closes: #629480
          Thanks to Roger Leigh <rleigh@debian.org>.
        * Add support for “none” as a valid dpkg-deb compression strategy value.
          Closes: #674711
        * Clarify in dpkg(1) that the «dpkg -l» example only lists installed
          packages, and that to list available packages «dpkg-query --load-avail»
          has to be used instead. Closes: #673305
        * Clarify also in the dpkg(1) man page (already present in the dpkg.cfg(5)
          man page) the valid filenames for /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/ fragment files.
          Closes: #674674
        * Fix start-stop-daemon to not follow symlinks when creating pidfiles.
          Thanks to Carsten Hey <carsten@debian.org>. Closes: #675918
        * Refactor the file locking logic into a new Dpkg::File module, and move
          the libfile-fcntllock-perl dependency from dpkg-dev to libdpkg-perl.
        * Demote the libfile-fcntllock-perl Depends to a Recommends by falling back
          to use flock based locking, because it being an XS module makes building
          a new perl package bumping the perl ABI impossible, as both packages
          become uninstallable. Thanks to Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>.
          Closes: #675947
        * Put an & before field_capitalize() calls in Dpkg::Control::Fields to
          fix a usage before declaration warning with perl 5.16. Closes: #676262
        * Do not warn in dpkg-divert on missing files list file for packages never
          installed before. Closes: #673518
        * Add support for liblzma to handle .xz and .lzma compressed files, and
          switch to it instead of using xz-utils. This removes the xz-utils
          Pre-Depends from dpkg. Thanks to Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>.
        * Always activate all path components for file triggers, this fixes file
          trigger handling for conffiles and dpkg-trigger invocations.
          Closes: #675613, #676061, #676062, #676107, #676118, #676122
        * Do not reset Multi-Arch field in the update log when removing the package.
          Closes: #676496
        * Fix dpkg-split to honour the DPKG_ADMINDIR environment variable.
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * French (Christian Perrier). Fixes a mistranslation and some
          inconsistencies reported by Vincent Danjean( thanks). Closes: #673158
      dpkg (1.16.3) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Do not look for newline beyond the read buffer on dpkg-deb extract.
        * Check update-alternative name and link arguments for all commands.
          Closes: #665050
        * Check all dpkg-divert filename arguments to be absolute and to not
          contain newlines. Closes: #21722
        * Print errors while reading the file list files on a new line instead
          of just after the progress percentage. Closes: #552517
        * Document in dpkg-source(1) that patches for source format “3.0 (quilt)”
          are expected to apply without any fuzz. Closes: #666752
          Based on a patch by Luca Capello <luca@pca.it>.
        * Remove redundant -Wformat-security from default dpkg-buildflags, which
          is already implied by -Werror=format-security. Closes: #664964
          Suggested by Peter Eisentraut <petere@debian.org>.
        * Document in dpkg-query(1) that commands producing multiple paragraphs
          will preserve the order of the packages specified on the argument list.
        * Change start-stop-daemon --exec on GNU/Hurd, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD
          and Solaris to check for executables matching device and inode numbers
          instead of filenames.
        * Change start-stop-daemon --name on GNU/Hurd to check the process' argv[1]
          in addition to argv[0], to handle both binaries and interpreted scripts.
          Reported by Mats Erik Andersson <mats.andersson@gisladisker.se>.
        * Handle deb format versions as major.minor integers instead of strings or
          floats, the latter being susceptible to parsing errors depending on the
          current locale (although this was only affecting the old deb format).
        * Ignore the minor format version number for deb-split format, unifying
          the behaviour with the deb format.
        * Add support for an abitable containing arch attribute overrides.
        * Add x32 support to abitable, ostable and triplettable. Closes: #667037
        * Fix start-stop-daemon to work with relative --exec arguments and --chdir.
          Closes: #669047
        * Ignore request to rename a file owned by the diverting package on
          «dpkg-divert --add --rename». Closes: #588077
        * Clarify dpkg-gensymbols(1) by way of examples that architecture wildcards
          are supported in symbols files. Closes: #670048
        * Fix memory leak due to Dpkg::Control objects not being garbage-collected.
          Thanks to Ben Harris <bjh21@cam.ac.uk>. Closes: #669012
        * Compute the md5sum hash on unpack for empty files too, so that these
          can be checked correctly for matching content when installing multiple
          package instances.
        * Generate md5sums files automatically at unpack time if missing from the
          binary package. Closes: #155676, #155799
        * Add missing list and md5sums database file checks to «dpkg --audit».
        [ Helge Kreutzmann ]
        * Fix a typo in man/dpkg-buildflags.1.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg (1.16.2) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Move <config.h> and <compat.h> to the top of trigdeferred.l to properly
          use the configured features and compat code.
        * Honour --disable-nls when the system lacks obstack support, by updating
          the obstack compat module from gnulib.
        * Link the libdpkg unit tests with libcompat and libintl, so that systems
          needing them will compile correctly.
        * Check for the presence of the strnlen declaration and correctly provide
          the compat one in case the systems lacks it.
        * Do not assume existence of paths on the build system in the test suite.
        * Do not fail to link dselect on MacOS X when using --disable-nls.
        * Remove versioned coreutils Pre-Depends from dpkg due to the ancient
          md5sum transition. Reported by Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org>.
          Closes: #643746
        * Change dpkg-architecture to only compute the requested variables. This:
          - Fixes the bootstrapping problem, as the dpkg build system only needs
            the host architecture, for which dpkg itself is not required.
          - Reduces the amount of work performed, including loading and parsing
            unnecessary table files or calling either of gcc or dpkg programs.
        * Improve error message in dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-gensymbols when
          debian/control does not have any package stanza. Closes: #642473
          Based on a patch by Kyle Willmon <kylewillmon@gmail.com>.
        * Add Pre-Depends on tar >= 1.23 (satisfied in stable) to dpkg due to it
          using the ‘--warning=no-timestamp’ option. Closes: #642802
        * Do not segfault on GNU/Linux when dpkg cannot retrieve the block size
          for the filesystem containing the info database. LP: #872734
        * Fix two memory leaks per tar entry in the tar extractor used on unpack.
        * Mark dpkg and dselect as Multi-Arch foreign.
          Reported by Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>.
        * Mark dpkg-dev and libdpkg-perl as Multi-Arch foreign. Closes: #648217
          Thanks to Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com>.
        * Add new deb-origin.5 man page. Closes: #608884
          Thanks to Matt Kraai <kraai@ftbfs.org>.
        * Return correct status on start-stop-daemon --status when using --pidfile.
        * Treat dpkg-deb compression level independently for each backend. This
          has the effect of changing the current behaviour for level 0 on all
          compressors except gzip.
        * Add new dpkg-deb -S option to specify the compression strategy. The only
          currently supported value is “extreme” for xz. Closes: #647915
        * Stop using brace expansion to install man pages by using dh_installman
          instead of dh_install, the former does not abort on empty glob expansion.
        * Do not use absolute paths for programs in perl and shell code.
        * Add missing ‘*’ in asprintf() and vasprintf() compat declarations.
        * Add support for virtual output binary:Summary and db:Status-Abbrev fields.
          Closes: #192619, #427945
        * Add support for virtual output source:Package and source:Version fields.
          Closes: #653575
        * Use a different temporary file per process on libcompat's vsnprintf()
          function to avoid race conditions from children after fork(3).
          Reported by Daniel Ruoso <daniel@ruoso.com>. Closes: #655411
        * Fix start-stop-daemon --exec and --name options on FreeBSD, NetBSD and
          OpenBSD by swapping the process matching implementations.
        * Fix start-stop-daemon --name option on GNU/Hurd to match the process name.
        * Document in more detail the implications of start-stop-daemon matching
          options. Closes: #367608
        * Improve and clarify dpkg-shlibdeps superfluous linking warning messages.
          Based on a patch by Peter Eisentraut <petere@debian.org>. Closes: #656496
        * Relax --merge-avail Packages file parser, to not fail on bogus versions.
        * When building only arch-indep binaries with «dpkg-buildpackage -A», name
          the .changes file using ‘all’ as architecture. Closes: #661638
        * Handle unknown architectures gracefully in dpkg-buildflags.
          Closes: #663004
        * Add missing --status-logger to dpkg --help output.
        * Do not print bogus errno string for invalid package names in dpkg
          --ignore-depends option.
        * Change dpkg-query to not load the available file by default for --list
          and --show, add a new --load-avail option to expose the old behaviour.
        * Only allow setting selections via «dpkg --set-selections» for known
          packages (i.e. those present in either the status or available files).
        * Always ignore older versions when parsing the available file, not only
          for --update-avail and --merge-avail.
        * Mark not-installed non-arch-qualified selections for removal.
        * Add new «dpkg --assert-multi-arch» command to allow checking for
          multi-arch support availability.
        * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no changes needed).
        * Add architecture consistency checks to «dpkg --audit».
        * Add new dpkg --add-architecture and --remove-architecture commands to
          track supported architectures.
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Update Dpkg::Shlibs to look into multiarch paths when cross-building
          too. Closes: #595144
        * Rewrite architecture.mk with explicit loops instead of duplicating many
          similar lines. Based on a patch by Thorsten Glaser <tg@mirbsd.de>.
        * Modify dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-distaddfile to grab a write lock
          on debian/control before updating debian/files to avoid simultaneous
          updates. Closes: #642608
          Add libfile-fcntllock-perl to dpkg-dev's Depends since we use this module
          to handle the locking.
        * Update dpkg-gensymbols(1) to clarify that -e accepts shell patterns
          expansions and not regular expressions. And let dpkg-gensymbols output a
          warning when a pattern doesn't match any file. Closes: #649248
        * Add new option "-a <arch>" to dpkg-checkbuilddeps to check build
          dependencies for another architecture. This is really basic for now since
          it assumes all build dependencies must be satisfied on the listed
          architecture. Closes: #648180 Thanks to Colin Watson for the patch.
        * Error out if a dpkg database .list file is not a regular file. LP: #369898
        * Fix dpkg-mergechangelogs to not error out on invalid versions.
          Closes: #651993
        * Fix dpkg-source --commit on "3.0 (quilt)" when an explicit patch file
          is given with a relative filename. Closes: #652414
        * Further clarify in dpkg-source(1) the conditions under which it's possible
          to pass an explicit patch file to dpkg-source --commit.
        * Add new --query-features command to dpkg-buildflags. Thanks to Kees Cook
          for the patch. Closes: #651481
        * Fix description of Multi-Arch in deb-control(5). Closes: #654453
          Thanks to Jakub Wilk for spotting the mistake.
        * Drop misleading spaces in deb-symbols(5) in the format description.
        * Clean up dpkg-architecture(1) dropping useless information and
          adding a reference to /usr/share/dpkg/architecture.mk.
        * Update dpkg-buildpackage to use the "build-arch" (for -B) and
          "build-indep" (for -A) targets unless "make -qn" says that they do not
          exist. Closes: #229357
        * Improve deb-shlibs(5) to mention that the dependency field must
          use the same syntax as a Depends field. Closes: #658696
        * Update dpkg-maintscript-helper(1) to recommend usage of the version
          removing/renaming a conffile with a "~" suffix as "priorversion"
          parameter. Thanks to Sam Morris <sam@robots.org.uk> for the patch.
          Closes: #658854
        * Fix debug output of dpkg-maintscript-helper. LP: #936340
        [ Jonathan Nieder ]
        * Bump po4a version in Build-Depends to 0.41, since earlier versions do
          not handle --srcdir correctly. Closes: #644370
        [ Guillem Jover, Steve Langasek, Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Add new dpkg --print-foreign-architectures command.
        * Add support for virtual output binary:Package field.
        * Implement Multi-Arch support.
        [ Helge Kreutzmann ]
        * Fix a typo in man/dpkg-deb.1.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Italian (Milo Casagrande). Closes: #627832, #657849
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        * French (Christian Perrier)
        * Polish (Michał Kułach). Closes: #658126
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Spanish (Omar Campagne). Closes: #636238
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann), including typo fix in dpkg-genchanges
          Closes: #646496, sub optimal translation of package states LP: #368783
          and an fix by Chris Leick
        * Japanese (TAKAHASHI Motonobu).
        * Spanish (Omar Campagne). Closes: #643969
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        * Minor errors corrected in French (thanks to David Prévot)
        * Fix translation of -B and -A options of dpkg-buildpackage.
          Thanks to Vincent Danjean. Closes: #654626
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Dutch (Jeroen Schot). Closes: #651813
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=medium
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Fix another typo to correctly set DEB_*_ARCH_BITS in architecture.mk.
        * Set urgency to medium as changes are minor, and it should migrate
          quickly in case 1.16.2 comes soon.
        [ Jonathan Nieder ]
        * Update dpkg-buildflags(1) to note that the processor option
          -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 is set in CPPFLAGS now instead of CFLAGS and
          CXXFLAGS. Closes: #646073
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Fix dpkg-source to not ignore the automatic patch when checking
          for unrecorded changes. Closes: #643148
        * Let dpkg-source --commit create debian/patches when required.
          Closes: #643037
        * Fix dpkg-buildflags --dump to return 0 as exit code and not 1.
        * Update dpkg-buildflags(1) to not include quotes in the examples
          setting DEB_BUILD_MAINT_OPTIONS.
        * Stop outputting build flags in dpkg-buildpackage as it confuses
          maintainers who are overriding them in debian/rules and who
          are not seeing the expected value in the build log.
        * Fix trigger setup code to not reset the status of packages
          when they are in a status different from triggers-awaited,
          triggers-pending or installed. Closes: #644492
        * Fix dpkg-source to ignore changes on debian/patches/.dpkg-source-applied
          when building a "2.0" source package. Closes: #642656
        * Fix buildflags.mk to re-export the environment variables that
          the maintainer can use to change the build flags. Closes: #644412
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Change dpkg-buildflags to set preprocessor option -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2
          in CPPFLAGS, instead of CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS. Closes: #642521, #643632
        * Fix typo to correctly set DEB_*_ARCH_BITS instead of DEB_*_ARCH in
          architecture.mk. Thanks to Thorsten Glaser <tg@mirbsd.org>.
        * Make dpkg-buildflags disable full relro (bindnow) if relro is not enabled.
      dpkg (1.16.1) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Dpkg::Deps: Implement new "reset" method and bump module version to 1.01
          due to this.
        * Improved description of --search in dpkg-query(1). Closes: #621066
          Thanks to Lars Buitinck <larsmans@gmail.com> for the patch.
        * Let update-alternatives fsync() its administrative files before
          moving them in place to avoid empty files with some filesystems.
          LP: #344019
        * Tighten the regexp used by dpkg-source to ignore the .pc directory of
          quilt. Thanks to Mike Hommey for noticing the problem.
        * Change behaviour of dpkg-source's --extend-diff-ignore to also
          extend the current diff-ignore if it has already been set.
        * Fix dependency checking code to consider a dependency on a virtual
          package provided by a package in triggers-pending status as satisfied.
        * Do not fail when encountering a pre-dependency in triggers-awaited state,
          instead process the awaited triggers. Closes: #526774
        * "any" no longer hides "all" in the Architecture field of a .dsc.
        * Fix dpkg --remove to really remove the triggers from the various
          internal files in /var/lib/dpkg/info/triggers/. Closes: #525160
        * Avoid a perl warning in dpkg-gensymbols when no symbols file has been
          generated (because it would have been empty). Closes: #626684
        * Re-enable the Package-List field but drop the Architecture column since we
          have no clear use case yet. It can always be added later on.
          Also drop the source line since it duplicates other fields.
          Closes: #619131
        * Add the extraction part of Dpkg::Source::Package to the supported API.
          Useful to extract source packages without having to depend on dpkg-source
          (and hence dpkg-dev).
        * Add the Dpkg::Vendor module to the supported API. Useful for lintian
          when dpkg-dev is absent.
        * Check presence of required parameters in dpkg-vendor. Closes: #628726
          Thanks to Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net> for the patch.
        * Avoid a Perl warning in dpkg-buildflags when HOME is not set.
          Closes: #635467
        * dpkg-source can now also use debian/source/local-patch-header (that is not
          included in the generated source package) instead of
          debian/source/patch-header. Closes: #629582
        * Changed dpkg-source --after-build to automatically unapply patches that it
          has applied during --before-build.
        * Fix two possible causes for the assertion failure "pigp->trigpend_head".
          LP: #798793, #424358 Closes: #560251
        * Use "special" instead of "particular" to qualify the "3.0 (custom)" format
          in dpkg-source(1). Closes: #631435
        * Add some supplementary checks to ensure debian/control has the required
          fields. Closes: #631439
        * dpkg-gensymbols(1): document syntax of comments. Closes: #630996
        * Allow empty lines in symbols files to better delimit multiple libraries.
          Thanks to Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> for the patch.
        * dpkg: if "prerm upgrade" fails when downgrading, do not try to run
          "prerm failed-upgrade" with the prerm of the oldest prerm, it can't work
          around a bug of a newer prerm anyway.
        * dpkg: support new "interest-noawait" and "activate-noawait" trigger
        * dpkg-buildflags(1): make it clear that DEB_*_(SET|APPEND) environment
          variables are meant for users and should not be used by packages.
        * update-alternatives: do not allow reusing a slave link in another
          slave alternative. Closes: #631547
        * Improve dpkg-source's logic to identify ignored files. Closes: #632168
        * Fix a small typo in dpkg-source(1). Closes: #632937
        * Reword the description of dpkg-source --before-build and --after-build
          to be clearer. Closes: #608260
        * dpkg-buildpackage no longer exports the compiler flags. Closes: #560070
          Packages must directly call dpkg-buildflags to retrieve them.
        * dpkg-buildflags supports a prepend command to modify the build
          flags. Particularly useful for package maintainers who don't want
          their supplementary flags to take precedence over user submitted
        * Add new --dump action to dpkg-buildflags and make it the default action.
          Closes: #603435
        * dpkg-mergechangelogs now checks the return value of the close() call.
          Thanks to Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net> for the patch. Closes: #633539
        * Similar changes to dpkg-shlibdeps and dpkg-gencontrol, also by Niels.
        * Fix update-alternatives to not remove a real file when dropping a
          symlink for a slave that's not provided by the new current choice.
          Closes: #633627
        * Improve dpkg-source's error message complaining about the lack
          of the upstream tarball. Closes: #634510
        * Add some common makefile snippets for use in rules files in
          /usr/share/dpkg/: default.mk, architecture.mk, buildflags.mk, pkg-info.mk,
          vendor.mk Closes: #606839
        * Fix the dpkg-divert test-suite to also skip test that would fail if run
          under root. Closes: #634961
        * Change merge conflict separators created by dpkg-mergechangelogs to match
          the usual norm of being composed of 7 characters. LP: #815700
        * With source format 2.0 and 3.0 (quilt), dpkg-source now fails by default
          when upstream changes have not been recorded in a quilt patch. The new
          --commit operation can be used to properly record the changes before-hand.
          LP: #797839
          And it fails before installing the automatic patch in debian/patches/
          Closes: #615899
        * dpkg-buildflags now supports "--export=configure" to output compilation
          flags on a single line with double quotes as delimiter of the various
          values. It also uses DEB_<flag>_MAINT_<op> to let the maintainer
          extend the build flags to use. Last but not least, it can now also strip
          options from the returned build flags.
        * Fix possible segfault of dpkg in findbreakcycle(). LP: #733414
        * dpkg-source now properly cleans up the temporary tarball generated for
          native formats in case of unexpected interruption. Closes: #631494
        * Fix simplification logic of union dependencies. Closes: #637564
        * Fix dpkg's handling of a hardlink pointing to a conffile. Closes: #638291
        * Add example of extend-diff-ignore's usage in dpkg-source(1).
          Closes: #640198
        * dpkg-buildflags now returns hardening flags by default. Closes: #489771
          They can be individually enabled/disabled via DEB_BUILD_MAINT_OPTIONS,
          see dpkg-buildflags(1). Thanks to Kees Cook for his help.
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Install deb-src-control(5) man pages in dpkg-dev. Closes: #620520
        * Add ‘.gitmodules’ to the default dpkg-source ignore lists. Closes: #620490
        * Document in dpkg-query(1) man page that on --listfiles each list of
          files per package name is separated by a blank line. Same goes for
          --status and --print-avail.
        * Use execvp(3) unconditionally in command_exec(). Making the call always
          fallback to use the system shell in case of error, such as with empty
          maintainer scripts. Thanks to Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>.
          Closes: #622094
        * Improve deb-split(5) format description by splitting debian-split
          member contents into a list.
        * Switch to debhelper compatibility level 7.
          - Use dh_prep instead of deprecated “dh_clean -k”.
        * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2 (no changes needed).
        * Generate filenames following current conventions on “dpkg-split --join”,
          by including the architecture in the debian-split member of a split
          package and using underscores to separate filename parts.
        * Support conffiles with spaces when diffing them. Closes: #147583
        * Allow installing packages with bogus versions with new
        * Do not fail when unpacking a diverted hardlink. Closes: #245322
          Based on a patch by Christopher Baines <cbaines8@gmail.com>.
        * Document in dpkg-deb(1) that --fsys-tarfile will always process the
          input archive sequentially. Closes: #616609
        * Remove long non-functional --new and --old dpkg-deb option handling
          from dpkg which were being treated as dpkg commands.
        * Remove reference to --nocheck dpkg-deb option from dpkg man page as
          the latter does not pass it to the former.
        * Clarify the current dpkg behaviour when running the dpkg-deb and
          dpkg-query back-ends, of not passing through back-end specific options
          when running them from dpkg. Closes: #610940
        * Use “unselected” as an adjective in dpkg output messages instead of
          “deselected”. Closes: #231089
        * Clarify exit status in dpkg-split and start-stop-daemon --help output.
        * Clarify “EXIT STATUS” section in man pages by using a table.
        * Add a --status command to start-stop-daemon returning LSB Init Script
          status action exit codes.
        * Add start-stop-daemon process name kernel limits for Solaris, NetBSD,
          OpenBSD, FreeBSD and Darwin.
        * On package removal, keep only directories actually containing conffiles,
          and not directories just matching the substring in the conffile or the
          directory itself. Thanks to Ondřej Surý <ondrej@debian.org>.
        * On purge correctly remove symlinks acting as directories, when they are
          not being used by any other package's files.
        * Do not lose track of parent directories on removal so that they can
          be properly cleaned up on purge if not used by any other package.
          Based on a patch by Ondřej Surý <ondrej@debian.org>. Closes: #454694
        * Add ‘.hgsigs’ to the default dpkg-source ignore lists.
          Based on a patch by Jakub Wilk <jwilk@debian.org>. Closes: #627462
        * Do not allow blank lines in field values. Closes: #308082
        * Do not warn on missing architecture on packages in config-files state,
          but then make sure the architecture field is usable. Closes: #604241
        * Run du with --apparent-size when generating the Installed-Size field in
          dpkg-gencontrol to get consistent results independent of build system.
          Thanks to Ludovic Brenta <ludovic@ludovic-brenta.org>. Closes: #630533
        * Do not fail to unpack shared directories missing on the file system
          from packages being replaced by other packages. Closes: #631808
        * Do not require programs to define thisname, provide two new functions
          to handle the program name (dpkg_set_progname and dpkg_get_progname).
          Closes: #631757
        * Man pages cleanup:
          - Rename “USAGE” dselect(1) section to “ACTIONS” and clarify they can
            be performed interactively or from command line.
          - Add missing built-in methods to dselect(1).
          - Add missing escaping to field dashes in deb-control(5).
          - Use dashes instead of underscores for variable text.
          - Clarify that several front-end fields are not dselect specific in
          - Use [option...] instead of [options] and friends.
          - Use italics or bold instead of surrounding the text with <>.
          - Correctly format text with bold and italics.
          - Use minus signs and hyphens consistently in man pages.
          - Fix reference to /etc/dpkg/dselect.cfg.d instead of dpkg.cfg.d in
          - Add missing optional group|gid --chuid argument in start-stop-daemon(8).
        * Refer to Sources and Packages files as part of a repository instead of
          as being of exclusive use or owned by APT, which has never been the case.
        * Unify somewhat dpkg-maintscript-helper --help output with other commands.
        * Add build-indep and build-arch targets as aliases for build in
        * Use the perl interpreter found by configure to call dpkg-architecture.pl
          in the m4 DPKG_ARCHITECTURE macro.
        * Add new --verbose option to dpkg-deb and change --extract to honour it.
          Closes: #293280
        * Add new --raw-extract option to dpkg-deb combining --control and
          --extract. Closes: #552123
        * Defer hardlink renames so that there's never a point were the new
          file contents are accessible from the final path before they have
          been fsync()ed and cannot be executed causing ETXTBSY when trying
          to open the to be installed paths for writing.
          Thanks to Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>. Closes: #635683
        * Clarify the default dpkg-deb compression-levels on the man page.
        * Clarify dpkg --update-avail usage error message. Closes: #628055
        * Change Dpkg::Compression default values depending on the compressor
          used, and as such dpkg-source inherits this functionality.
          Prompted by Timo Juhani Lindfors <timo.lindfors@iki.fi>.
        * Print an actual error or warning message instead of assert()ing on
          readlink()/stat() size discrepancies. Closes: #639229
        * Update alternative links only if they change. This allows for a
          read-only file system and a writable database. Closes: #636700
          Based on a patch by Salvatore Bonaccorso <carnil@debian.org>.
        * Fix double “error:” string in dpkg missing PATH error output.
          Closes: #639997
        * Do not warn on strange timestamps when unpacking with dpkg-deb.
          Closes: #640298
        * Reduce dpkg-trigger binary size by refactoring libdpkg modules so that
          it does not end up pulling triglib.
        * Reduce dpkg-deb binary size by refactoring libdpkg modules so that it
          does not end up pulling triglib.
        * Do not fail on --compare-version when generating parse warnings.
          Existing packages with invalid versions should not fail on their
          maintainer scripts due to that.
        * Use the user name (instead of the user id) when setting the supplementary
          groups in start-stop-daemon. Closes: #641834
        * Use --srcdir and --destdir po4a options, and bump Build-Depends version
          to 0.36.4.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #620312
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann) including improvement by "Flo".
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier, Sylvestre Ledru). Closes: #637096
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=medium
        * Allow again Priority field values not known to dpkg. Regression
          introduced in 1.16.0.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=high
        * Fix dpkg-split --auto to not fail when opening the new depot file.
        * Fix dpkg-split to correctly set the last part split size.
        * Fix build failure on DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=noopt due to a missing <locale.h>
          include in gettext.h needed by the gettext context functions.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Fix regression affecting dpkg -R. Closes: #620636
        * Don't fail during unpack if the system doesn't support changing timestamps
          of symlinks. Closes: #620679
      dpkg (1.16.0) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Use DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_PACKAGE environment variable as package name on
          dpkg-divert when no --package or --local options have been specified.
        * Do not allow versions starting with non-digit when doing strict parsing,
          warn otherwise.
        * Update dpkg(1) to note that --status-fd output does not contain newlines
          in error messages anymore (this was fixed in 1.15.0).
        * Add a new --status-logger option to dpkg, similar to --status-fd but
          instead invoke the command ourselves and feed the status information
          to its standard input. Suggested by Raphaël Hertzog.
        * Add missing space in update-alternative --set-selections output.
        * Add missing options to update-alternative --help output.
        * Count “conffile name is duplicated” for dpkg-deb warning count summary.
        * Improve and clarify strings for translation. Closes: #604914
        * Prefix all fatal error messages with “error: ”.
        * Do not check presence of update-rc.d in the PATH in dpkg, as it's not
          a program needed for dpkg correct operation.
        * Fix dpkg -GEO options on multiple versions of the same packages.
          Closes: #31141
        * Propagate --admindir to programs run from maintainer scripts.
          Closes: #97076
        * Do not fail when trying to remove the root directory. This will only
          happen either on distributions where dpkg is a foreign package manager,
          or on artificial dpkg databases.
        * Always warn when parsing any package control data which does not have
          an Architecture field except for status and status log files when
          packages are not-installed or half-installed.
        * By default reject installing packages w/o an Architecture field. They
          now need --force-architecture, dpkg will still warn about them though.
        * Fix build failure when passing --disable-nls to configure.
        * Do not segfault on “dpkg -i --no-act”.
        * Add missing semicolon to the vsnprintf() compat declaration.
          Thanks to Robert Millan. Closes: #612203
        * On install for Ubuntu adjust the i386 GNU cpu name in cputable.
          Thanks to Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com>. Closes: #611741
        * Sync the info database directory on unpack instead of the temporary
          control information directory, and print the correct pathname on error
          instead of the last file acted on that directory.
        * Document in dpkg-query --help output and man page that --list and --show
          arguments are optional.
        * Do not read and write the available file unnecessarily.
          Thanks to Michel Lespinasse <walken@zoy.org>. Closes: #397121
        * Fix typo in «dpkg-name --overwrite» argument parsing so that it actually
          works at all. Thanks to Ivan Gagis <igagis@gmail.com>. LP: #728708
        * Add armhf support to ostable and triplettable. Closes: #594179
        * Set the modification time for unpacked symlinks on supported systems.
        * Fix undefined value usage in dpkg-genchanges when adding files w/o a
          matching architecture, because they are not present in debian/control,
          this is most commonly the case due to dpkg-distaddfile.
        * Terminate immediately on dpkg-divert rename errors instead of propagating
          up the error codes, this improves error reporting and avoids triggering
          leak detectors. Closes: #620380
        * When moving a diverted file across filesystems in dpkg-divert, remove
          the source file.
        * Fix large file support for .deb and split .deb in dpkg-deb, dpkg-split
          and dpkg on 32-bit architectures.
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Fail properly when debian/source/format is empty. Closes: #600854
        * Add new deb-src-control(5) manual page documenting the debian/control
          file contained in source packages.
          - it documents the X[SBC]- prefix. Closes: #476335
          - it documents the VCS-* fields too. Closes: #483119
          Thanks to Oxan van Leeuwen <oxan@oxanvanleeuwen.nl> who wrote it
          as part of the Google Code In program.
        * Enhance dpkg-shlibdeps to not fail immediately when a library is not found.
          Instead continue and fail after all problems have been reported. Thanks
          to Chris Baines <cbaines8@gmail.com> for the patch. Closes: #596841
        * Fix dpkg-source to not list Debian packaging files as modified
          upstream files in Format "1.0" when unpacking to a non-standard
        * Apply patch from Colin Watson to let dpkg-buildflags return -O3
          instead of -O2 when building ppc64 packages on Ubuntu. Closes: #612472
        * Add new function get_control_path() to Dpkg::Path, it wraps dpkg-query
        * Update dpkg-shlibdeps to be multiarch-ready:
          - use get_control_path() to find symbols/shlibs files
          - parse correctly the output of dpkg --search
        * Small fix to support files >2GB in .deb on 64-bit systems. Closes: #616502
          Thanks to Martin Dorey <mdorey@bluearc.com> for the patch.
        * dpkg-source now keeps the file ordering in the autogenerated patch when
          regenerating it. Closes: #606080
          Thanks to Colin Watson for the patch.
        * dpkg-source now uses a timestamp retrieved from the filesystem when
          resetting the timestamp of patched files so that a time skew when using
          NFS doesn't introduce any inconsistency. Closes: #613023
          Thanks to Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> for the patch and the
        * dpkg-source will now remove quilt's .pc directory when --unapply-patches
          is in use. Closes: #591858
        * dpkg-source is now a bit less strict when parsing patches:
          - it accepts seeing the same file twice; Closes: #608829
          - it doesn't match on the English text "No newline at end of file" as it
            might be translated in some cases. Closes: #612465
        * Improve parser in Dpkg::Control::Hash to not require an empty line
          before the PGP signature. Closes: #617923
          Thanks to Roger Leigh for the initial patch.
        * Fix a regression in dpkg-divert where using --rename led to a failure when
          the rename implies crossing file systems. Thanks to Durk Strooisma for
          spotting it.
        * Use the correct mtime when installing a file with statoverrides.
          Regression introduced in 1.16.0. LP: #739179
        * Remove duplicate word in german translation of dpkg(1). Closes: #616096
        * Strip repeated non-significant spaces before and after newlines
          in Uploaders. Closes: #598922
        * Ignore whitespaces after options in headers of changelog entries.
          Closes: #605719
        * Fix dpkg-source's regression with empty patches (introduced while fixing
          #613023). Closes: #619541
        [ Jonathan Nieder ]
        * Remove support for use of synchronous sync(2), due to its pernicious
          side-effects and to ease maintenance.
        * Clarify that an up-to-date dpkg only needs to be unpacked for
          dpkg-maintscript-helper to work.
        [ Steve Langasek ]
        * Add new variables to dpkg-architecture, DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH and
          DEB_BUILD_MULTIARCH, that return the "ideal" GNU triplet for each
          architecture which should be used as the path component for library
        [ Mark Hymers ]
        * Add support for Built-Using field. Closes: #619311
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
        * Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Do not segfault on “update-alternatives --auto” when the link group only
          has alternatives which are dangling symlinks. Closes: #611545
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Drop Breaks on konqueror to avoid some lenny -> squeeze upgrade
          problems. It was only needed to ensure install-info is installed
          even for partial upgrades. Closes: #610991
        * Do the same for all emacs/jed packages. For jed, the breaks has been
          rendered useless as the maintainers dropped the install-info dependencies
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Remove space before "…" in several Catalan strings (Jordi Mallach).
        * Romanian (Stan Ioan-Eugen).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Truncate the output part file on “dpkg-split -s”. Regression introduced
          with the C rewrite.
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Two typos fixed in French (Christian Perrier, thanks to Julien
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Fix multiple security issues with dpkg-source (CVE-2010-1679):
          - Enhance checks to catch maliciously crafted patches which could modify
            files outside of the unpacked source package.
          - Do not consider a top-level symlink like a directory when
            extracting a tarball.
          - Exclude .pc while extracting the upstream tarball in 3.0 (quilt)
            as patch blindly writes in that directory during unpack (and would
            follow any existing symlink).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Defer symlink renames so that there's never a point were a symlink
          is broken, this is particularly important for shared libraries.
          Closes: #605536
        * On Linux use sync_file_range() to initiate asynchronous writeback
          of just unpacked files. Suggested by Ted Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>.
          Thanks to Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>. Closes: #605009
        * On non-Linux use posix_fadvise(POSIX_FADV_DONTNEED) to notify the kernel
          dpkg does not need the unpacked files any longer, and that it can start
          writeback to be able to evict them from the cache at a later point.
        * Fix stanza delimiting on -L, -s and -p output. This was making the output
          for multiple packages unrealiable to parse. Closes: #606315
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Basque (Iñaki Larrañaga Murgoitio). Closes: #607253
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure). Closes: #605099
        * Esperanto (Felipe E. F. de Castro). Closes: #607437
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Indonesian (Arief S Fitrianto). Closes: #605248
        * Italian (Milo Casagrande). Closes: #607306
        * Japanese (Kenshi Muto). Closes: #607259
        * Norwegian Bokmål (Hans Fredrik Nordhaug).
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #605506
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #607292
        * Simplified Chinese (Aron Xu).
        * Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #607302
        * Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino).
        * Thai (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan). Closes: #607501
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Spanish (Omar Campagne).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (fix by Sven Joachim).
        * Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Ensure debian/source/local-options is always excluded from the source
          package even if the user provides customized -i or -I options.
          Closes: #597023
        * Fix Dpkg::Version's handling of version with a debian revision but an
          empty version (e.g. "-0.1"). Thanks to James Vega <jamessan@debian.org>
          for the patch. Closes: #597651
        * With "3.0 (quilt)" source package, create .pc/.quilt_series with the
          correct series file if the source package provides vendor specific patch
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Disable by default usage of synchronous sync(2), as it causes undesired
          I/O on unrelated file systems. Closes: #588339, #595927, #600075
        * Add new --force-unsafe-io to disable safe I/O operations on unpack.
          Closes: #584254
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier). Including a typo fix and a typographical
          change reported by Vincent Danjean. Closes: #601852
        * Spanish (Omar Campagne). Closes: #596519
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Basque (Iñaki Larrañaga Murgoitio). Closes: #599923
        * Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
        * Danish (Ask Hjorth Larsen). Closes: #600240
        * German (Sven Joachim). Improved by Holger Wansing.
        * Italian (Pietro Battiston). Fix translation of "however". Closes: #602518
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #596168
        * Romanian (Andrei Popescu). Closes: #604769
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #595455
        * Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #598473
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Do not print a warning when parsing status or status log files on
          half-installed packages w/o a Description or Maintainer field, as
          this happens normally when the package was never installed before.
          Closes: #594167
        * Improve git format documentation in dpkg-source(1).
          Thanks to Joey Hess, based on a patch by Tanguy Ortolo.
        * Clarify effect of “dpkg --purge” on homedir files in dpkg(1).
          Thanks to The Fungi <fungi@yuggoth.org>. Closes: #593628
        * Add gettext plurals infrastructure support.
        * Add gettext messages for plural forms. Closes: #594218
        * Fix possible but improbable segfault in update-alternatives in case
          the master file name contains a format string specifier. Reported by
          Sandro Cazzaniga.
        * Fix realloc usage on compat scandir() implementation.
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Fix dpkg-genchanges to not split the short description in the middle of a
          UTF8 character. Closes: #593442
        * Drop -k parameter from the tar call used by dpkg-source to extract
          tarballs. Upstream binary files modified by the packager were not properly
          installed due to this. Thanks to James Westby for the report.
          Closes: #594440
        * Make dpkg Breaks: dpkg-dev (<< 1.15.8) so that older versions of dpkg-dev
          that did not depend on libdpkg-perl must be upgraded together with dpkg.
          Closes: #596417
        [ Helge Kreutzmann ]
        * Fix encoding of German addendum. Closes: #595643
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Esperanto (Felipe Castro). Closes: #596173
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Indonesian (Arief S Fitrianto). Closes: #596657
        * Italian (Milo Casagrande). Closes: #592953, #595615
        * Japanese (Kenshi Muto). Closes: #595468
        * Korean (Changwoo Ryu). Closes: #595556
        * Norwegian Bokmål (Hans Nordhaug). Closes: #595208
        * Simplified Chinese (Aron Xu). Closes: #594513
        * Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #595968
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        * Thai (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan). Closes: #594011
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier). Includes a fix to a specific
          message translation that was imprecise. Closes: #596333
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann). Improved by Holger Wansing.
        * Norwegian Bokmål (Hans Fredrik Nordhaug). Closes: #595299
        * Spanish (Omar Campagne).  Closes: #596518
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #595175
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix use after free segfault on update-alternatives --remove-all.
          Closes: #591653, #591654
        * Always print a message on warning when parsing control files.
        * On database parsing only warn on bogus versions previously accepted,
          the other instances will keep producing errors, to avoid newly
          introduced bogosity. Closes: #590885, #590896, #591692, #591885
        * Fix compilation on Solaris and Darwin:
          - Link update-alternatives against libintl if libc does not have i18n
          - Include <limits.h> for _POSIX_MAX_PATH in update-alternatives.
          Thanks to Fabian Groffen <grobian@gentoo.org>.
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Fix make -C man install so that it actually finds the manual pages
          to install. Closes: #591588
        * When analyzing the ELF format of a binary in dpkg-shlibdeps, fallback on
          usual objdump when the cross objdump failed. Closes: #591522
        [ Sven Joachim ]
        * Ensure removal of leftover backup .dpkg-tmp files after unpacking
          failures, when the backup is still a hard link to the original file.
          Closes: #591993
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Fix dpkg-divert test suite to cope with + and other special characters for
          regexps in the build directory name. Thanks to Jonathan Nieder for the
          patch and to Phil Kern for the report. Closes: #591182
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix buffer overflow in dpkg_ar_member_put_header causing it to write the
          header to fd 0 (instead of ar_fd) depending on the stack layout, affecting
          armel. Thanks to Phil Kern for the analysis and Reinhard Tartler for the
          initial patch. Closes: #591312
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Bump libdpkg-perl Depends on dpkg to 1.15.8, as it will break dpkg
          versions before that when installing and removing libdpkg-perl,
          because older update-alternatives and dpkg-divert require Dpkg.pm and
          Dpkg/Gettext.pm which will disappear due to the Replaces. Closes: #590867
          Thanks to Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de> for the analysis.
        * Allow specifying again absolute and relative paths for dpkg-buildpackage
          -r option. Closes: #591010
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix off-by-one error in update-alternatives that lead to an infinite loop
          while writing the administrative file. Closes: #590854
      dpkg (1.15.8) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Add new commands --before-build and --after-build to dpkg-source
          and modify dpkg-buildpackage to call them automatically at the
          start and at the end of the process. With "3.0 (quilt)" source packages
          this ensures patches are applied even in case of binary-only builds.
          Closes: #572526
        * Merge non-regression test for Ubuntu's specificities concerning
          changelog handling. Closes: #582389
        * Fix some copy-paste mistakes in dpkg-architecture(1). Thanks to Ian Fleming
          <iflema@yahoo.com.au> for the patch and Colin Watson for forwarding out of
          Launchpad. Closes: #582404 LP: #564308
        * Clarify description of dpkg --configure in dpkg(1). Thanks to Colin Watson
          for the patch and to Robert Persson for the report.
          Closes: #582406 LP: #77287
        * Fix the non-regression test lib/dpkg/test/t-ar.c by not overflowing the
          size of ar_name. Thanks to Colin Watson for the report, analysis and patch.
          Closes: #582401
        * Modify Dpkg::Shlibs::Objdump to use the cross objdump binary when cross
          compiling. Thanks to Loïc Minier for the initial patch. Closes: #578365
        * Make dpkg-maintscript-helper more robust when required parameters are
          missing. Closes: #582814
        * Clarify that dpkg-maintscript-helper rm_conffile needs the last version of
          the package that did not remove the obsolete conffile if this was not
          implemented at the time the file became obsolete. Closes: #582893
        * Enhance dpkg-maintscript-helper rm_conffile and mv_conffile to work
          properly when <lastversion> is not given (or is empty). Closes: #582819
        * Small fix in dpkg-gensymbols' handling of tags. Closes: #583656
          Thanks to Michael Tautschnig <mt@debian.org> for the report and the fix.
        * update-alternatives has been rewritten in C, the only feature change
          should be that it uses its own logfile /var/log/alternatives.log (rotated
          like dpkg.log).
        * Implement new --unapply-patches option for dpkg-source with source formats
          2.0 and 3.0 (quilt) that unapplies the patches after a successful build.
          This option can be put in debian/source/local-options in the package VCS
          repository for instance.
        * Implement new --abort-on-upstream-changes option for dpkg-source with
          source formats 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 (quilt). It aborts every time that you try
          to build a source package which contains (unmanaged) changes to the
          upstream source code. Closes: #579012
        * dpkg-source now captures the output of patch and prints it on error so
          that the user can better diagnose what went wrong. Closes: #575304
        * Fix Dpkg::Changelog to cope properly with an entry of version "0".
          Add non-regression test for this. Closes: #587382
        * Add --export command to dpkg-buildflags to be used in shell with eval.
        * Modify source format "3.0 (git)" to use git bundles. Thanks to Joey Hess
          for the patch.
          The usage of git bundle avoids distributing cruft. Closes: #477954
          It's no longer needed to tell which branch contains the debian packaging,
          it uses automatically the one that was used at build-time. Closes: #534637
        * Pass --no-name option to gzip to avoid encoding the timestamp in the file
          so that the result is more predictable. Closes: #587724
          Also pass --rsyncable to make source packages more rsync friendly.
        * Replace dpkg-source's tar ignore pattern "*~" with "*/*~" to avoid
          matching on the top level directory. Closes: #588265
        * In source formats "2.0" and "3.0 (quilt)", make sure to remove the
          upstream-provided debian directory before copying the debian-provided
          version of that directory in place. Closes: #590297
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Require gettext 0.18:
          - Remove embedded gettext files from the repository, now properly
            installed by autopoint for all po/ directories.
          - Add versioned Build-Depends.
        * Fix variable usage after delete in dselect.
        * Change default configure admindir to LOCALSTATEDIR/lib/dpkg from
          LOCALSTATEDIR/dpkg, so that we can use a correct --localstatedir=/var.
        * Add two new dpkg options --path-exclude and --path-include for filtering
          files on package installation. This allows embedded systems to skip
          /usr/share/doc, manpages, etc. Based on work from Tollef Fog Heen and
          Martin Pitt, thanks! Closes: #68788, #68861, #497304, #525567, #583902
        * Remove obsolete internal status aliases “postinst-failed” for
          stat_halfconfigured and “removal-failed” for stat_halfinstalled.
        * Check version syntax when parsing it from libdpkg based programs.
          Closes: #574704
        * Rewrite mksplit in C, and merge it into dpkg-split.
        * Rewrite dpkg-divert in C.
        * Use linux-any wildcard for libselinux1-dev Build-Depends instead of
          using a list of negated architectures.
        * Use Breaks instead of Conflicts in dpkg, dpkg-dev and libdpkg-perl binary
        * Move Dpkg.pm and Dpkg/Gettext.pm from dpkg to libdpkg-perl.
        * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1.
        * Detect when another process has locked the database, and mention that
          problematic dpkg --audit results might be due to ongoing operations.
          Closes: #80252
        * Add new dpkg --force-confask option that forces a conffile prompt when
          the conffile from the new package does not differ from the previous one.
          Thanks to Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net>. Closes: #102609
        * On dpkg-divert --rename, check if the source file exists, and disable
          renaming if it does not. Closes: #550252
          As a side effect, this avoids useless errors when the destination
          directory is not existent or writable. Closes: #581544
        * Properly compute the longest package description from all to be displayed
          on “dpkg-query --list”, so that it does not get incorrectly trimmed.
        * Consistently use earlier/later instead of smaller/bigger when describing
          comparison relationships. Closes: #587641
        * Stop exporting DPKG_LIBDIR to maintainer scripts, no need for it anymore.
        * Assign correct SE Linux label on non-regular files. Based on a patch by
          Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au>. Closes: #587949
        * Add -F option to dpkg-buildpackage to be able to explicitly specify a
          normal full build and combine it with -nc. Closes: #547993
        * Add missing mentions of the Breaks field alongside the other fields
          sharing the same syntax in deb-control(5).
          Thanks to Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org>. Closes: #590472
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #579149
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #579149
        * Spanish (Omar Campagne).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ New scripts translation ]
        * Spanish (Omar Campagne).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann). Improved by Holger Wansing.
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #579149
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Update dpkg-buildflags to respect $XDG_CONFIG_HOME and to use
          $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/dpkg/buildflags.conf by default.
        * Update deb-substvars(5) to codify how variables containing multiple
          lines must be managed.
        * Fix boolean evaluation of Dpkg::Version so that version 0 evaluates to
          false and dpkg-shlibdeps can strip the minimal version specification.
          Closes: #579724
          Document this behaviour in the API and add non-regression test to ensure
          it's kept.
        * Let dpkg-buildflags error out when a required parameter is missing.
          Closes: #579722
        * Add Bug-Ubuntu field in DEP-3 template provided in the automatic header
          of patches in 3.0 (quilt) source packages. Thanks to Benjamin Drung
          <bdrung@ubuntu.com> for the patch. Closes: #578002
        * Update deb-override(5) by removing references to usage of sections
          to place the packages on the mirrors and by indicating that the Debian
          policy offers a list of allowed values for section and priority.
          Closes: #575410
        * Update reference to triggers.txt.gz in dpkg-trigger(1) and deb-triggers(5)
          to match the new location. Closes: #580774
        * Drop mention of PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR in dpkg-buildpackage(1), the feature has
          been removed in 1.15.6.
        * Rename /usr/lib/dpkg/maintscript-helper into
          /usr/bin/dpkg-maintscript-helper, it is a public interface even if working
          around known limitations.
        * Add "supports" command to dpkg-maintscript-helper to ensure the wanted
          command is supported before calling it.
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add powerpcspe support to ostable and triplettable.
          Thanks to Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <sebastian@breakpoint.cc> and
          Kyle Moffett <Kyle.D.Moffett@boeing.com>. Closes: #568123, #575158
        * Fix dpkg --root by properly stripping again the root directory from the
          path of the maintainer script to execute. Closes: #580984
        * On Linux use sync() instead of an fsync() per file on deferred extraction,
          to workaround performance degradation on ext4. Closes: #578635
        [ Gerfried Fuchs ]
        * Fix syntax error in dpkg-name. Closes: #581315
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix dpkg-source -b (without -i) for source packages 1.0. Closes: #578693
          It was erroneously ignoring all changes because the ignore regex was
          wrong (due to the change to ignore debian/source/local-options).
        * Add missing call to textdomain() in dpkg-mergechangelogs to make
          translations work.
      dpkg (1.15.7) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Clarify the plan concerning dpkg-source, debian/source/format and
          the default source format in dpkg-source(1). Add a warning
          in dpkg-source to invite people to always create debian/source/format.
          We deprecate the fallback to "1.0" (it's there for backwards compatibility
          only) and debian/source/format is going to be mandatory at some point in
          the future. Closes: #553928
        * Add .gitattributes to list of files ignored by dpkg-source.
        * Document most common warnings and errors of dpkg-source in its manual
        * Let dpkg-source read options from debian/source/local-options as well but
          do not include that file in the generated source package.
        * Improve explanation of --all option in dpkg-parsechangelog(1). Thanks to
          Jari Aalto. Closes: #575706
        * Fix dpkg to not lose package metadata on filesystems where readdir()
          returns new files added after the opendir() call, btrfs in particular
          triggered the problematic behaviour. Closes: #575891
        * Tighten the regex used by dpkg-source to match the component name of
          supplementary tarballs so that underscore (_) are not allowed as it was
          supposed to be.
        * Introduce a new script called dpkg-buildflags: its purpose is to retrieve
          compilation flags and it should be used within debian/rules to pass
          the right compilation flags to the build process. dpkg-buildpackage still
          exports them to not break packages currently relying on them but packages
          should now start using dpkg-buildflags instead. Closes: #560070
        * For Ubuntu set default value of LDFLAGS to -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions.
        * Cleanup some old Conflicts/Replaces, thanks to Helge Kreutzmann.
        * Modify dselect to treat all unknown package as known and marked for purge.
          This is a temporary work-around so that dselect doesn't try to reinstall
          packages of priority > standard that were removed or not installed. Thanks
          to Robert Luberda for the patch. Closes: #559519, #556889
        * dpkg now exports DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_NAME to maintainer scripts with the
          type of maintainer script currently running (preinst, postinst, prerm,
          postrm). Closes: #546577
        * dpkg now exports DPKG_LIBDIR to maintainer scripts pointing to the
          private directory containing internal programs like the upcoming
        * Add $DPKG_LIBDIR/maintscript-helper program that can be used in
          maintainer scripts to perform common operations working around
          current dpkg limitations: first version supports removing obsolete
          conffiles and renaming conffiles. Closes: #514316
        * Fix "dpkg-scansources -e", it was calling a non-existing function.
          Closes: #578162
        * Add new script dpkg-mergechangelogs to do 3-way merges of Debian
          changelogs. Add libalgorithm-merge-perl to Recommends for the
          benefit of this script.
        [ Colin Watson ]
        * Modern tar files typically use NormalFile1 rather than NormalFile0 for
          file objects. A typo meant that the former never triggered rename
          deferral. Closes: #577756
        * Use the new list of files on rename deferral instead of old one, so that
          newly added files get installed.
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Report deferred trigger errors on status-fd. Closes: #574599
          Thanks to Michael Vogt <michael.vogt@ubuntu.com>.
        * When creating hard links to normal files on extraction use the .dpkg-new
          filename for source as the file is not yet in place due to the rename
          deferral. Thanks to Colin Watson for the initial patch.
        * Do not output the Package-Type field on udeb.
        * Fix versioned Replaces to not produce file overwrite errors on downgrades.
          Closes: #568566
        * Fix installation of replaced and replacing packages in reverse order
          (first the replacing then the replaced) for which the replaced package
          is supposed to get disappeared, to disappear the correct package and not
          lose track of the ownership of the replaced files.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg ( experimental; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix two memory leaks introduced in 1.15.6.
        * Always use C99 variadic macros, as the build requires them anyway, we
          avoid exposing the configure variable HAVE_C99 on installed headers.
        * Use __attribute__ keyword depending on compiler support, we avoid
          exposing the configure variable HAVE_C_ATTRIBUTE on installed headers.
        * Do not allow a --retry schedule in start-stop-daemon where forever is
          the last item, as it needs something to repeat over. Closes: #570938
        * Show dselect dependency/conflicts resolution screen again, by switching
          the code to use STL's min() and max() instead of preprocessor macros, to
          avoid multiple evaluation of arguments. Regression introduced in 1.15.6.
          Based on a patch by Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>. Closes: #574816
        * Defer the fsync and rename for normal files in tar extraction so that
          it's done in one pass afterwards, to avoid massive I/O degradation due to
          the serialization from each write + fsync. This restores extraction times
          to numbers closer to the ones before the fsync patch introduced in 1.15.6.
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Accept source packages without "Format" field for compatibility with very
          old source packages. Thanks to Colin Watson for the report and the patch.
          Closes: #574097
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg (1.15.6) experimental; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * debian/control: Add the accent on my first name.
        * Perl API cleanup:
          - rename Dpkg::Deps dump() methods into output([$fh]), overload string
            representation ("$dep") to provide the result of $dep->output()
          - prefix public functions in Dpkg::Deps with deps_ and export them
            by default
          - rename Dpkg::Source::Compressor in Dpkg::Compression::Process
          - rename Dpkg::Source::CompressedFile in Dpkg::Compression::FileHandle
            and completely redesign its API
          - update Dpkg::Compression's API to use compression_* functions
            instead of granting direct access to variables, integrate
            there management of default compression
          - introduce Dpkg::Interface::Storable and update many modules
            to make use of it
          - update Dpkg::BuildOptions to provide an object-oriented interface
          - update Dpkg::Checksums to provide an object-oriented interface
        * Drop debian-maintainers from Suggests since it's obsolete, the
          corresponding keyring is in debian-keyring.
        * Merge support of symbol patterns in dpkg-gensymbols. Thanks to
          Modestas Vainius for his work (see further for more details).
        * Accept filename with spaces and colon in the output of objdump.
          Required so that dpkg-shlibdeps support such files properly.
          Thanks to Raphaël Geissert for the patch. Closes: #565712
        * When unpacking a "3.0 (quilt)" source package, tell quilt where
          patches are (to be) stored. Requires quilt >= 0.48-5 to work.
          Closes: #557619
        * Fix update-alternatives to not try to reinstall an unknown alternative
          when the link group is broken, instead switch to the best choice in
          automatic mode. Closes: #566406
        * Don't return duplicate bug numbers in Launchpad-Bugs-Fixed:.
          Thanks to Brian Murray <brian@ubuntu.com> for the report
          and the patch. Closes: #569618
        * Add $VERSION numbers to all perl modules. Closes: #465256
          1.00 and higher means that the API should be stable
        * While parsing diff's output, accept any sentence that contains the word
          differ (as specified by POSIX) to identify that binary files could not be
          compared. Closes: #570008
        * dpkg-gencontrol does no longer accept arch-specific dependencies in
          arch: all packages. Closes: #560071
        * dpkg-gencontrol no longer warns if a substitution variable provided by -V
          is not used (the warning is meant to catch unused substitutions coming
          from the file, those are package specific with debhelper). Closes: #557133
        * dpkg-gencontrol now indicates which package is concerned by the substvars
          warning that it displays. Closes: #566837
        * dpkg-buildpackage now supports options --source-option=<opt> and
          --changes-option=<opt> to forward arbitrary options to dpkg-source and
          dpkg-genchanges respectively. Closes: #566230
        * The -T option of dpkg-{source,gencontrol,genchanges} can now be used
          multiple times to read substitution variables from multiple files.
          Closes: #363323
        * dpkg-source now supports an option --create-empty-orig in formats
          "2.0" and "3.0 (quilt)" to auto-create the main original tarball when
          there are supplementary tarballs. This makes it easier to bundle
          multiple software together. Closes: #554488
        * dpkg-source supports long option names --diff-ignore and --tar-ignore for
          -i and -I. A new option --extend-diff-ignore is introduced. Those options
          can thus now be used in debian/source/options.
        * Generate manual pages for perl modules.
        * Introduce the libdpkg-perl package and clarify its status in README.api.
        * Update Standards-Version to 3.8.4 (no changes needed).
        * Drop unused lintian override for arch-dep-package-has-big-usr-share on
        * The rewritten Dpkg::Checksums deals properly with filenames with
          spaces. Closes: #572030
        * dpkg-source does no longer fallback to other source formats if the
          requested one is not usable. Closes: #557459
        * Modify dpkg-source to error out when it would apply patches containing
          insecure paths (with "/../") and also error out when it would apply a
          patch through a symlink. Those checks are required as patch will happily
          modify files outside of the target directory and unpacking a source package
          should not be able to have any side-effect outside of the target
          directory. Fixes CVE-2010-0396.
        * Also error out when the quilt series contains a path with "/../" as this
          can cause patch to create files outside of the source package due
          to the -B .pc/$path option that it gets.
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Handle argument parsing in dpkg-checkbuilddeps and dpkg-scanpackages
          in a way consistent with the rest of the tools.
        * Recognize --help in addition to -h in dpkg-checkbuilddeps.
        * Add a --version option to dpkg-checkbuilddeps.
        * Improve and mark more messages in writedb() to make translators lifes
          easier. Closes: #408525
        * Improve update-alternatives --display output to use two leading spaces
          for current link and slave information. Use single quotes for both “best”
          and the alternative it's pointing to. Closes: #549167
        * Refer to “half configured” instead of “failed config” in «dpkg-query -l»
          header and dselect package status printing for consistency.
        * Make “dpkg-statoverride --quiet” actually do something, and quiesce
          most of the innocuous warning messages. Closes: #403211
        * Make “dpkg-statoverride --update --add” fail if it cannot update the
          mode and owner of the file. This would fail later on when dpkg itself
          applies the overrides, so better to signal this earlier.
        * Add sparc64 to cputable. Thanks to Aurelien Jarno <aurel32@debian.org>.
          Closes: #560010
        * Do not allow diverting a file to itself, which makes the file to get
          removed. Closes: #312206
        * Make the check for duplicate fields in a stanza in libdpkg actually work,
          which now makes it fatal, as was intended originally. This should not
          cause problems for anything using dpkg-dev to build packages as those
          are already fatal on that case.
        * Add new deb-split(5) man page.
        * Fix misspellings of “explicitly” all over the place.
        * Normalize ar member names when reading (removing trailing spaces and
          slash), this allows deb-split packages be created with GNU ar.
        * Validate compression level on dpkg-deb argument parsing.
        * Fix error handling, clean up and refactor compression code.
          Thanks to Jonathan Nieder for several of the patches.
        * Do not print unambiguous epoch on dpkg file overwrite error.
        * Rename Dpkg::IPC::fork_and_exec() to Dpkg::IPC::spawn().
        * Change dpkg-dev to Depend on perl instead of perl5 and perl-modules.
        * Fix small memory leaks related to scandir() in dpkg-deb and libdpkg.
        * Fix dpkg-query and dpkg-trigger to actually print a version on --version.
        * Always spawn a new shell on conffile prompt, instead of supporting
          self backgrounding, remove DPKG_NO_TSTP environment variable support.
          Closes: #38334
          variables when spawning a shell for conffile examination. Closes: #60329
          Thanks to Daniel Martin <Daniel.Martin@jhu.edu> for the idea.
        * Add support for disabling update-alternatives at configure time using
        * Add support for disabling install-info at configure time using
        * Update debian/copyright.
        * Use Debian instead of ‘Debian GNU/Linux’ when referring to the
        * On dpkg --no-act with --install, --unpack or --record-avail, and
          dpkg-deb --info or --field use mkdtemp() to create a temporary directory
          instead of insecure tempnam() or tmpnam() functions.
        * Remove --license and --licence options from tools.
        * Securely remove newly installed files when rolling-back a failed unpack.
        * Change default lzma compression level from 9 to 6.
          Thanks to Jonathan Nieder for the initial patch.
        * Add support for xz compressed data.tar member of binary packages. Add
          xz-utils to dpkg's Pre-Depends. Closes: #542160
          Thanks to Jonathan Nieder for the initial patch.
        * Use xz command to handle lzma compressed files in dpkg and dpkg-dev.
          This removes the lzma package from both dpkg and dpkg-dev dependencies.
        * Do not set PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR in dpkg-buildpackage when cross-building.
          The proper solution to this is to let the build system choose the
          appropriate pkg-config binary for the build or host system in the same
          way pkg.m4 is handling it now. Closes: #551118
        * Dynamically link against all external libraries. This includes libbz2
          and zlib for dpkg-deb and libselinux for dpkg on GNU/Linux.
        * Mark the libdpkg.a API as volatile and require any possible users to set
          LIBDPKG_VOLATILE_API to acknowledge that fact.
        * Add a new libdpkg-dev package with the headers and the static library,
          although its API should be considered volatile.
        * Reorganize the doc contents that goes into each package:
          - README.multicd only in dselect.
          - README.api only in development packages, dpkg-dev and libdpkg-dev.
          - triggers.txt only in dpkg-dev.
        * Move source.lintian-overrides to debian/source/lintian-overrides.
        * Switch SE Linux support to explicitly set path context. This fixes the
          mislabeling of files under <admindir> on conffile extraction or on unpack
          errors, due to improper default context restoration. Closes: #498438
        * Use FIEMAP when available (on Linux based systems) to sort the .list
          files loading order. With a cold cache it improves up to a 70%.
          Thanks to Morten Hustveit <morten@debian.org>.
        * When FIEMAP is not available use posix_fadvise() to start preloading the
          .list files before loading them. With a cold cache it improves up to 40%.
          Thanks to Stefan Fritsch <sf@sfritsch.de>. Closes: #557560
        * Call fsync(2) after writing files on disk, to get the atomicity
          guarantees when doing rename(2). Based on a patch by
          Jean-Baptiste Lallement <jeanbaptiste.lallement@gmail.com>.
          Closes: #430958
        * Call fsync(2) on database directories after creating, renaming or
          unlinking files, to guarantee the new file entry is correctly listed
          in the directory. Base on a patch by
          Jean-Baptiste Lallement <jeanbaptiste.lallement@gmail.com>.
        * Document in the man page the effects of setting TMPDIR for dpkg and
          dpkg-deb, HOME for dselect and dpkg and PAGER for dpkg. Closes: #572836
        * Document the exit codes for dpkg-query. Closes: #571798
        * Document “dpkg-query -l” abbreviated state information in the man page.
          Based on a patch by Marc-Jano Knopp <pub_br_debian.org@marc-jano.de>.
          Closes: #383869
        * Honour LINGUAS environment variable when installing translated man pages.
        * Allow disabling at configure time Unicode ncurses support for dselect.
          Based on a patch by Yuri Vasilevski <yvasilev@gentoo.org>.
        [ Modestas Vainius ]
        * Implement symbol patterns (Closes: #563752). From now on, it is possible to
          match multiple symbols with a single entry in the symbol file template.
          While the concept is not new (wildcards also match multiple symbols),
          patterns cover much more ground and are a lot more flexible. Together with
          the framework, 3 basic pattern types are supported:
          - c++ - matching C++ symbols by their demangled name (as emitted by
          - symver - matching by symbol version. It replaces the wildcards feature
            which is still supported for backwards compatibility but is reimplemented
            on top of the new framework;
          - regex - matching symbol names with perl regular expression.
          Basic patterns may be combined where it makes sense.
        * As a positive side effect of the new symbol patterns implementation,
          patterns are now treated like normal symbols whenever possible, e.g. a
          pattern is MISSING if it does not match anything. As a result,
          dpkg-gensymbols is now able to detect NEW/MISSING symbols when patterns are
          present in the symbol file (Closes: #541464). Please note, however, that
          there is no way to detect symbol changes in the pattern match sets.
        * Add source version to the dpkg-gensymbols diff label, reformat it according
          to the rules of dpkg-name.
        * Add -a<arch> option to dpkg-gensymbols.
        * Add -q option to dpkg-gensymbols. -c0 will never fail but still generate a
          diff. Use -c0 -q to keep dpkg-gensymbols completely quiet as before
          (Closes: #568228).
        [ Jonathan Nieder ]
        * Fix a file handle leak in “dpkg-deb --info”. Thanks to Raphael Geissert
          for the report and patch.
        [ Helge Kreutzmann ]
        * Add dpkg-gensymbols.1 to the translatable man page set.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        * French (Christian PERRIER).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Italian 'Milo Casagrande). Closes: #567531
        * Simplified Chinese (Aron Xua). Closes: #558794
        * Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #559269
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino). Closes: #572861
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier): correcting inconsistencies for the translation
          of "original" here and there. Thanks to Julien Valroff for pointing this.
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        * French (Christian PERRIER).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * dpkg-source: with format "3.0 (quilt)" ensure quilt's .pc directory is
          created before trying to register a new patch in .pc/applied-patches.
          Thanks to Tommi Vainikainen <thv+debian@iki.fi> for the report and the
          patch. Closes: #561237
        * Fix dpkg-buildpackage to set "parallel=" in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS instead of
          the invalid "parallel=-1" when option "-j" is given. Closes: #562038
        * Clarify how dpkg-source --print-format works and display messages on
          STDERR when the requested format is discarded. Closes: #560391
        * Add ${misc:Depends} in all Depends fields.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Allow again new lines in dpkg-source and dpkg-genchanges on substvar and
          maintainer arguments.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix Dpkg::Index::get() and remove(). Thanks to Roderich Schupp
          <roderich.schupp@googlemail.com> for the patch. Closes: #558595
        * Modify implementation of "3.0 (quilt)" source format to not be
          behave differently depending on whether quilt is installed or not.
          The option --without-quilt is thus gone and dpkg-source creates
          and relies on the .pc directory to know whether patches are applied
          or not. Closes: #557667
        * Add new dpkg-source option --single-debian-patch supported by the source
          format "3.0 (quilt)" so that it behaves more like 1.0 and its single diff
          that is constantly updated with all upstream changes. Useful if the
          workflow is VCS based and can't generate a full patch set.
        * dpkg-source now uses debian/source/patch-header as header of the automatic
          Debian patch in format "3.0 (quilt)".
        * Fix Debian changelog parser so that the trailer line is again checked.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Avoid usage of IO::String in dpkg-scanpackages, rely on Dpkg::IPC
          instead to directly get a pipe file descriptor. Closes: #557013
        * Put "3.0 (quilt)" in the default list of formats tried by dpkg-source
          after "1.0" and before "3.0 (native)".
        * Let dpkg-source fail if several upstream orig.tar files are available
          (using different compression scheme) since we don't know which one
          to use.
        * Add missing "use Dpkg::Gettext" in Dpkg::Changelog::Entry::Debian.
          Closes: #557668
        * When building "3.0 (quilt)" source packages, use QUILT_PATCH_OPTS="-t -F 0
          -N -u -V never -g0" so that quilt is as strict as dpkg-source's internal
          implementation of quilt. Closes: #557664, #558233
        * Before accepting to build a 3.0 (quilt) source packages, ensure that
          debian/patches is a directory (or non-existing) and that
          debian/patches/series is a file (or non-existing). Closes: #557618
        * Dpkg::IPC::fork_and_exec() now includes the changed environment
          variables in the default error message displayed when the sub-process
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Verify that the alternative used in update-alternatives --set has been
          registered instead of failing with an undefined value in the slave
          method. Closes: #554136
        * Strip leading spaces in the first line of a field's value in
          Dpkg::Control::Hash. Closes: #557547
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Change Dpkg::Version API to accept invalid versions by default and add
          is_valid() method. The boolean evaluation of a version object returns
          true if the version is valid, false otherwise.
        * Update dpkg-shlibdeps to always use Dpkg::Version now that it can
          contain the empty version string. Closes: #556786
        * Keep compatibility with perl 5.8 by avoiding the _ prototype.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix build failures due to off_t type mismatch caused by not including
          <config.h> first on the unit tests. Suggested by Pierre Habouzit and
          Julien Cristau, thanks!
      dpkg (1.15.5) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Remove obsolete conffiles on purge. Closes: #421367, #453005, #454628
        * Update list of binaries dpkg checks on the PATH.
          - Remove install-info, now a wrapper that will disappear soonish.
          - Add programs used by dpkg itself: sh, rm, find, tar and dpkg-deb.
        * Check and warn on duplicate conffiles in dpkg-deb. Closes: #131633
        * Make the upstream build system silent by default with automake 1.11 or
          newer, and always verbose when building the Debian packages.
        * Fix small leak when parsing ‘--ignore-depends’ option values.
        * Define compatibility WCOREDUMP only if the system does not have it.
        * When start-stop-daemon fails to set the io scheduling warn instead of
          finishing fatally. Closes: #553580
        * Update md5 file paths in debian/copyright.
          Thanks to Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>.
        * On ‘dpkg-trigger --help’ print the default admindir instead of the one
          passed on the command line.
        * Abort on configure if the required C99 extensions are not supported.
        * Add C coding style document.
        * Make dpkg as strict as dpkg-statoverride on input when validating the
          parsed data from the statdb.
        * Rewrite dpkg-statoverride in C.
        * Use C99 snprintf function family semantics to avoid having to call them
          in a loop to grow the varbuf buffer. This should reduce memory usage and
          be slightly faster on varbufprintf calls.
        * Use the size from stat to allocate the buffers for readlink, instead of
          indefinitely calling readlink and growing the buffer. This should reduce
          memory usage when handling lots of symlinks, and be slightly faster.
        * Rework varbuf API to avoid increasing buffers indefinitely when adding
          content to them, regardless of space being already available.
        * Fix build macros to allow start-stop-daemon to use TIOCNOTTY.
        * Generate the autoconf version from git to make it easier to see when a
          snapshot version is being used.
        * Add infrastructure for doxygen, for now not installed anywhere.
        * Allow overriding the pkg-config path to ease cross-compilation.
          Suggested by Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no>.
        * Fix spelling errors in the Catalan translation. Closes: #553328
          Thanks to Robert Millan.
        * Update the FSF postal address in the source code license headers by
          replacing it with a URL to the gnu.org page.
        * Fix a file descriptor leak in dpkg-deb.
          Reported by Raphael Geissert <atomo64@gmail.com>.
        * Fix resource leaks on error conditions in compat scandir.
        * Add a new status-fd action when disappearing a package. Closes: #537338
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Add versioned dependency on base-files (>= 5.0.0) to dpkg-dev to ensure
          that /etc/dpkg/origins/default exists. Closes: #545274
        * Update Standards-Version to 3.8.3 (no changes needed).
        * Major changes to the perl API:
          - Dpkg::Control is now Dpkg::Control::Info
          - Dpkg::Cdata is gone and is replaced by a new Dpkg::Control
          - Dpkg::Control::Fields contains authoritative information
            about fields allowed in various types of control information
            (and can be customized by each vendor). It also integrates
            information that was previously available through Dpkg::Deps.
          - Dpkg::Changelog has been split in multiple modules and largely
            modified to offer an interface that is now more in line with the
            other modules.
        * All dpkg-* perl programs that work with control information have been
          updated to use the new Dpkg::Control interface.
          In this process, dpkg-scanpackages has been fixed to not skip non-standard
          fields. Closes: #494136
        * Create Launchpad-Bugs-Fixed directly in the changelog parsing code thanks
          to a new vendor hook post-process-changelog-entry. Closes: #536066
        * Integrate dpkg-ftp into dselect. Add the required Replaces and Conflicts.
        * dpkg-scanpackages/dpkg-scansources now supports compressed override files.
        * dpkg-scanpackages now supports a new --medium option as needed to
          generate Packages.cd file for consumption by the multicd dselect access
          method. Closes: #402527
        * Integrate dpkg-multicd into dselect. Add the required Replaces and
          Conflicts. The dpkg-scanpackages fork is dropped. Closes: #516631
        * Fix bashisms in dselect multicd access method. Closes: #530070
        * Add support of "xz" compression method for source packages. Add dependency
          dpkg-dev → xz-utils to ensure xz and unxz are available.
        * Fix dpkg-source --include-binaries to correctly compute the path name of
          the discovered binary files. Closes: #554612
        * Remove extra quoting that should not be there while passing an exclude
          file to git ls-files during build of 3.0 (git) source package.
          Thanks to Courtney Bane for the patch. Closes: #551829
        * Optimize dpkg-source -b by avoiding many diff calls when not required.
          Thanks to Mike Hommey for the idea. Closes: #554689
        * Add new option --print-format to dpkg-source to be able to know by advance
          the source format that would be used during a build.
        * Modify dpkg-source -b to use default build options from
          debian/source/options. Thus it's now possible to have sticky options, for
          example for the choice of a compression method (--compression=<comp>).
        * dpkg-source outputs the list of upstream files modified by the diff.gz
          (applies only to source packages using format 1.0). Closes: #482166
          It also recommends usage of 3.0 (quilt) format during dpkg-source -b if it
          detects changes to upstream files that are stored in the .diff.gz.
        * Add DEP-3 compliant headers to automatic patches created by dpkg-source
          in 3.0 (quilt) source format. Closes: #543581
        * Switch dpkg to source format "3.0 (native)" with bzip2 compression.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Italian (Milo Casagrande). Closes: #548615, #555806
        * Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz). Closes: #548541
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz). Closes: #548541
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * French translation error fixed (Christian Perrier)
          Thanks to Pietro Battiston for spotting it. Closes: #545446
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz). Closes: #548541
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz). Closes: #548541
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=medium
        * Do not mark any package as unseen in dselect. This is a workaround
          until it learns how to store such information again. Closes: #545366
      dpkg (1.15.4) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Call _g instead of g_ in dpkg-name.
        * Fix inverted logic when deciding to assume the architecture in dpkg-name
          when the package didn't have such field.
        * Do not take into account Revision and Package_Revision fields in dpkg-name
          and dpkg-scanpackages as they have been handled already by “dpkg-deb -I”.
        * Switch dpkg-scansources to use Dpkg::Cdata instead of duplicating the
          .dsc parsing code. As a side effect it now handles properly bogus files.
        * Do not remap obsolete fields in dpkg-scanpackages as they have been
          handled already by “dpkg-deb -I”.
        * Properly mark packages being purged for disappearance from the database.
          This will make the status database not be left behind with traces of old
          not-installed packages. Closes: #472208
        * On parse mark not-installed leftover packages for automatic removal from
          the database on next dump. This obsoletes the --forget-old-unavail option,
          thus making it now a no-op. Closes: #33394, #429262
        * Document “hold” under package selection states instead of flags in dpkg(1).
        * Remove trailing ‘/’ and ‘/.’ from the directory name to be used as the
          package name on “dpkg-deb -b”. Closes: #218018, #373602
        * Remove obsolete ‘hold’ and ‘hold-reinstreq’ internal status flags.
        * Add fakeroot to dpkg-dev Recommends. Closes: #536821
        * Fix an always false test when trying to decide which package to deselect
          to resolve a dependency problem in dselect.
        * Add uClibc Linux support to ostable and triplettable. Closes: #455501
        * Add uClinux support to ostable and triplettable.
          Thanks to Simon Richter <sjr@debian.org>.
        * When aborting due to file conflicts print the version of the conflicted
          package. Closes: #540019
        * Remove double slash in database path visible to the user in some error
        * Stop matching sparc64-*-* GNU triplets with sparc Debian architecture.
        * Add support for config.d style directories in dpkg and dselect,
          (/etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d and /etc/dpkg/dselect.cfg.d respectively).
        * Define DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_ARCH on the maintainer script environment to the
          architecture the package got built for.
        * Document DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_PACKAGE maintainer script environment variable
          in dpkg man page.
        * Document DPKG_RUNNING_VERSION maintainer script environment variable
          in dpkg man page.
        * Change po4a usage to not create unwanted changes depending if doing out or
          in-tree builds.
        * Use po4a “--previous” support when updating the man pages.
          Suggested by Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>.
        * On configuration error print file name and line number.
        * Allow quoting values in configuration file options.
        * Add new --pre-invoke and --post-invoke hooks in dpkg.
        * Add new --control-path command to dpkg-query.
        * Use ohshit on bad version syntax in --compare-versions.
        * Add Multi-Arch to the list of known binary package fields for dpkg-dev.
          Thanks to Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>.
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Replace install-info by a wrapper around GNU's install-info. The wrapper
          will be dropped in squeeze+1. dpkg now Breaks: old versions of
          info-browsers that do not depend on the new install-info package
          that provides the real functionality. Closes: #9771, #523980
          See https://wiki.debian.org/Transitions/DpkgToGnuInstallInfo for details.
        * Fix dpkg's preinst in case /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives contains unexpected
          sub-directories. Closes: #535138
          And also when one of the file doesn't contain correct alternatives
          information (improper number of lines). Closes: #537558
        * Upgrade Standards-Version to 3.8.2 (no changes).
        * Update deb-substvars(5) to list fields that do not support substvars.
          Closes: #535353
        * Fix dpkg-parsechangelog to include all entries with -v0 parameter.
          Closes: #537800
        * Fix update-alternatives to mention the correct slave link that can't
          be installed due to a conflicting file instead of quoting the master link.
        * Add support for extra override file in dpkg-scanpackages. Thanks to Robert
          Millan for the patch. Closes: #537559
        * Add support for extra override file in dpkg-scansources.
        * Document format of extra override file in a new manual page
        * Update sample in dpkg-gensymbols(1) to give an accurate listing of
          64 bit arches. Thanks to Julien Cristau for the patch. Closes: #540382
        * Create /etc/cron.daily/dpkg to handle the backup of
          /var/lib/dpkg/status in /var/backups. This is taken out of the cron
          package and need no conflicts/breaks as the code does nothing if
          the current status file is already backuped. Thanks to Leo 'costela'
          Antunes <costela@debian.org> for the patch. Closes: #541412
        * Change behaviour of dpkg --merge-avail to not update a package's
          information if the version provided is older than the one already listed
          in the available file. Thanks to Ian Jackson
          <ian@davenant.greenend.org.uk> for the patch. Closes: #496114
        * dpkg-architecture can now export DEB_{HOST,BUILD}_ARCH_{BITS,ENDIAN}
          (pointer size and endianness):
          - cputable (in dpkg) modified to contain those information
          - dpkg-dev depends on dpkg (>= 1.15.4) to ensure that we have an updated
            cputable (and so that a versioned build-dependency on dpkg-dev is enough
            to use this new feature)
          Closes: #531307
        * Split overly long Binary: field values over multiple lines. This is
          allowed since policy 3.8.3. Closes: #494714
        * Improve performance of dpkg-shlibdeps by caching minimal version
          associated to each library in Dpkg::Shlib::SymbolFile. Thanks to
          Jiří Paleček <jpalecek@web.de> for the patch.
        * Slightly improve dpkg-source(1) by giving the section name that we're
          referring to. Closes: #544037
        * Fix translation error in German manpage of dpkg-buildpackage. Thanks
          to Joachim Breitner <nomeata@debian.org>. Closes: #541829
        [ Modestas Vainius ]
        * Provide a meaningful label for dpkg-gensymbols diff.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Asturian (Marcos Alvarez Costales). Closes: #535327
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Italian (Milo Casagrande). Closes: #536538
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #542254
        * Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #537742
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #542254
        * Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #537741
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann), proofread by Jens Seidel.
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French completed (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #542254
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        [ Modestas Vainius ]
        * Fix wildcard support in symbol files. Closes: #536034
      dpkg (1.15.3) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Unset TAR_OPTIONS when extracting .deb archives.
        * Use default compressor values in dpkg-source from Dpkg::Source::Compressor.
        * Fix dpkg-scanpackages to properly detect spurious overrides.
        * Rewrite dpkg-name in perl.
        * Do not close already closed files in some error conditions in libdpkg.
        * Use the correct units (KiB) in dpkg-split when referring to partsize.
        * Document in dpkg-statoverride(8) that mode needs to be specified in
          octal. Closes: #534551
        * Mark argument names in dpkg-statoverride.1 in italic.
        * Explicitly pass field argument to Dpkg::ErrorHandling::unknown().
        * Move unknown() from Dpkg::ErrorHandling to Dpkg::Fields.
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Unset TAR_OPTIONS when creating/extracting tar archives for source
          packages. Closes: #530860
        * Add cleanup of all invalid (master) alternatives in preinst script.
          Closes: #530633, #531611, #532739, #521760
        * Let update-alternatives fix a manual alternative with a dangling symlink
          by switching it to automatic mode. Closes: #529999
        * Add missing paragraph separator in dpkg-buildpackage(1). Thanks to Per
          Andersson <avtobiff@gmail.com>. Closes: #532769
        * Fix English mistake (“as you request” → “as you requested”) in several
          places. Thanks to David Stansby for the patch. Closes: #533171
        * Support tags before symbols in symbols file contained in source packages.
          The first two tags are "optional" (use it to not fail if the symbol might
          disappear from the library without breaking the ABI) and "arch" to
          restrict the set of architectures where the symbol is supposed to exist.
          Thanks to Modestas Vainius <modestas@vainius.eu> for the patch.
          See dpkg-gensymbols(1) for more information. Closes: #521551
        * Do not include #MISSING lines in symbols files integrated in binary
          packages. Closes: #526251
        * Assume an implicit version of "Base" for all unversioned symbols
          that are merged into a SymbolFile. Closes: #533181
        * Add new tag "ignore-blacklist" to force-include symbols which are
          normally blacklisted. This can be useful for libgcc to include symbols
          that the toolchain allows being shared but that are often static (and
          hence are blacklisted for this reason). Closes: #533642
        * In dpkg-source, explicitly pass --keyring ~/.gnupg/trustedkeys.gpg to
          gpgv as it does not use it if other --keyring parameters are given.
          Closes: #530769
        * In dpkg-vendor, allow using dashes instead of spaces in vendor
          filenames. Closes: #532222
        * Skip dpkg-genchanges' warning about lower version numbers for backports
          (recognized by ~bpo or ~vola in their version number). Closes: #525115
        * Support all checksum algorithms in dpkg-scanpackages/dpkg-scansources.
          Closes: #533828
        * Fix dependency parsing code in Dpkg::Deps to not accept "foo\nbar"
          even if foo is valid. Closes: #534464
          Thanks to Andrew Sayers for spotting the problem.
        [ Joachim Breitner ]
        * Warn about unused substvars in dpkg-gencontrol. Closes: #532760
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Catalan (Jordi Mallach). Closes: #532109
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #534831
        * Simplified Chinese (Deng Xiyue). Closes: #531387
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg (1.15.2) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix FTBFS on GNU/Hurd due to a mismatched define usage in
          start-stop-daemon. Closes: #530446
        * Remove obsolete priorities support from dselect.
          Thanks to Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>.
        * Fix bashism (“echo -e”) in dselect disk setup method. Closes: #530071
        * Properly parse fdisk output in dselect disk setup method.
        * Fix memory leaks due to not destroying some pkg iterators.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Asturian (Marcos Alvarez Costales). Closes: #529889
        * Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #529857
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.15.1) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Fix dpkg-genchanges to not include the additional upstream tarballs
          when they are not desired (specific to source packages using format 3.0
        * Call quilt only once to apply all patches instead of once per patch
          when building 3.0 (quilt) source packages. Closes: #518453
        * Fix dpkg-shlibdeps so that it works again when analyzing binaries
          outside of package's directory. Closes: #518687
        * Modify dpkg-shlibdeps to let shlibs.local override symbols files too.
        * Drop support of debian/control's “Format” field used by dpkg-source while
          it's not too late. Instead debian/source/format should be used to indicate
          the desired source package format.
        * Update deb-triggers(5) and dpkg-trigger(1) to add a reference to
          /usr/share/doc/dpkg/triggers.txt.gz. Closes: #519717
        * Avoid perl warnings in dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-genchanges when the
          Architecture field is missing in a binary package. Closes: #510282
        * Modify Dpkg::Version::check_version() to not die by default.
          Closes: #510615
        * dpkg-source now ignores all possible vi swap file extensions (and not
          only .swp). The corresponding exclude pattern for -I also got tightened to
          only catch filenames starting with a dot. Closes: #515540
        * dpkg-gencontrol displays a better error message when an ORed dependency
          is used in a union field like Conflicts, Replaces or Breaks.
          Closes: #489238
        * dpkg-source's signature check is now done with gpgv if possible and
          timeouts if not completed within 10 seconds. Closes: #490929
          When using gpg, use --no-default-keyring to be consistent with gpgv's
          behaviour to not use the user's keyring. Closes: #440841
        * Update dpkg-dev dependencies: Closes: #472942
          - Move gnupg to Recommends. It's needed to sign .dsc and .changes.
          - Add gpgv to Recommends. Useful to check signatures of extracted packages.
          - Add debian-maintainers to Suggests. Together with debian-keyring they
          contain all the GPG keys required to verify official Debian packages.
        * Drop /etc/dpkg/origins as it's taken over by base-files (see #487437).
        * Fix dpkg-shlibdeps to properly initialize a symbol-based dependency
          even when some symbols are associated with a (fake) version "0". Such a
          version means that the symbol has always existed in all versions of the
        * When dpkg delegates to dpkg-query or dpkg-deb to do the actual work, add
          the "--" marker to explicitly document the end of options so that
          arguments starting with a dash are not interpreted as options.
          Closes: #293163
          Thanks to Bill Allombert for the patch.
        * dpkg now correctly refuses empty parameters when an integer value is
          wanted. Closes: #386197 Based on a patch by Bill Allombert.
        * Fix a mistake in the french translation of dpkg's manual page.
          Thanks to Jonathan Gibert. Closes: #522032
        * Fix dpkg-source to not die when uncompressor processes are killed by
          SIGPIPE due to tar closing the pipe without exhausting all the data
          available. Closes: #523329
        * dpkg-gencontrol now handles properly (empty) dependencies which contain
          only spaces. Closes: #522787
        * dpkg-source now accepts additional tarballs (in format "3.0 (quilt)")
          with a "component" name containing dashes. Closes: #524376
        * Fix dpkg-source to not complain on binary files that are ignored and are
          not going to be included in the debian tarball of a "3.0 (quilt)" source
          package. Closes: #524375
        * Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.1 (no change required).
        * Do not store usernames and group names in tarballs created by dpkg-source,
          they are anyway ignored at unpack time. Closes: #523184
        * Fix update-alternatives to not remove real files installed in place of
          an alternative link when the corresponding alternative is fully removed.
          Closes: #526538
        * Add a new dpkg-vendor tool to query vendor information stored in
          /etc/dpkg/origins. It can be used in debian/rules to enable different
          behaviour depending on the current vendor at the time of the build.
          Closes: #498380
          Modify dpkg-buildpackage to not set the DEB_VENDOR environment variable,
          packages should use the dpkg-vendor program instead.
        * Ensure that the automatic patch created in format "3.0 (quilt)" is always
          well registered with quilt even when it's updated by a new call to
          dpkg-source. Thanks to Goswin von Brederlow for the initial patch.
          Closes: #525858
        * Do not update/create debian/patches/.dpkg-source-applied during build,
          it's only meant to document what patches have been applied at extraction
          time. Closes: #525835
        * Let dpkg-buildpackage add the missing execute right on debian/rules if
          needed. Display a warning when it happens. Closes: #499088
        * Allow combining -nc and -S in dpkg-buildpackage but display a warning
          saying that it's not advised. Closes: #304404
        * Let dpkg-buildpackage error out with subprocerr() when dpkg-checkbuilddeps
          is interrupted/killed by a signal. Closes: #498734
        * Fix dpkg-buildpackage/dpkg-genchanges to properly interpret option -v0.
          Closes: #475916
        * Improves how dpkg-parsechangelog handles non-existing versions
          in its --since, --until, --to, --from options. Approximate the intent
          by selecting the nearest version instead. Closes: #477638
        * Update dpkg-parsechangelog's documentation to make it clearer that spaces
          are not allowed between single characters options and their values.
          Closes: #494883
        * Don't let dpkg-scanpackages complain about missing overrides when
          no overrides file has been given. Closes: #468106
          Thanks to Piotr Engelking for the patch.
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix typo in dpkg output (for ‘unexpected’). Closes: #519082
          Thanks to Ivan Masár.
        * Sync archtable with architectures currently present in Debian sid.
          - Remove m68k.
          - Add kfreebsd-i386 and kfreebsd-amd64.
        * Add avr32 to cputable. Closes: #523456
        * Detect the curses headers to use instead of hardcoding them.
        * Make dpkg-source do not set arch:any in .dsc on arch-restricted packages.
          Thanks to Philipp Kern <pkern@debian.org>. Closes: #526617
        * Add '.hgtags' to the default dpkg-source -i regex and -I pattern.
          Closes: #525854
        * Use backticks instead of non-portable make $(shell) function in automake.
        * Do not install dselect and start-stop-daemon man pages when the programs
          have been disabled from configure.
        * Move Debian specific keyrings to the Debian vendor class and change the
          Ubuntu vendor class to inherit from it.
        * Do not set the Arch substvar in dpkg-source, avoiding generating warnings
          when there's no compiler present. Closes: #526132
        * Preserve faulting errno when printing reason in start-stop-daemon fatal
        * Only print fatal errno string in start-stop-daemon if it was non-zero.
        * Print the valid values for the IO scheduler class in start-stop-daemon
          --help output.
        * Print a warning when using obsolete '--print-installation-architecture'.
          Closes: #528171
        * Remove obsolete --largemem and --smallmem dpkg options.
        * Remove obsolete --force-auto-select dpkg option.
        * Remove obsolete priorities support from dpkg.
        * Remove obsolete 822-date program.
        * Do not right justify the database reading progress percent counter.
        * Remove deprecated status on substvars for dpkg-source dpkg-genchanges,
          and stop producing warnings.
        * Make deprecated dpkg-scanpackages --udeb option produce a warning.
        * Change dpkg-source --help output to state there's no default substvar
          file to match reality.
        * Warn in start-stop-daemon if the argument to --name is longer than the
          supported kernel process name size. Closes: #353015, #519128
        * Do not warn in dpkg-deb when parsing unknown fields with the “Private-”
          prefix. Based on a patch by Nils Rennebarth. Closes: #353040
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * Dpkg::Version: Remove unnecessary function next_elem which just
          replicates the standard shift behaviour.
        [ Colin Watson ]
        * Add "keyrings" vendor hook, used by dpkg-source to allow vendors to
          supply additional keyrings against which source package signatures will
          be verified. Implement this for Ubuntu. Closes: #525834
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Added programs translations ]
        * Asturian (Marcos Alvarez Costales). Closes: #519478, #519813, #519998
        * Esperanto (Felipe Castro). Closes: #523023
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #519084
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #526659
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg (1.15.0) experimental; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Do not suggest manually changing the alternative symlinks on
          update-alternative's verbose mode. Closes: #412487
        * Refactor subprocess signal setup.
        * Mark and coalesce similar strings for translation.
        * Add '.be' to the default dpkg-source -i regex. Closes: #481716
          Based on a patch by Ben Finney.
        * Fix link order when using libcompat.a and libintl.a by placing them after
          libdpkg.a. Based on a patch by Martin Koeppe. Closes: #481805
        * Remove duplicate program name from dpkg-trigger badusage output.
        * Trim trailing slash and slash dot from 'dpkg -S' arguments when those
          are path names, but not on patterns. Closes: #129577
        * Fix the support for passing more than one --status-fd option to dpkg.
          Until now only the last one was being used.
        * Replace realloc plus error checking usage with m_realloc.
        * Add '.hgignore' to the default dpkg-source -i regex and -I pattern.
          Closes: #485365
        * Support diverting files when origin and destination are on different file
          systems. Based on a patch by Juergen Kreileder. Closes: #102144, #149961
        * Do not silently enable --rename on dpkg-divert --remove. Closes: #160848
        * Do not allocate memory when lstat fails during package upgrade.
        * Properly lstat the correct file when using --root on package upgrade.
          Thanks to Egmont Koblinger. Closes: #281057
        * Print a longer string when a disallowed field value is found when parsing.
        * Use $(filter ...) instead of $(findstring ...) to extract space separated
          options from DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS in debian/rules.
        * Do not leave new conffile as .dpkg-new when it has been diverted, also
          properly activate the file trigger for the diverted conffile.
          Based on a patch by Timothy G Abbott. Closes: #58735, #476899
        * Improve comment on BUGS section in dpkg-deb.1 about lack of authentication
          and checksum support in .deb files. Closes: #492052
        * Use a troff special character for the copyright symbol on man pages.
        * Mark program names in dpkg-trigger.1 in bold.
        * Unmark dselect debug messages for translation.
        * Use a the warning function to uniformly print all warning messages.
        * Properly use internerr to report about programming bugs.
        * Do not log repeated strings when the write call wrote partial data.
        * Change dir to / after chroot when using --instdir.
          Thanks to Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com>. Closes: #509578
        * Make dpkg log files user readable. Closes: #480556
        * Clarify in the start-stop-daemon man page that the signal sent by default
          is TERM not KILL. Closes: #507568
        * Warn in dpkg-deb man page that -x will modify the extraction directory
          permissions. Closes: #502496
        * Make start-stop-daemon behave the same way whether --chuid gets a user
          name or a uid. Closes: #368000
        * Add new option --procsched to start-stop-daemon to be able to set the
          process scheduling policy and priority. Closes: #175740
        * Add initial C unit test suite for libdpkg.
        * Sanitize --status-fd output by replacing newlines with spaces.
          Closes: #505172
        * Remove unneeded cpio dependency from dpkg-dev.
        * Add kopensolaris support to ostable and triplettable. Closes: #509312
        * Document in deb.5 in detail the currently supported format, ar member
          names, types of tar archives and data.tar members.
        * Print correct feature name on «dpkg --assert-*» failures.
        * Add progress reporting to dpkg while reading the file list database.
          Based on a patch by Romain Francoise.
        * Add new option --iosched to start-stop-daemon to be able to set the
          IO scheduling class and priority. Closes: #443535
          Thanks to Chris Coulson <chrisccoulson@googlemail.com>.
        * Add tar format detection support to the internal extractor.
        * Add support for ustar long names using the prefix field. Closes: #474092
        * Code refactoring and cleanup, some of the major changes include:
          - Use standard interfaces instead of ad-hoc ones.
          - Fix memory leaks.
          - Fix compilation warnings.
          - Constify string members in structures and arguments in functions.
          - Make local functions static.
          - Remove unused functions, macros and variables.
          - Fix and cleanup libcompat broken replacement implementations.
          - Reduction of module interdependencies.
          - Rename function and variable names to make them more clear.
          - Cleanup and split of header files.
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Enhance dpkg-shlibdeps' error message when a library can't be found to
          include the ELF format of the desired library. Closes: #474671
        * dpkg-gensymbols now refuses empty values for the -v -P and -e
        * Update dpkg(1) to refer to conffile whenever we speak of configuration
          file handled by dpkg. Thus harmonize vocabulary with the policy. Thanks
          to Helge Kreutzmann <debian@helgefjell.de>. Closes: #381219
        * Improve error message stating that dpkg is unable to create a file so that
          it also refers to the real filename instead of the non-diverted name only.
          Thanks to Daniel Hahler for the patch. Closes: #457135
        * dpkg-gencontrol can now again read the control file from its standard
          input with "-c-". Closes: #465340
        * Add DEB_VENDOR environment variable in the build environment to be able
          to change behaviour dynamically depending on the vendor of the current
          system (or target system when the user overrides DEB_VENDOR by setting
          it himself). Closes: #457371
        * dpkg-shlibdeps give less strong warnings for symbols not found in NEEDED
          libraries when the shared library is a non-public directory and is likely
          to be a plugin. Closes: #481165
        * Clarify list of packages displayed by dpkg --get-selections and
          dpkg-query -l. Thanks to Jidanni. Closes: #487455
        * Document -A option in dpkg-buildpackage(1). Closes: #482834
        * Add some warning concerning the available file and the related commands.
          They are mostly obsolete for APT users. Closes: #481185
        * Add new option --listpackage to dpkg-divert. Thanks to Timothy G Abbott
          <tabbott@MIT.EDU> for the patch. Closes: #485012
        * Add new option --require-valid-signature to dpkg-source. Closes: #390282
        * In dpkg-query(1) document the origin of the various fields and warn that
          they are not always available. Closes: #488293
        * Improve error message in install-info when the file doesn't exist.
          Thanks to Thomas Hood <jdthood@yahoo.co.uk>. Closes: #107098
        * Use description of installed package as fallback in dselect.
          Based on a patch from Bruce Sass <bmsass@shaw.ca>. Closes: #21659
        * Reduce memory usage of dselect by avoiding usage of a big infopad.
          Thanks to Michel Lespinasse <walken@zoy.org> for the patch.
          Closes: #395140
        * Largely improve and update dpkg-buildpackage's manual page.
        * Clarify two points in dpkg-source(1). Closes: #490693
        * Support RUNPATH exactly like RPATH in dpkg-shlibdeps. Closes: #502258
          Thanks to Javier Serrano Polo <jasp00@terra.es>.
        * Set Standards-Version to 3.8.0 (no changes needed).
        * Drop some unneeded lintian overrides.
        * Fix a chmod call in dpkg-source to not fail when POSIXLY_CORRECT is set.
          Closes: #506028
        * Optimize dpkg-shlibdeps by caching parsed symbols files and
          objdump objects. Thanks to Modestas Vainius <modestas@vainius.eu> for the
          patch. Closes: #503954
        * Add new framework to hook vendor-specific logic (see
          module Dpkg::Vendor::Default).
        * Add Ubuntu vendor object implementing lookup of launchpad bugs in
          changelogs and a safety-check for Maintainer fields of forked packages
          (launched during source build). Closes: #426752, #499924
        * Improve behaviour of update-alternatives --config. Thanks to
          Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org> for the initial patch. We can know
          select between manual and auto in --config and --all. Closes: #392430
        * Fix update-alternatives to not switch to manual mode an alternative
          with a broken symlink (instead let the current action fix it).
          Also ensure that a message is displayed by default when such a switch is
          made. Closes: #141325, #87677
        * Fix update-alternatives' logic to rename files. It failed to ignore errors
          in some cases where it wanted to when the source file didn't exist.
          Closes: #99870
          This also makes update-alternatives less noisy when this happens since we
          don't call mv when we know that it's going to fail.
          Closes: #98822
        * Properly remove inappropriate slave links in update-alternatives even when
          we switch to manual mode with --set or --config. Closes: #388313
        * Modify update-alternatives to always remove the alternative group when the
          last alternative is removed (even in manual mode).
        * Ensure that update-alternative --install fix the links if the alternative
          installed is the one currently selected. Closes: #100135
        * Let update-alternatives deal with empty files in its administrative
          directory by ignoring them. Closes: #457863
        * Add new --target and --as-root options to dpkg-buildpackage to call
          any debian/rules target with the proper build environment.
          Closes: #477916
        * Move update-alternatives, dpkg-divert and dpkg-statoverride to /usr/bin
          but keep compatibility symlinks in /usr/sbin for the squeeze release
          until all maintainer scripts are fixed (see
          Closes: #216606
        * Use dh_lintian to install lintian overrides. Build-Depends on debhelper
          (>= 6.0.7) for this. Update debhelper compatibility level to 6 at the same
        * Drop cleanup-info script.
        * Reset umask to 0022 in dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-gensymbols to ensure that
          files created in the DEBIAN directory have sane permissions.
          Closes: #516481
        * Rewrite update-alternatives (so that we can understand it again) and
          implement new features on top of it:
          - the --config output is now sorted. Closes: #437060
          - it now logs information to /var/log/dpkg.log. Closes: #445270
          - it forbids reusing master alternative as slave and vice-versa.
            Closes: #342566
          - it forbids reusing alternative links managed by other alternatives
          - new sanity checks on --install parameters. Closes: #423176
          - install slave link only if the corresponding slave file is available.
            Closes: #143701
          - new option --get-selections to export the configuration of all
            alternatives. It's a simple way to discover the name of all available
            alternatives. Closes: #273406, #392429
          - new option --set-selections to reconfigure a set of alternatives in
            a single command.
        * Document in update-alternatives(8) how one can repair all broken
          alternatives with a single command. Closes: #250258, #395556
        * Modify dpkg-gensymbols to replace #PACKAGE# on the fly while installing
          symbols files so that package having libraries whose name varies between
          architectures do not need to hardcode the package name. Closes: #517264
        [ Pierre Habouzit ]
        * Add a --query option to update-alternatives. Closes: #336091, #441904
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz). Closes: #514106
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz). Closes: #514106
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
        * Korean (Changwoo Ryu).
        * Romanian (Eddy Petri?or)
        * Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #514490
      dpkg (1.14.25) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix typo in package description (for 'provides').
          Thanks to Pascal De Vuyst <pascal.devuyst@gmail.com>. Closes: #510755
        * Do not lose conffiles while replacing them from another package on the
          same install run. Closes: #513857
          As a side effect this fixes the following symptoms:
          - Do not do unneeded conffile prompts when it wasn't locally changed.
          - Do not ensure (and thus do not output debug information) that the
           .dpkg-new and .dpkg-tmp directories for an existing directory do not
            exist. Closes: #80416
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * dpkg-deb now always produces GNU tarballs inside .deb and ignores
          TAR_OPTIONS. Closes: #513863
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #506092, #509851
        * Simplified Chinese (Deng Xiyue). Closes: #506177
        * Traditional Chinese (Tetralet). Closes: #513312
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #509852
        * Norwegian Bokmål (Hans F. Nordhaug).
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #509904
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Add missing space in French translation.
          Thanks to Cyril "Oeil de lynx" Brulebois.
      dpkg (1.14.24) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Fix parsing of objdump output (by dpkg-shlibdeps) in a special case where
          the symbol name is separated only with a single space. Closes: #506139
        * Fix dpkg-shlibdeps behaviour when Build-Depends-Package is used in the
          symbols file. It was merging all dependency templates into the generated
          dependency instead of simply modifying the minimal version. Thanks to
          Modestas Vainius <modestas@vainius.eu>. Closes: #507346
        * Fix dpkg-source to correctly extract a source package even when called
          from a non-writable directory when a target directory has been specified
          on the command line. Closes: #507217, #507219
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Do not allow installing packages with non-obsolete conffiles owned by
          other packages without a proper Replaces field. Closes: #508392
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Galician (Marce Villarino). Closes: #509887
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Galician (Marce Villarino). Closes: #509150
        * Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #509424
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Improve German translation.
      dpkg (1.14.23) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Blacklist "__gnu_local_gp" symbol for dpkg-gensymbols. Closes: #500188
          Thanks to Thiemo Seufer <ths@debian.org>.
        * Important bugfix in dpkg-gensymbols for people using includes in symbol
          files: the current object didn't flow back from the included file to
          the including file.
        * Fix Dpkg::Version comparison code. Closes: #504135
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Untangle fatal abort condition from the “too many errors” one in the
          archives and packages processing loop. Closes: #367226
        * Abort on unrecoverable fatal errors instead of continuing execution, as
          the recovery code assumed the execution would not be reaching it again
          and some times bogus update files were created either with incompletely
          written content or with '#padding' lines. Closes: #497041, #499070
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Brazilian Portuguese (Felipe Augusto van de Wiel).
        * Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure). Closes: #505910
        * French (Christian Perrier)
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Greek (Emmanuel Galatoulas). Closes: #498585
        * Japanese (Kenshi Muto).
        * Korean (Changwoo Ryu). Closes: #505777
        * Norwegian Bokmål (Hans F. Nordhaug).
        * Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #505869
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #499028, #505735
        * Romanian (Eddy Petri?or).
        * Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #506024
        * Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino). Closes: #505836
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Fix typo in Russian. Closes: #499736
        * Fix wrong translation in French. Closes: #504123
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.14.22) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * The last "small fix" actually broke conversion of source packages to
          "3.0 (quilt)" format when they have local changes and no pre-existing
          quilt series file. Now always provide a valid name in QUILT_SERIES.
          Closes: #496920
        * Fix permissions of the automatically generated patch in "2.0" and "3.0
          (quilt)" format. They were improperly set to 0600 due to tempfile()
          and were not reset to a sane value. Closes: #496925
        * Fix dpkg-gensymbols to not scan (real) directories accessed through a
          symlink contained in the build tree as they may well not be part of
          the package (with absolute symlinks). It was already skipping symlinks
          (since for similar reasons.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #496753
        * Brazilian Portuguese (Felipe Augusto van de Wiel).
        * Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).
        * Norwegian Bokmal (Hans Fredrik Nordhaug). Closes: #497309
        * Swedish (Daniel Nylander and Peter Krefting).
        * Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #497893
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Swedish (Peter Krefting).
      dpkg (1.14.21) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Small fix in "3.0 (quilt)" source format when using non-standard name
          of the quilt series.
        * Handle debian.tar.gz files like diff.gz in dpkg-buildpackage and
          dpkg-genchanges to detect the kind of upload.
        * Add "armel" to /usr/share/dpkg/archtable. Closes: #487768
        * Modified Dpkg::BuildOptions to recognize and use spaces as separator
          in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS (in order to conform with the Debian policy
          ruling established in #430649). Closes: #486937
        * Fix dpkg-source to not use -i and -I by default with "1.0" source
          packages. Closes: #495138
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * When loading the status file fix up any inconsistent package in state
          triggers-awaited w/o the corresponding package with pending triggers.
          Closes: #487637, #486843, #489068
        * Fix --no-act in triggers related code. Closes: #495097
        * Do not assert when dpkg stops processing packages due to too many
          errors occurred while configuring or removing packages.
          Thanks to Ian Jackson <ian@davenant.greenend.org.uk>. Closes: #483655
        * Move lzma from dpkg Suggests to Pre-Depends. Closes: #456332
        * Match description of -si option in dpkg-buildpackage to the one in
          dpkg-genchanges. Closes: #493743
        * Close --status-fd file descriptors on exec, so that they are not
          inherited by the children. Closes: #471488, #487684
        * State that the preferred front-end is aptitude and replace one instance
          of dselect usage with apt-get. Closes: #483785
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Florent Usseil).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #490076
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #490905
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Korean (Changwoo Ryu).
        * Romanian (Eddy Petri?or).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #488689
        * Simplified Chinese (Deng Xiyue). Closes: #496176
        * Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #488903, #495505
        * Thai (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan). Closes: #488090
        [ Added programs translations ]
        * Lithuanian (Gintautas Miliauskas). Closes: #493326
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Romanian (Eddy Petri?or).
      dpkg (1.14.20) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Change UTF-8 '©' to '(C)' in deb-version.5 (unfuzzy translations).
        * Document --force-breaks in 'dpkg --force-help' output.
        * Document triggers --debug values in dpkg.1. Thanks to Sven Joachim.
        * Improve package descriptions for dpkg, dpkg-dev and dselect.
          Thanks to Justin B Rye for the review and corrections. Closes: #484002
        * When dpkg-divert does renames do no check the target file if the source
          does not exist and the rename is thus being disabled. This also allows
          removing bogus diversions. Closes: #476973, #469033
        * Properly close triggers 'File' file, so it does not get leaked to children.
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Add missing 'use File::Path' in Dpkg::Source::Package::V3::quilt.
        * Use debian/patches/debian-changes-<version> (without the trailing ".diff")
          as default name for the automatic patch created by the format "3.0
          (quilt)". This ensures a saner cohabitation with patch systems that
          apply all of debian/patches/*.{diff,patch}.
        * Improve patch parser to accept more patches that are accepted by patch
        * Correctly skip comments in quilt series files (concerns "3.0 (quilt)" source
          packages). Closes: #486323
        * The automatically created patches (in source package formats "2.0" and
          "3.0 (quilt)") will now contain "/dev/null" as previous filename when the
          patch creates a new file (instead of putting the same name).
        * Set PERL_DL_NONLZY to 1 in perl scripts that are likely to be called in
          package's configuration scripts to work around the perl bug #479711.
        [ Helge Kreutzmann ]
        * Fix a typo in dselect.1.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #481043
        * Brazilian Portuguese (Felipe Augusto van de Wiel).
        * Catalan (Jordi Mallach). Closes: #383448
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * Galician (Jacobo Tarrio). Closes: #483441
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Norwegian Bokmal (Hans Fredrik Nordhaug). Closes: #480626
        * Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
        * Simplified Chinese (Deng Xiyue). Closes: #483143
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        * Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #481199
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Brazilian Portuguese (Felipe Augusto van de Wiel).
        * Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
      dpkg (1.14.19) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix a double-free by setting scontext to NULL after calling freecon.
          Based on a patch by Russell Coker. Closes: #474339
        * Add missing import of internerr in Dpkg::Source::Patch.pm.
          Thanks to Marco d'Itri. Closes: #479205
        * Consider also custom Package-Type fields when printing warnings in
          dpkg-gencontrol. Closes: #452273
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Add missing import of subprocerr in Dpkg::Source::Package. Thanks to Sven
          Joachim for the patch.
        * Handle symlinks better when deciding if dpkg-source has to copy the
          original tarball in the current extraction directory. Closes: #475668
        * Fix the dpkg-source error message about unrepresentable changes to
          source because the type of a file changed (new and old were inverted).
        * Fix dpkg-genchanges to detect udeb based on Package-Type control
          header instead of file extension analysis on uploaded files.
          Closes: #476113
        * Fix dpkg-source to grant correct permissions to tarballs of native
          source packages. Closes: #477784
        * Add Conflicts: devscripts (<< 2.10.26) to ensure that people are
          using versions of debsign/mergechanges that support the Checksums fields
          in *.dsc and *.changes.
        * Cleanup the various Conflicts/Replaces fields to remove references
          to package that have disappeared before sarge (this includes dpkg-doc-ja,
          dpkgname, and dpkg-static which has never officially been built).
          dpkg-iasearch has been kept as popcon still reports a few installations.
        * Collapsed multiple conflicts of dpkg with old versions of dpkg-dev
          in a single Conflicts: dpkg-dev (<< 1.14.16).
        * The "3.0 (quilt)" source package format now parses correctly series files
          with patch options and warn if something else than -p1 is used.
        * Change the way dpkg-source finds the perl object to use to unpack/build
          a source package to ignore the minor part of the Format: version.
          For example "1.0" and "1.1" would both map to Dpkg::Source::Package::V1
          instead of ::V1_0 and ::V1_1 before. Similarly "3.0 (quilt)" now maps to
          ::V3::quilt instead of ::V3_0::quilt.
        * Fix changelog parser to not fail when an unexpected changelog entry
          appears without the preceding heading line. Closes: #478925
        * Change the "2.0" and "3.0 (quilt)" source packages to refuse by default
          binary files in the debian sub-directory. They have to be whitelisted
          through debian/source/include-binaries. Closes: #473041
        * Make sure triggers are activated when a file is removed in a directory
          shared by multiple packages. Closes: #479850
        [ Helge Kreutzmann ]
        * Minor fixes and clarifications to man pages.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Brazilian Portuguese (Felipe Augusto van de Wiel). Closes: #480579
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * French (Florent Ussel).
        * Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #478827
        * Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #478897
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Polish (Wiktor Wandachowicz).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #479142
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Brazilian Portuguese (Felipe Augusto van de Wiel).
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #478802
        * Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #479007
      dpkg (1.14.18) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Bump po4a version in Build-Depends to 0.33.1-1, as usage of UTF-8
          in original man pages was causing build failures. Closes: #473498
        * Add triggers documentation to dpkg-dev. Closes: #473449
        * Add deb-triggers.5 and dpkg-trigger.1 man pages, and document new
          statuses and options in dpkg.1.
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * When dpkg-source builds a source package of Format: 2.0 or 3.0 (quilt) it
          applies the patches before the build if
          debian/patches/.dpkg-source-applied doesn't exist. This file is created
          during extraction if patches are applied, and is auto-excluded from the
          debian tarball. This enables on-the-fly conversion of source packages from
          Format: 1.0 to Format: 3.0 (quilt) without manual intervention of the
          user. This feature can be disabled with the option --no-preparation.
        * The dpkg-source option --skip-patches disables application of patches
          during extraction of source packages using Format: 2.0 or Format: 3.0
        * Ensure the Files field is last in *.dsc and *.changes. This is a
          work-around for some braindead dsc parsers (dupload and sbuild for
          instance, see #473518 and #470440).
        * Initialize dependencies for libraries having symbols files with the
          smallest minimal version listed in the symbols file instead of using
          an unversioned dependency. It's the only way to ensure the library
          presence if it wasn't available in all versions of the package that ever
          existed. Closes: #474079
        * Don't use the -p option of diff for Format: 1.0 source packages.
          dpkg-source of sarge doesn't accept data after @@. Closes: #474417
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * German. (Sven Joachim).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
        * Simplified Chinese (Deng Xiyue). Closes: #473523
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        * Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #473726
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
      dpkg (1.14.17) experimental; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Replace strdup plus error checking usage with a new m_strdup function.
          Closes: #379028
        * Add new keybinding in dselect to restore all selections back to
          whatever's currently installed. Closes: #151540
          Thanks to Colin Watson.
        * Use system timersub and fix timeval normalization in multiplication in
          start-stop-daemon. Thanks to Andreas Påhlsson. Closes: #462225
        * Cosmetic fixes to start-stop-daemon output and man page. Document that
          --chuid will change the group even if it has not been specified. Add
          EXIT STATUS and EXAMPLE sections to man page. Thanks to Justin Pryzby.
        * Add Raphaël Hertzog to Uploaders, and remove Brendan O'Dea and
          Christian Perrier with their permission.
        * Use functions from libcompat when those are not provided by the system.
          - Add strnlen to libcompat.
          - Link programs against libcompat which provides obstack. Closes: #142042
        * Change dpkg-gencontrol to not output the Homepage field on udeb.
        * Reintroduce 'no-debsig' back in dpkg.cfg to avoid failing to install any
          package when debsig-verify is installed. Closes: #311843
        * Fix some small memory leaks. Closes: #469520
          Thanks to Sean Finney.
        * Correct broken dselect logic for self-conflicting packages.
          Thanks to Ian Jackson.
        * Implement 'Breaks' properly in dselect. Closes: #448946
          Thanks to Ian Jackson.
        * Fix erroneous description of Breaks in dselect output.
          Thanks to Ian Jackson.
        * Allow compilation with --disable-nls on systems without libintl.h where
          a non glibc claims to be glibc. Closes: #465420
        * Fix crash when a .deb file becomes unreadable while dpkg is starting.
          Thanks to Ian Jackson. Closes: #255882
        * Few file descriptor cleanup and error handling fixes.
          Thanks to Ian Jackson. Closes: #443338
        * Move test suite invocation to a new check target in debian/rules.
        * Add support for nocheck DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS in debian/rules, so that the
          dpkg test suite can be skipped if desired.
        * Improve log and status-fd output by printing more status change updates
          and actions. Thanks to Ian Jackson.
        * Implement triggers support. Thanks to Ian Jackson.
          Closes: #17243, #68981, #215374, #217622, #248693, #308285
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Add a warning displayed by dpkg-genchanges if the current version is
          smaller than the previous one. Closes: #4655
        * Add -d and -c options in dpkg-checkbuilddeps to override
          build-depends/conflicts. Closes: #114774
        * Include list of libraries in dpkg-gensymbols' warning about new/lost
        * Add -R option to dpkg-buildpackage so that one can replace the usual
          "debian/rules" by something else. Closes: #355654
        * Always list all binary packages in the Description: field of .changes
          files. It's nice for reviewers and mentors.debian.net was using this field
          on source only uploads to display short description of what the package is
        * Handle the case when the library has a different SONAME than the one used
          to find it. Closes: #462413
        * Fix Dpkg::Version and Dpkg::Fields::Object to import _g() from
          Dpkg::Gettext. Thanks to Adam Heath and Olivier Berger for spotting
          this. Closes: #465651
        * Change PATH during make check to look into build directories containing
          dpkg and the related scripts. Thanks to Mike Frysinger. Closes: #466957
        * Some lintian cleanup:
          - add overrides for some useless I: tags
          - drop unused overrides
          - updated several manual pages to fix hyphen-used-as-minus-sign
          - fixed manpage-has-errors-from-man in several manual pages
          - removed empty debian/dpkg.prerm
        * Removed old upgrade code from dpkg's preinst and postinst which only
          concerns upgrading from dpkg version older than the one in oldstable
          already. And thus we get rid of old the last usage of read in those
          scripts (fixes lintian's warning read-in-maintainer-script).
        * Removed sorting of dependencies in dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-source. But
          kept it for all other fields (Enhances, Conflicts, Replaces, Breaks,
          Build-Conflicts and Build-Conflicts-Indep).
        * Instead changed dpkg-shlibdeps to sort the dependencies generated in
          ${shlibs:*} variables.
        * Changed the logic of simplification of dependencies: if any dependency
          must be discarded due to another dependency appearing further
          in the field, the superseding dependency will take the place of the
          discarded one. Added a test case for this.
        * dpkg-shlibdeps properly accounts usage of symbols provided by private
          libraries without SONAME. Closes: #469838
        * Add a new warning to dpkg-shlibdeps when a library NEEDED is in fact
          not used by any of the binaries analyzed. Closes: #472332
        * Add a new --warnings=<value> option to select the set of warnings to
          activate. By default, do not activate the warning about useless
          libraries at the binary level (instead the new warning above is activated
          by default: it's less strict and more useful).
        * dpkg-source has been heavily refactored to make it easier to support
          multiple source package formats. Several new source package formats have
          been added:
          - the format "2.0" is the original wig&pen
          - the format "3.0 (quilt)" is based on 2.0. It uses a tarball for the
            debian directory and can thus include binary files. Binaries
            outside of the debian directory can be also included if they
            are listed in debian/source/include-binaries (and option
            --include-binaries will generate this file automatically).
            Closes: #4588, #4628
          - thus it will also preserve timestamps on Debian-provided
            documentation like README.Debian. Closes: #366555
          - it handles an explicit series of patches and the patch can thus be
            named without constraints. Patches can contain arbitrary
            headers/comments between file chunks. Closes: #363018
          - it ignores changes on a number of temporary and VCS-specific files
            by default. Closes: #203792, #323909
          - the patches in debian/patches can remove files. Closes: #12564
          - the patches are applied at unpack time. Closes: #463048
          - the formats "3.0 (quilt/native)" don't include VCS directories by
            default. Closes: #435126
          - the format "3.0 (custom)" can be used to create a source package
            containing arbitrary files. It's useful for helper tools that can
            generate the files by themselves in a more efficient way
            (like all the *-buildpackage tools). Closes: #246918
          - the formats "3.0 (git/bzr)" are experimental formats based
            on corresponding VCS repositories. Thanks to Joey Hess and Colin Watson
        * dpkg-source has a new --no-check option. It disables GPG check and
          checksums checks. Closes: #220758
        * dpkg-shlibdeps is now able to look into directories containing libraries
          used by cross-built binaries provided that the right environment variable
          are set. Closes: #453267
        * Change default value of LDFLAGS (set by dpkg-buildpackage) to ''
          instead of '-Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions'. It's safer at this point of the
          release cycle.
        * dpkg-buildpackage will set PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR (but not override an existing
          value) in case of cross-compilation so that pkgconfig finds .pc files
          in the directory specific to the target architecture. Closes: #439979
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * Add a warning in dpkg-buildpackage if the build-dependencies are not
          satisfied during -S. Closes: #445552
        * Add a missing space in the German scripts translation. Closes: #463398
        * Add improved deb-shlibs.5 manual page by Zack Weinberg. Closes: #466135
        * dpkg-buildpackage exports some build related environment variables
          now. Based on a patch by Matthias Klose. Closes: #465282
          (See dpkg-buildpackage(1) and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DistCompilerFlags
           for details)
        * Add support for use of SHA1 and SHA256 checksums in .dsc and
          .changes files. Information will be available in Checksums-Sha{1,256}
          fields. .changes format version increased to 1.8.
        * Link dselect against libncursesw. Closes: #466321
        * Forward port a patch from the old changelog parser to the new
          one that got lost during the transition. '+' and '.' can now
          be used in distribution names yet again. Reported by dann frazier.
          Closes: #467470
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Korean (Changwoo Ryu).
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        * Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
        * Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #471342
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        * Thai (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan). Closes: #468916
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #462403
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        * Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=medium
        * Let dpkg-gensymbols skip directories which are just symlinks when scanning
          the package build dir.
        * Bump urgency to medium to compensate lost days in testing migration due to
          the two last uploads.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix dpkg-gensymbols handling of #include so that one can include multiple
          times the same file and have it properly taken into account.
        * Add many armel-specific symbols to dpkg-gensymbols' blacklist.
          Closes: #462318
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Import capit in Dpkg::Cdata from Dpkg::Fields. Closes: #462172
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Remove the ":utf8" layer that utf8-encodes already valid utf8.
          Closes: #462098
        * Disable variable substitution in dpkg-genchanges. Closes: #462079, #462089
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Make start-stop-daemon set the supplementary groups if the real user or
          group are different than the ones we should switch to. Closes: #462075
        * Fix segfault in start-stop-daemon when using --group w/o --chuid (as
          a side effect, using --group alone works for the first time in years).
          Closes: #462072
        * Fix timeout computations for start-stop-daemon --retry option. This has
          not worked properly for a long time (maybe never), but came to light
          due to #460903's fix. Closes: #462104
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Change uid after changing gid and initializing supplementary groups in
          start-stop-daemon. Closes: #462018
        * Change temporary dpkg Breaks on dpkg-dev (= 1.14.13) and (= 1.14.14)
          to Conflicts, so that users from etch can upgrade to sid (or lenny
          once dpkg has migrated).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Add libtimedate-perl to dpkg-dev's Depends and to Build-Depends.
          Reported by Aurelien Jarno. Closes: #461875
      dpkg (1.14.16) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add build-essential as an implicit Build-Depends in dpkg-checkbuilddeps.
          Closes: #402901
        * Add build-essential to dpkg-dev Recommends.
        * Do not warn about unrecognized Homepage field in binary package stanzas
          in dpkg-genchanges and dpkg-source. Closes: #460309
        * Do not use the enoent helper binary, and use perl POSIX module instead.
        * Keep checking for the process when start-stop-daemon is called with
          --retry even if the daemon removed the pidfile. Closes: #460903
          Thanks to Justin Pryzby for the analysis.
        * Make --quiet silence --test in start-stop-daemon. Closes: #367998
        * Check current uid and gid in start-stop-daemon before calling setuid,
          setgid and initgroups. Closes: #222524
          Based on a patch by Samuel Thibault.
        * Remove unimplemented --test option from update-alternatives.
          Closes: #392432, #461247
        * Additionally check if errno is EEXIST after rmdir(2), as SUSv3 specifies
          that on non-empty directories it can either return that or ENOTEMPTY.
          This fixes run time problems on Solaris.
        * Fix start-stop-daemon --help output to state that --name is one of the
          possible required options to use. Closes: #354999
        * Demote dselect from priority important to optional. Closes: #461327
        * Fix portability issues on HP-UX, by not using backticks inside double
          quotes in m4 files. Closes: #24514
        * Switch Maintainer address to <debian-dpkg@lists.debian.org> from
        * Add README.feature-removal-schedule describing the features to be removed
          and README.api describing the provided APIs.
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * Make the -L option of dpkg-parsechangelog actually work (it's
          only been eleven years...)
        * Import the code from my external Parse::DebianChangelog as
          Dpkg::Changelog and Dpkg::Changelog::Debian. Using this
          from parsechangelog/debian adds the following requested
           - Option to use a non-lossy format. Closes: #95579
           - Various options to better control how many entries
             should be displayed. Closes: #226932
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Replaced all the remaining code in controllib.pl by new modules. All
          scripts have been adjusted to use the new modules and controllib.pl has
          been removed.
        * The code to parse debian/control is available in a perl module
          Dpkg::Control. Closes: #26554
        * Temporarily add a Breaks: dpkg-dev (= 1.14.13), dpkg-dev (= 1.14.14) on
          dpkg for the convenience of sid users. Closes: #459815
        * Update dpkg-source(1) to explain better what the directory after -b is.
          Closes: #323606
        * Also force version in ${binary:Version} if dpkg-gencontrol -v<version>
          is used. That way we're consistent with the definition of that variable
          in deb-substvars(5). Closes: #433477
        * Add support of Dm-Upload-Allowed field. Closes: #453400
        * Fix dpkg-shlibdeps' filtering of duplicated dependencies in fields of
          lesser priority (when -d is used).
        * Fix behaviour of dpkg-shlibdeps when the same binary was passed multiple
          times for use in different dependency fields (-d option).
        * Change logic of -si option of dpkg-genchanges to include the original
          tarball only if the current upstream version differs from the upstream
          version of the previous changelog entry. Replaces the heuristic based
          on revision number (-0, -0.1 or -1). Closes: #28701
        * Some code refactoring on dpkg-genchanges and bug fixes in the generation
          of the Description: field. As a result, source only uploads will no more
          have Description fields.
        * Add support of wildcard entries in symbols files. This makes it much
          simpler to write symbols files for well managed libraries but in that case
          dpkg-gensymbols can't check any more if symbols have disappeared.
          Closes: #459359
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Fix typo in French. Closes: #460021
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #459565
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German, Basque, Norwegian Bokmål, Swedish, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese,
          Galician unfuzzied.
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #460708
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #460709
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
      dpkg (1.14.15) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Make sure {dpkg-dev,dselect}.preinst are included in the source tarball.
          Closes: #452730
        * Blacklist armel-specific symbols in dpkg-gensymbols. Reported by Riku
          Voipio. Closes: #457964
        * Fix typos in various manpages. Patch from A. Costa. Closes: #458276
        * Make dpkg-shlibdeps choose the right symbols files when we have several
          debian/*/DEBIAN/symbols for a given soname. Closes: #458860
        * Add a -S<pkgbuilddir> option to dpkg-shlibdeps to indicate a package build
          tree to scan first when trying to find a needed library.
        * Change dpkg-gensymbols to mark symbols that disappeared with #MISSING
          instead of #DEPRECATED, it's clearer for people.
        * Fix Dpkg::Shlibs::Objdump to properly take into account R_*_COPY
          relocations. Closes: #454036
        * Explain better the order in which postinst/prerm scripts are called
          between a package and its dependencies. Thanks to Nicolas François and
          Helge Kreutzmann for their suggestions. Closes: #379641
        * Fix Dpkg::BuildOptions so that dpkg-buildpackage doesn't double all
          options in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS when called with the -j parameter.
          Closes: #453656
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Move compression related variables to a new Dpkg::Compression module.
        * Remove disabled, obsolete and quite incomplete Hebrew translations.
        * Revert dpkg-dev versioned dependency bump on dpkg >= 1.14.13 back to
          >= 1.14.6, as the compression variables are now in a module in dpkg-dev.
        * Do not display garbage in dselect on monochrome terminals, by setting
          a missing ncurses character attribute. Closes: #155741, #157093
          Thanks to Sven Rudolph.
        * Do not loop endlessly in dselect with very long package descriptions.
          Closes: #179320, #342495
          Thanks to John Zaitseff.
        * Ignore wrapped lines in install-info when matching section titles.
          Closes: #214684
          Thanks to Andreas Metzler and Ian Zimmerman.
        * Do not use strdup for execvp arguments. Closes: #379027
        * Do not print 'failed to kill' warning in start-stop-daemon when polling
          the pid. Closes: #157305, #352554
          Thanks to Samuel Thibault.
        * Properly print build message in dpkg-buildpackage for lzma and bzip2
          compressed sources. Closes: #458519
        * Promote bzip2 Recommends to Depends for dpkg-dev. Closes: #458521
        * Add lzma to dpkg-dev Depends.
        * Do not automatically enable -j if DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS contains parallel=n,
          and allow overriding its value from the environment. Closes: #458589
        * Fix Dpkg::BuildOptions to parse all options in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS, so
          that dpkg-buildpackage called with -j preserves unrecognized options.
        * Fix several signed vs unsigned value comparisons that were making some
          code to never be executed.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #459223
        * Norwegian Bokmål (Hans Fredrik Nordhaug). Closes: #457918, #458732
        * Simplified Chinese (Deng Xiyue). Closes: #459018
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        * Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #459016
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
      dpkg (1.14.14) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix override disparity: set priority of dselect to important.
        * Add libio-string-perl to Build-Depends as it's needed by a non-regression
          test (fix FTBFS, thus a quick upload).
        * Make dpkg-dev depend on dpkg (>= 1.14.13) as the latest Dpkg.pm is needed
          for dpkg-source.
      dpkg (1.14.13) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * Add an own manpage for Dpkg's version format. Mostly stolen
          from policy. Closes: #373003
        * Fix control file parsing for field values starting with a colon.
          Apparently nobody ever needed this until Vcs-Cvs came along.
          Closes: #453364
        * Copy the usr/share/doc directory to dpkg-dev and dselect (Instead
          of using symlinks). The space requirements are minimal and adding
          the needed dependencies to comply with policy would be way more
          inconvenient. Pointed out by Rene Engelhard. Closes: #452730
        * Allow more than one arch and more than one type of a package
          in debian/files. Parts of the patch by Goswin von Brederlow
          and Bastian Blank. Closes: #356299, #377400, #229143
        * Allow building only architecture independent packages (-A).
          Closes: #109794, #200454
        * Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.3 (no changes)
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * When dpkg-shlibdeps finds a lib in a directory which is just a symlink to
          another directory that is also considered, remember the other directory
          name as the canonical one. Closes: #453885
        * dpkg-shlibdeps doesn't warn any more about libm.so.6 being unused if the
          binary is also linked against libstdc++ since g++ always add an implicit
          -lm. Closes: #454616
        * Included files in symbols files (via #include) do no more need to repeat
          the header line. Closes: #455260
        * Tweak the sort algorithm between dependencies so that intervals
          are displayed as "a (>= 1), a (<< 2)" instead of the opposite.
          Closes: #455520
        * Extend format of symbols files to support arbitrary fields of
          meta-information. First field is Build-Depends-Package used to extract the
          version requirement possibly encoded in the Build-Depends field and make
          sure that the generated dependency is at least as strict as this one.
        * Fix dpkg-gensymbols to not update version info of a deprecated symbol.
          Closes: #457739
        * Fix dpkg-source's behaviour with options -sk -sK -sp -sP. Closes: #457784
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Ignore the man pages when building without NLS support. Closes: #457673
        * Fix perl warnings:
          - Check for undefined values when reading from the alternative db.
        * Properly handle symlinks for alternatives with nonexistent slave links.
          Closes: #76295, #246906, #433567, #451872, #220044, #392440, #441021
          Closes: #443241
          Based on a patch by Daniel Leidert <daniel.leidert@wgdd.de>.
        * Fail when diverting to a non existent directory. Closes: #245562
          Thanks to Flavio Stanchina <flavio@stanchina.net>.
        * Refactor update-alternatives.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier, as this was trivial).
        * Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña). Closes: #456984
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Frédéric Bothamy).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Japanese (Kenshi Muto). Closes: #455841
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
      dpkg (1.14.12) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Add -I<file> option to dpkg-gensymbols to force the usage of a specific
          symbols file.
        * Dpkg::Shlibs::find_library() now returns canonicalized paths.
        * dpkg-shlibdeps always tries the realpath() of a lib as fallback when
          trying to identify the package of a lib (and not only for symlinks).
        * dpkg-shlibdeps doesn't fail any more if it can't find unversioned
          libraries on the presumption that they are just private libraries. Outputs
          a warning instead.
        * Expand the dpkg-shlibdeps manual page with explanations concerning
        * The environment variable DPKG_GENSYMBOLS_CHECK_LEVEL can be used to force
          dpkg-gensymbols to use a precise level of checks. Closes: #452022
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Define several private functions and variables as static.
        * Move extern declarations to header files and stop defining them as extern.
        * Unify parsing of Section and Priority in dpkg-gencontrol with Homepage.
        * Switch dpkg-scanpackages to use the new Dpkg::ErrorHandling and
          Dpkg::Versions modules.
      dpkg (1.14.11) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * dpkg-shlibdeps now ignores the lack of dependency information in some
          specific cases (instead of failing):
          - when the library is in the same package than the binary analyzed
          - when the library is not versioned and can't have a shlibs file
        * dpkg-shlibdeps now only displays 10 warnings about symbols not found for
          each binary and a count of skipped warnings. Closes: #452318
        * dpkg-shlibdeps: optimize "dpkg -S" lookups by caching results, patch
          from Aaron M. Ucko <ucko@debian.org>. Closes: #452577
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix dpkg-scanpackages to properly support an optional override file.
          Closes: #452621
      dpkg (1.14.10) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * dpkg-shlibdeps now correctly identify private libraries (avoid many
          warnings with perl/python modules). Closes: #452338
        * Move capit() to a Dpkg::Fields module and use it in dpkg-shlibdeps.
          Closes: #452262
        * Add more debug messages to dpkg-shlibdeps to ease collecting information
          in case of problems.
        * dpkg-shlibdeps now accepts again empty dependencies in shlibs files.
        * dpkg-shlibdeps will try harder to identify packages providing a library
          by looking up dpkg -S on the realpath of any symlink to a library.
          Closes: #452339
        * dpkg-source now correctly identifies the extension of the
          orig.tar.{gz,bz2,lzma} file and won't unexpectedly create "Format: 2.0"
          .dsc files.
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add support for Package-Type in dpkg-name.
        * Restore cross compilation support by honouring the environment host and
          arch variables to override the default values on the dpkg-dev scripts.
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson)
        [ Added scripts translations ]
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson)
      dpkg (1.14.9) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Fix bad behaviour of Dpkg::Path::get_pkg_root_dir() and adjust
          dpkg-shlibdeps accordingly. Closes: #452012
        * Fix Dpkg::Deps to accept empty fields. Closes: #452013
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.14.8) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Raphaël Hertzog ]
        * Heavy rework of dpkg-shlibdeps:
          - Support "symbols" files to generate finer-grained dependencies.
            Those files can be created by the new dpkg-gensymbols command.
            Closes: #430367
          - Uses now all paths in RPATH (instead of only the first).
            Closes: #395942
          - Support parsing include directives in /etc/ld.so.conf. Closes: #431597
          - Libraries are also searched in the public directories of packages
            being built and thus debian/shlibs.local can effectively define
            dependencies for libraries that are being built. Closes: #80340
          - "symbols" files use the full SONAME as key instead of splitting it in
            (name, version) like in the "shlibs" format. This allows binaries to
            be linked with unversioned libraries and not fail. Note that
            unversioned libraries are still a very bad idea.  Closes: #48208
          - dpkg-shlibdeps now supports '-x<package>' options that can be used to
            exclude packages from generated dependencies (use with care though).
            Closes: #41907, #109954
          - If dpkg-shlibdeps doesn't find any dependency information for a
            shared library that is actively used, then it will fail. This can be
            disabled with the option '--ignore-missing-info'. Closes: #10807
        * Switch perl programs to use the new Dpkg::Deps module. This changes the
          behaviour of dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-source which will rewrite and
          simplify dependencies and build dependencies as possible. Multiple
          dependencies on the same package are replaced by their intersection.
          Closes: #178203, #186809, #222652
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * Add $(MAKE) check to build target
        * Allow using other compressions than gzip on dpkg-source -b
          (NOTE: this will result in a Format: 2.0 source package!).
          Closes: #382673
        * Various small fixes to the manpages suggested by Helge Kreutzmann.
          Closes: #445858
        * Fix Dpkg::BuildOptions (and thereby dpkg-buildpackage) to really
          set DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS. Found by Daniel Shepler. Closes: #446119
        * Change some ' in shell code in dpkg-source.1 and dpkg-query.1 to
          proper \(aq. Reported by Daniel van Eeden. Closes: #447476
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Use shipped perl modules when calling perl programs at build time.
        * Switch perl programs to use the new Dpkg::ErrorHandling and Dpkg::Arch
          perl modules.
        * Add support for format strings in Dpkg::ErrorHandling functions.
        * Move build and host arch detection code from dpkg-architecture to
        * Add initial udeb support:
          - Support new fields Package-Type, Subarchitecture, Kernel-Version
            and Installer-Menu-Item. Closes: #383916
          - New '--type' option for dpkg-scanpackages.
        * Make dpkg-dev Conflict on dpkg-cross << 2.0.0 which was sourcing
          dpkg-buildpackage expecting it to be a shell script. Closes: #445852
        * Get rid of undefined macros from man pages. Thanks to Colin Watson
          for the analysis.
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        [ Added programs translations ]
        * Thai (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan). Closes: #446501
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * Galician (Jacobo Tarrio). Closes: #446624
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #446278
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann). Closes: #448354
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Added scripts translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann). Closes: #448353
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
      dpkg (1.14.7) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add back $dpkglib into @INC, needed by the controllib.pl require in
          822-date. Closes: #440962
        * Document in dpkg-scanpackages that apt now requires Packages.bz2 in
          preference to Packages.gz. Closes: #440973
        * Stop recognizing the obsolete Optional field when building packages.
        * Use fakeroot, if present, by default to gain root privileges in
        * Fix typos in dpkg-deb.1 and start-stop-daemon.8. Closes: #441051
          Thanks to A. Costa.
        * After '<prerm> remove' fails and while doing the error unwinding, if
          the '<postinst> abort-remove' call succeeds, preserve the old status
          instead of unconditionally setting it to 'Installed'. Closes: #432893
          Thanks to Brian M. Carlson.
        * Add Vcs-Browser and Vcs-Git fields to debian/control.
        * Add a Homepage field to debian/control (to be changed later when
          there's a more formal site).
        * Allow comparing unsupported architectures for equality and identity.
          Based on a patch by Frank Lichtenheld. Closes: #427210
        * Document Origin and Bugs fields in deb-control.5. Closes: #173463
        * Do not replace substvars for build dependencies (it was not supported
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * Add _MTN to dpkg-source -i default regex. Suggested by Jari Aalto.
        * Convert dpkg-buildpackage to a Perl script.
          Fix some bugs in the new script detected in experimental:
          Closes: #444362
        * dpkg-buildpackage accepts a -j<n> option now which will set
          MAKEFLAGS(-j<n>) and DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS(parallel=<n>) accordingly.
          parallel=<n> in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS will be passed to MAKEFLAGS as
          well. Based on an idea by Robert Millan. Closes: #440636
        * Allow dpkg-source -I without a pattern which will load a default
          list of pattern similar to -i without regexp. Patch by
          Jari Aalto. Closes: #440972
        * Rework documentation of dpkg-source's -i and -I options.
          Closes: #323911, #440956
        * Add --utf8-strings to gpg call in dpkg-buildpackage since
          that seems to be the better default. Suggested by Székelyi Szabolcs.
          Closes: #379418
        * Let dpkg-buildpackage error out early if the version number from
          the changelog is not a valid Debian version. Closes: #216075
        * Fix dpkg-source to create correct diffs for files with spaces in
          their name (apparently we don't have many of those ;).
          Based on a patch by Marcel Toele. Closes: #445380
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #440859
        * Danish (Claus Hindsgaul). Closes: #441106
        * French (Frédéric Bothamy).
        * German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #440537
        * Nepali (Shiva Prasad Pokharel). Closes: #437825
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #441113
        * Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
        * Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #440502
        * Korean (Sunjae Park). Closes: #443190
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        * Korean (Sunjae Park). Closes: #443191
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Correct a typo in the French translation. Closes: #443276
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
      dpkg (1.14.6) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * Synchronise usage information of dpkg, dpkg-deb, and
          dpkg-query man pages. This fixes some small mistakes
          and also Closes: #321520
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Man pages cleanup:
          - Some italics and bold fixes.
          - Unify ellipsis, argument separator, and remove redundant program name
            preceding the options.
          - Substitute 'FILES' header with 'SEE ALSO' in dpkg-buildpackage(1),
            and remove leftover string from man page split. Closes: #439306
          - Split option descriptions so that it gets easier to distinguish.
          - Unify author and copyright information formatting.
        * Move variables automatically modified at build time for the perl scripts
          to a new style perl module (Dpkg) and make all programs use it.
        * Switch 'dpkg-gettext.pl' to a new style perl module (Dpkg::Gettext).
        * Implement support for Breaks field. Closes: #379140
          Thanks to Ian Jackson.
        * Run the deconfiguration of each package to be deconfigured once, instead
          of once per each conflicting package being removed. Closes: #378003
          Thanks to Ian Jackson.
        * Do not segfault when the result from a 'dpkg-query -l' is bigger than
          the total number of current packages, and do not produce repeated
          results with overlapping patterns on 'dpkg-query -W'. Closes: #428427
        * Tightening dpkg-dev versioned Depends to dpkg 1.14.6, and dpkg Conflicts
          against << dpkg-dev 1.14.6, where the perl modularization started.
        * Do not print empty lines after 'Setting up ...' output. Closes: #392317
        * When a slave alternative is inapplicable do not attempt to create the
          slave link before removing it again. Closes: #411699
          Thanks to Ian Jackson.
        * Do not consider it a file conflict if the package contains a symlink
          to a directory where the existing symlink on-disk points to the
          same place. Closes: #377682
          Thanks to Ian Jackson.
        * Fix perl warnings:
          - When removing a non diverted file with dpkg-divert. Closes: #438416
        * Implement support for Homepage field. Closes: #142324
        * Ignore XB- fields instead of XC- fields from control file binary package
          stanzas in dpkg-genchanges.
        * Explicitly ignore all known fields from the control file source package
          stanza in dpkg-genchanges, instead of leaving unknown fields unwarned.
        * Implement support for Vcs-Browser, Vcs-Arch, Vcs-Bzr, Vcs-Cvs, Vcs-Darcs,
          Vcs-Git, Vcs-Hg, Vcs-Mtn and Vcs-Svn fields in control file source
          package stanza.
        * Implement support for Tag field.
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Frédéric Bothamy, Christian Perrier).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Dzongkha (Tshewang Norbu). Closes: #430931
        * Nepali (Shiva Prasad Pokharel). Closes: #435353
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #436147
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #436149
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
      dpkg (1.14.5) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add lpia support to ostable and triplettable.
        * Fix dpkg-source to not emit duplicated entries for the Architecture field
          in the .dsc file.
        * Fix dpkg-scanpackages to load the override file after having filled the
          packages information. Closes: #428169, #428470
        * Add '.shelf' to the default dpkg-source -i regex. Closes: #427827
          Thanks to Adeodato Simó.
        * Support a colon separated list of paths from the ELF RPATH field in
          dpkg-shlibdeps. Thanks to Jiří Paleček. Closes: #427988
        * Man pages cleanup:
          - Reference deb-substvars(5) instead of dpkg-substvars(5). Closes: #429182
          - Mark dpkg-* commands in bold.
          - Unify title header.
          - Remove an additional space in install-info(8) and mark gzip in bold
            and remove redundant reference to GNU.
          - Fix explanation of dpkg-source '-b' option, remove a reference to
            checking for a missing empty string argument, and add a reference
            to '-sX' arguments affecting the behaviour. Closes: #428167
          - Remove documented dpkg-gencontrol options in dpkg-source left over
            from the man pages split.
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * Fix typo in German translation of start-stop-daemon(8).
          Noted by Joachim Breitner. Closes: #430008
        * Correct permission and owner/group handling when extracting
          tar balls to match more the user's preferences instead of
          ours or the ones from the originator of the tar ball. Patch
          by Ian Jackson. Closes: #390915, #207289
        * dpkg-source warns now about new empty files since those will
          not be represented in the diff. Closes: #383394
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Estonian (Ivar Smolin). Closes: #427589
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
        * Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
        * Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino). Closes: #429958
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
      dpkg (1.14.4) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix perl warnings:
          - When unpacking a source package with -sp from a different directory
            than the one containing the tarball. Closes: #424998
        * Remove an unused variable in dpkg-statoverride by renaming it to the
          initially intended name. Closes: #425041
        * Fix loose regex in dpkg-source (/\.debian.tar/ -> /\.debian\.tar/).
          Thanks to Kylan Robinson. Closes: #425629
        * Revert change on 1.14.0 from Aaron M. Ucko. Trim down duped entries only
          when passing them to dpkg-query instead. Closes: #425641
        * Recognize again architecture wildcards. Closes: #424670
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #425776
        * French (Frédéric Bothamy).
        * Galician (Jacobo Tarrío).
      dpkg (1.14.3) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix perl warnings:
          - In dpkg-genchanges when called with -S. Closes: #423193
          - In architecture comparison operations. Closes: #423452
          - Fill slavepaths undefined entries with an empty string to guarantee
            they are always defined. Closes: #423140, #423451, #423544, #423555
        * Include the new split man pages deb-substvars.5, deb-override.5 and
          deb-shlibs.5 in dpkg-dev.
        * Fix deb-substvars.5 section to match reality.
        * Refactor update-alternatives.
        * Fix dpkg-divert to work again w/o specifying the '--divert' and
          '--package' or '--local' options. Closes: #423864
        * Document in install-info.8 that when no '--section' option is specified,
          install-info will try to use the INFO-DIR-SECTION entry from the info
          file. Add missing commas. Thanks to Kurt B. Kaiser. Closes: #397737
        * Disambiguate in install-info.8 the use of 'Info directory' with
          'Info dir file'. Closes: #420766
        * Document in deb-control.5 that the control file can have '#'-style
          comments. Closes: #406481
        * Make start-stop-daemon fork twice while daemonizing.
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * French (Frédéric Bothamy). Closes: #423392
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #423401
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #423403
      dpkg (1.14.2) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Remove bashisms in dpkg-buildpackage. Closes: #422239
        * Handle case in update-alternatives when there's no existing alternative
          to configure. Closes: #260987, #353252, #367717, #392431
        * Add solaris support to ostable and triplettable. Closes: #361866
        * Properly create the generic name symlink in update-alternatives for new
          alternatives. Closes: #422979
        * Include translations again, which disappeared due to a dirty source tree
          and a bogus Makefile.am for the man pages. Closes: #423029, #423085
      dpkg (1.14.1) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix partial upgrades by tightening dpkg-dev versioned Depends to
          dpkg 1.14.0, and dpkg Conflicts against << dpkg-dev 1.14.0, where
          the triplettable support first appeared. Closes: #422848
      dpkg (1.14.0) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Make the copyright information in dpkg-deb.1 and dpkg-split.1 match the
          one in the source. Thanks to Nicolas François. Closes: #379320
        * Allow dpkg-buildpackage to properly override '-b' when passed after '-B'.
          Thanks to Julian Gilbey. Closes: #397479
        * Move retrieval of uid and gid information from controllib.pl into a
          function, so that scripts not needing it do not execute that code.
          Based on a patch by Riku Voipio. Closes: #396884
        * Do not bail out in dpkg when building without start-stop-daemon support,
          by checking if the macro value is true instead of it being defined.
          Thanks to Mark Rosenstand.
        * Make all perl scripts use strict and warnings, to ease catching errors.
        * Refactor update-alternatives code, with the side effect that now commands
          on non existing link group files will return an error code (except
          for --remove, now). Closes: #273407
        * Add a missing newline to a warning message in dpkg. Closes: #390914
          Thanks to Ian Jackson.
        * Fix typo in variable name in dpkg-source which was causing it to not
          create directories when extracting the diff. Closes: #374645
        * Fix up and down keystrokes in the dselect help message. Closes: #383438
          Thanks to Sven Joachim.
        * Convert 822-date to be a simple wrapper around 'date -R'. 822-date is
          now deprecated and should not be used anymore. It might be removed
          sometime in the future. Closes: #31634, #367712, #314462
          Thanks to Frank Lichtenheld.
        * Add '.gitignore' to the default dpkg-source -i regex. Closes: #409566
          Thanks to Julien Cristau.
        * Add '.hg' to the default dpkg-source -i regex. Closes: #414794
        * Use l10n-friendlier strings to describe dependencies. Closes: #390916
          Thanks to Ian Jackson.
        * Change priority for dpkg-dev from standard to optional to match the
        * Do not use a build-stamp in debian/rules.
        * Fix confusing bottom status lines in dselect, unifying them by removing
          the method or package name and capitalizing. Closes: #9085
        * Check proper error value returned by BZ2_bzerror. Closes: #410605
        * Exit with an error instead of an assert if a file name is too long when
          building a .deb package. Closes: #393069
        * Exit with an error instead of an assert if the number of conflictors is
          exceeded. Remove bogus comments. Closes: #377855
        * Fix regular expression special-casing Origin, Bugs and Maintainer fields
          which was making X[SBC]- fields containing such strings to propagate into
          the .deb control file unprocessed. Thanks to Colin Watson.
        * Add support for '--admindir' in dpkg-buildpackage, dpkg-checkbuilddeps
          and dpkg-shlibdeps. Closes: #162348
        * Cleaning and format unification of manual pages.
        * Make the override-file argument to dpkg-scanpackages optional.
        * Refactor compression filtering code.
        * Split override file information from dpkg-scanpackages.1 into
          deb-override.5 manual page.
        * Split dpkg-source.1 into independent man pages, namely deb-substvars.5,
          deb-shlibs.5, dpkg-buildpackage.1, dpkg-distaddfile.1, dpkg-genchanges.1,
          dpkg-gencontrol.1, dpkg-parsechangelog.1 and dpkg-shlibdeps.1.
        * Support building binary packages with the member data.tar.lzma compressed
          with lzma.
        * Require gettext 0.16.1.
        * Show the epoch (if present) when displaying package versions.
          Closes: #107449, #179913, #345594, #393924, #405668
          Based on a patch by Jeffrey W. Baker.
        * Switch from pseudo-tags to usertags, and update the documentation.
        * Fix typo in German dpkg man page. Closes: #416167
          Thanks to Martin Weis.
        * Properly sort Uploaders field in generated .dsc files.
        * Reorder a bit the fields in output files.
        * Speed up dpkg-shlibdeps by avoiding doing a dpkg-query for duped
          libraries. Thanks to Aaron M. Ucko. Closes: #421290
        * Generalize source architecture handling by abstracting it through the new
          Debian triplet and the new triplettable.
        * Add armel support to ostable and triplettable. Closes: #414087
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
        * French (Frédéric Bothamy).
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        * Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
        * Simplified Chinese (Anthony Wong). Closes: #415320
        * Traditional Chinese (Anthony Wong). Closes: #415230
        [ Added programs translations ]
        * Estonian added (Ivar Smolin). Closes: #422404
        * Kurdish added (Erdal Ronahi). Closes: #418154
        * Marathi added (Priti Patil). Closes: #416810
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * German (German l10n team). Closes: #418528
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
      dpkg (1.13.25) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix year 2018 in changelog for Michael Alan Dorman's upload in 1998,
          which was confusing the changelog parsers. Closes: #402526
        * Document in its man page that update-alternatives requires cooperation
          from all packages dealing with the specific file. Closes: #396338
          Thanks to Tomas Pospisek <tpo_deb@sourcepole.ch>.
        * Require POSIX inside subprocerr in controllib.pl. Closes: #390636
          Thanks to Brendan O'Dea <bod@debian.org>.
        * Support extracting lzma compressed source and binary packages,
          and add a Suggests on package lzma. Closes: #347715
        * Add '/emul/ia32-linux' biarch paths to dpkg-shlibdeps. Closes: #403216
        * Remove non-modified /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg configuration file when upgrading
          from versions 1.9.21 through 1.10.28, to avoid getting prompted about
          conffile changes. Closes: #398061
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Chinese (Traditional, Asho Yeh).
        * Korean (Sunjae Park). Closes: #394135, #404938
        * Norwegian Bokmal (Hans Fredrik Nordhaug). Closes: #391143
        * Nepali (Shiva Prasad Pokharel).
        * Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
        * Catalan (Jordà Polo).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        * Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #399343
        [ Added programs translations ]
        * Punjabi (A S Alam).
        [ Updated scripts translations ]
        * Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Korean (Sunjae Park). Closes: #404943
      dpkg (1.13.24) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix dselect segfault by adding a field description matching the
          dependency field enum position. Closes: #392731, #392724
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Nepali (Shiva Prasad Pokharel). Closes: #373728
      dpkg (1.13.23) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add initial support for the Breaks field, by parsing but rejecting it.
          Thanks to Ian Jackson <iwj@ubuntu.com>. Closes: #375703
        * Use dpkg-architecture from the source tree to get the target Debian
          architecture, instead of duplicating the logic in the m4 files.
        * Remove comment headers in dselect/helpmsgs.{cc,h} about the files being
          autogenerated, replace them with a proper license and copyright comment.
          Closes: #382308
        * Add a new line at the end of m4/compiler.m4 file, to cope with an
          autoreconf failure due to the new m4 1.4.7.
        [ Nicolas François ]
        * Specify --null before the -T tar's option to avoid the "tar: -: file name
          read contains nul character" warning.
          Closes: #376351, #375749, #376724, #377279
        [ Added programs translations ]
        * Dzongkha (Kinley Tshering).
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #375118
        * Brazilian Portuguese (Andre Luis Lopes).
        * Catalan (Robert Millan, Jordi Mallach). Closes: #383448
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * Danish (Claus Hindsgaul).
        * Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
        * Dzongkha (Tenzin Dendup). Closes: #388192
        * French (Frédéric Bothamy).
        * Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).
        * German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #381409, #381740
        * Hungarian (SZERVÁC Attila).
        * Italian (Stefano Canepa, Davide Viti). Closes: #387821
        * Japanese (Kenshi Muto). Closes: #386963
        * Khmer (Khoem Sokhem). Closes: #375099
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo, Rui Branco).
        * Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #376746, #391143
        * Slovak (Peter Mann). Closes: #387282
        * Spanish (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino). Closes: #386759
        * Swedish (Daniel Nylander). Closes: #383643
        * Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #383588
        [ Added scripts translations ]
        * Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
        * French (Philippe Batailler).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Brazilian Portuguese (Andre Luis Lopes).
        * Catalan (Robert Millan, Jordi Mallach).
        * Danish (Claus Hindsgaul).
        * German (Sven Joachim). Closes: #384843
          (Sven is now the new German translation maintainer for dpkg and dselect).
        * Hungarian (SZERVÁC Attila).
        * Indonesian (Arief S Fitrianto). Closes: #391144
        * Italian (Stefano Canepa).
        * Japanese (Kenshi Muto).
        * Norwegian Bokmål (Hans Fr. Nordhaug).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov).
        * Slovak (Peter Mann).
        * Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña). Closes: #391144
        * Swedish (Daniel Nylander).
        * Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * French (Philippe Batailler).
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann). Closes: #379030
        [ Added man pages translations ]
        * German (Helge Kreutzmann).
          Closes: #379286, #379298, #379417, #379433, #379661, #379798, #379825
          Closes: #379985, #380130, #380239, #380365, #381047, #380660, #380443
          Closes: #381349, #381488
        * Japanese (KISE Hiroshi).
          Closes: #381141, #381865, #384768, #385675, #386965, #388837
      dpkg (1.13.22) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Version the po4a Build-Depends to >= 0.23 as we are using options
          introduced in that version. Thanks to Sergio Gelato. Closes: #370536
        * Add '.bzrtags' directory to default dpkg-source -i regex.
          Suggested by Adeodato Simó. Closes: #370392
        * Print update-alternatives '--config' listing layout evenly spaced.
          Closes: #325895
        * Clarify the legend in update-alternatives '--help' (Andrew Ferrier).
          Closes: #305318
        * Add the source version inside parenthesis to the Source field in the
          generated .changes and binary packages if the binary package version
          differs (like in binNMUs). Closes: #62529
        * Add missing comment serving as documentation about abort-remove on
          removal in dpkg.postinst (Justin Pryzby). Closes: #372145
        * Fix typo in dpkg-deb manpage (Robert Luberda). Closes: #373999
        * Clarify dpkg-architecture new options '-e' and '-i' in man page, add
          backward compatibility information and give some examples.
          Thanks for the initial suggestions to Junichi Uekawa. Closes: #370830
        * Modified some strings to be able to merge them in the .pot files.
        * Add new '--umask' option to start-stop-daemon. Closes: #368003
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * dpkg-source issued spurious warnings about fields defined with
          XB-. They now get correctly suppressed. Closes: #374154
        * Give a correct warning when the user requested an unknown
          sign command that we will default to a pgp style interface.
          Closes: #133470
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
        * Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        * Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #373107
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        * Catalan (Guillem Jover).
        [ Added programs translations ]
        * Nepali (Paras Pradhan). Closes: #373728
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Simplified Chinese (Kov Tchai). Closes: #366260
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        [ Christian Perrier ]
        * Typo fix in update-alternatives ("alternativse"). Thanks to Eddy Petrisor
          for spotting it. Translations unfuzzied.
        * Make similar messages in dpkg-statoverride and dpkg-divert exactly similar
          Thanks to Eddy Petriso for spotting them, again.
      dpkg (1.13.21) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Disambiguate error message about conflicting command line actions by
          providing both long and short option names. Based on a suggestion by
          Josip Rodin. Closes: #45575
        * Add '/lib32' and '/usr/lib32' to the dpkg-shlibdeps library path search
          list. Closes: #367892
        * Revert usage of English perl non-essential module from install-info.
          Closes: #369928, #369958, #370157, #370174, #370210
        * Print the correct file being parsed by dpkg-parsechangelog's debian
          parser. Closes: #368961
        * Fix dependency cycle breaking in the case when every link involves
          a Provides (Ian Jackson). This is a proper fix for #349442.
          Closes: #370017
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall).
      dpkg (1.13.20) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * Add gettext support for the Perl scripts. Based on a patch by
          Nicolas François. Closes: #165843
        * Only print usage information of dpkg-scanpackages on stdout
          if requested explicitly. Use stderr in case of error.
          Closes: #366659
        * Add remarks to dpkg-scansources and dpkg-scanpackages
          man pages about the need to compress the generated files
          to be able to access them via apt. Closes: #65839
        * Allow '+' and '.' in distribution names in Debian changelogs.
          Based on a patch by John Wright.
          Closes: #361171
        * Use the Debian keyring in dpkg-source when checking signatures
          of .dsc files, if available. Closes: #364726
        * Let dpkg-buildpackage pass through all remotely sensible
          -sX options to dpkg-source (-s[nsAkurKUR] currently).
          Closes: #36586
        * Improve the description of --showformat in dpkg-deb
          man page and add a pointer to the complete description
          of the option in dpkg-query.
        * Don't spew out garbage from dpkg-deb, if the second argument
          to -I is a absolute filename. Based on a patch by Ian Eure.
          Closes: #35573
        * Fix --ignore-depends argument value parsing. Closes: #169125
        * Completely remove md5sum diversion madness.  Instead, we Pre-Depend
          on a version of textutils which provides /usr/bin/md5sum.  We rely on
          the logic in coreutils to remove our diversions. Patch by
          Ian Jackson. Closes: #315784, #313605
        * Try harder to detect dependency cycles that contain Provides
          links. Closes: #349120, #349442
        * Update archtable to reflect current archive: Add amd64 and remove
          sh. Closes: #367329
        * Don't claim in dpkg man page that we set DPKG_OLD_CONFFILE and
          DPKG_NEW_CONFFILE on sub shells since we actually don't.
        * Fix printing of user defined fields with --showformat and
          document the existence of this feature in dpkg-query man page.
        * Make --forget-old-unavail more reliable by deleting architecture
          information of removed packages. Patch by Piotr Engelking.
          Closes: #208532
        * When building packages with dpkg-deb give a more useful error
          message in case a conffile entry has leading whitespace. Patch
          by David Lopez Moreno. Closes: #281562
        * Don't drop directories that contain our conffiles too early from
          our file listing. Otherwise we might leave them behind on purge
          if we share them with other packages.
          Closes: #174180, #198128, #198522, #318825, #366178
        [ Nicolas François ]
        * Fix typos in the Russian man pages. Thanks to Stepan Golosunov.
          Closes: #366587
        * Honour tabbing requested via --showformat even if the field to
          be printed is empty. Closes: #361671
        * Flush the terminal's input before prompting what to do with a
          configuration file. Closes: #316551
        * Fix the --force-depends-version option. Closes: #57104
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Standardize scripts usage output format and at the same time make
          the strings easier for the translators. Add '--help' and '--version'
          for most of the scripts. Print the usage and version to stdout.
        * Do not strip the epoch from the source:Upstream-Version substvar.
          Closes: #366351
        * Properly check and report lock file existence in install-info.
          Based on patch by Ben Pfaff. Closes: #368874
        * Correct default info directory for '--infodir' in install-info man
          page (Ben Pfaff). Closes: #368875
        * Print the bogus version and prefix the error message with 'dpkg: '
          when using '--compare-versions'. Closes: #369177
        * Remove duplicated string " , at changelog " in dpkg-parsechangelog's
          debian style parser (Julian Gilbey). Closes: #369205
        * Update the Section and Priority fields in the status file from the
          new packages. We assume that the information from the binary package
          is correct, otherwise it should be fixed there to match the archive
          override file (Koblinger Egmont).
          Closes: #54529, #58106, #81171, #230610, #237622, #237626
        * Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.2 (no changes needed).
        * Add lintian overrides for dpkg, dpkg-dev, dselect and sources.
        * Replace logrotate installation logic with dh_installlogrotate.
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        * Hungarian (SZERVÁC Attila).
        * Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #366353
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * Simplified Chinese (Kov Tchai). Closes: #366985
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        * Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).
        * Slovak (Peter Mann).
        * Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
        * Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #366185
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        * Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #366187
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
      dpkg (1.13.19) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * Add -follow (back) to find call in dpkg-scanpackages.
          Closes: #358011
        * Fix error in archive.c that lead to a infinite loop when
          installing files with long, non-ASCII filenames in
          certain locales. Closes: #346436
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).
        * Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
        * Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
        * Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        * Danish (Claus Hindsgaul). Closes: #362317
        * Czech (Miroslav kure).
        * Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #363264
        * Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña). Closes: #357911
        * Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #363683, #363679
        * Japanese (Kenshi Muto). Closes: #365334
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Romanian (Eddy Petrişor).
        * Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).
        * French (Christian Perrier).
        * Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
        [ Nicolas Francois ]
        * Generate the Russian man pages in the KOI8-R charset. Closes: #361987
        * Document the shlibs.local format in dpkg-source(1). Closes: #316485
        * Fix a typo in an error message. Thanks to Justin Pryzby. Closes: #364539
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix strings so that they can be more easily translated. Closes: #134358
        * Add new substvars source:Version, source:Upstream-Version and
          binary:Version so packages will be able to avoid breaking on binNMUs.
          Based on a patch by Ken Bloom and Jeroen van Wolffelaar. Closes: #358530
        * Support binNMU safe packages even when source and binary differ in
        * Rename dpkg:UpstreamVersion to dpkg:Upstream-Version. Make dpkg:Version
          and dpkg:Upstream-Version get the current dpkg versions instead of the
          ones from the package being built.
        * Split usage strings to make it easier for translators when those change.
          Closes: #323957
        * Standardize start-stop-daemon usage output format.
        * Make install-info '--dir-file' option compatible with GNU install-info
          by renaming the infodir variable to dirfile and not appending the
          '/dir' string except when initializing from '--info-dir' or
          '--infodir' (Wayne Davison). Closes: #61640, #67237, #286275
        * Make install-info add a new line after adding the last entry at the
          end of the dir file, which makes the info readers able to see those
          last entries (Nicolas François). Closes: #164495
        * Use the numerical value of errno instead of a string in install-info
          when checking if the locking error was due to an already existing
          file, which is locale dependent, and die accordingly. Based on a patch
          by Nicolas François. Closes: #199204, #210781
        * Escape hyphens in man pages.
        * Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.1.
        * Wrapped debian/control fields except Uploaders given current policy.
      dpkg (1.13.18) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Romanian (Sorin Batariuc). Closes: #356664
        * Danish (Claus Hindsgaul). Closes: #356188
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        * Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña). Closes: #357912
        * Danish (Claus Hindsgaul). Closes: #356188
        * Polish (Robert Luberda).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #361415
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Typos corrected in French dpkg-source man page
          Thanks to Nicolas Bonifas who spotted them
        * Russian completed. Thanks to Yuri Kozlov.
          Closes: #361415
        [ Christian Perrier ]
        * Correct typos in man pages. Thanks to A. Costa for spotting them
          Closes: #358091, #358092, #358093, #358094, #358095
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add a '[!]' in --force-all help denoting that it is a dangerous option.
          Closes: #359935
        * Prefix any chroot path to the exec file name when stating it in
          start-stop-daemon. Closes: #318771, #333066
        * Add '-r' to the help output of start-stop-daemon (Jared Spiegel).
          Closes: #354869
        * Use mustsetvar when setting the value of the sversion variable in
          dpkg-buildpackage (Andrew Suffield). Closes: #158953
        * Pass '--admindir' option over to dpkg-query when passing '--admindir' or
          '--root' to dpkg (initial patch by Branden Robinson).
          Closes: #153305, #271041, #282853, #307715, #355915
        * Support system library directories in dpkg-shlibdeps symlinked from
          '/lib/ldconfig'. Closes: #356452
        * Document that 'dpkg --get-selections' and 'dpkg-query -l' without a
          pattern will not list packages in state purge. Closes: #355633
        * Obsolete force/refuse 'auto-select' dpkg option.
        * Add new '--clear-selections' option to dpkg (Andrew Suffield).
          Closes: #112388
        * Use '--clear-selections' in the dpkg man page example on how to transfer
          the status to another installation. Closes: #137442
      dpkg (1.13.17) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * Fix handling of -DArchitecture=foo in dpkg-gencontrol. Closes: #251911
        * Handle architectures in all dependency fields in debian/control,
          even those of binary packages. Closes: #252657, #324741, #347819
        * More dpkg-scanpackages fixes (--arch option handling). Closes: #353506
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add missing parentheses surrounding a man page section reference
          in the dpkg-source man page (Matt Kraai). Closes: #353731
        * Fix misspelling of "occurred" in dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-source
          (Matt Kraai). Closes: #353949
        * Major cleanup of manpages, by using properly the bold and italic
          attributes and other embellishments.
        * Add dpkg-query(1) in the SEE ALSO section in dpkg(1). Closes: #354643
        * Don't try to compile in SELinux support on GNU/kFreeBSD amd64.
        * Add new quiet option to dpkg-source to suppress warnings. Closes: #355065
        * Do not expand architecture aliases anymore in .dsc files.
        * Change start-stop-daemon's --exec behaviour again on GNU/Linux to compare
          the referred file pointed by the '/proc/<pid>/exe' symlink, stripping
          any ' (deleted)' string and stating the result. Closes: #354867
        [ Updated man pages translations ]
        * Polish (Robert Luberda). Closes: #353782
        * French (Philippe Batailler).
        [ Updated dselect translations ]
        * Hungarian (Szervác Attila).
        * Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        [ Updated programs translations ]
        * Italian (Lele Gaifax)
        * Simplified Chinese (Carlos Z.F. Liu).
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
        * Dutch (Bart Cornelis).
        * Hungarian (Szervác Attila).
        * Czech (Miroslav Kure).
        * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #357724
      dpkg (1.13.16) unstable; urgency=low
        * The "not really a brown paper bag needed but it's close" release
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Move auxiliary autotools scripts to config/.
        * Require gettext 0.14.5.
        * Move the methods directory to dselect/methods, so the contents will not
          be installed if dselect is not to be built.
        * Move dselect gettext strings to its own domain provided now by the
          dselect package.
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * Fix override handling in dpkg-scanpackages which was broken in
          1.13.14 and .15. Closes: #353305
        * Make -isp the default behaviour of dpkg-gencontrol as it is
          always used anyway these days. Suggested by Matthew Vernon.
          Closes: #215233
        * Typo fixes in man pages by A. Costa:
          - dpkg-deb.1 Closes: #353424
          - dpkg-statoverride.8 Closes: #353425
          - install-info.8 Closes: #353426
          - start-stop-daemon.8 Closes: #353427
          - update-alternatives.8 Closes: #353428
          - dpkg.1, dpkg.cfg.5 Closes: #353429
      dpkg (1.13.15) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add a missing closing parenthesis in a dpkg string (Jordi Mallach).
        [ Christian Perrier ]
        * Updated translations:
          - Brazilian Portuguese (Andre Luis Lopes). Closes: #352432
          - Galician (Jacobo Tarrio). Closes: #352443
        [ Updated translations ]
        * Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
        * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
        * Swedish (Daniel Nylander).
        [ Added translations ]
        * Hungarian (Szervác Attila).
        [ Added man pages translations ]
        * Hungarian (Szervác Attila): dpkg.cfg.5 and dselect.cfg.5.
      dpkg (1.13.14) experimental; urgency=low
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Make start-stop-daemon print the proper version instead of 'VERSION'.
        * Set the HOME environment variable when using the --chuid switch in
          start-stop-daemon. Closes: #295169, #267784
        * Cleanup and unify program usage and version output, make it more i18n
          friendly. Fix wrong gettext usage with interparsed macros.
          Thanks to Changwoo Ryu for noticing. Closes: #237915
        * Mark some strings as translatable (Changwoo Ryu). Closes: #256387
        * Remove a trailing 'C' character from update-alternatives manpage.
        * Use pkg-config to get the proper flags to link against libselinux.
          Add a Build-Dependency on pkg-config, tighten libselinux1-dev to
          at least version 1.28-4 which provides a .pc file, and remove
          libsepol1-dev as libselinux1-dev is Depending on it.
        * Add command descriptions in the synopsis, and add a usage example for
          -f in the dpkg-query manpage. Thanks for the initial patch to
          Philippe Batailler. Closes: #352091
        * Document about the default log file, the behaviour in case of multiple
          --log options and add a reference to dpkg.cfg manpage in the dpkg manpage.
          Thanks to James R. Van Zandt. Closes: #350440
        * Escape ` and ' in manpages otherwise they are converted to quotation
          marks, which makes cut and paste not work. Thanks to Denis Barbier.
          Closes: #349925
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * Let dpkg-source ignore comments in the hunk header as used by
          diff -p (Anand Kumria). Closes: #344880
        * Let dpkg-buildpackage create a .changes file even if signing the
          .dsc file failed. This makes it easier to just sign the package
          later (Julian Gilbey). Closes: #217963
        * Change heuristics of dpkg-buildpackage's gpg check to allow for
          more complex setups (Julian Gilbey). Closes: #163061
        * Add files and dirs used by bzr to default dpkg-source -i regex
          (maximilian attems). Closes: #345164
        * Add .git directory to default dpkg-source -i regex.
          Suggested by Hans Ulrich Niedermann. Closes: #351885
        * dpkg-scanpackages can now output Packages files with multiple
          versions of a single package (Don Armstrong). Closes: #229589.
        * dpkg-scanpackages outputs help when given the --help or -h option
          (Don Armstrong). Closes: #319541
        * Document dpkg-scanpackage -m in man page.
        * Let warn dpkg-source if more than one -sX option was given and
          document the behaviour in this case in the man page.
          Closes: #246637
        * Make dpkg-source -b more robust regarding to existing symlinks
          by creating new files in a secure manner. Closes: #178839, #338591
        * Fix some semantic errors in dpkg-shlibdeps due to typos in used
        * On package configuration, differentiate between modified and
          deleted configuration files (Ian Jackson). Closes: #351361
        * Improve processing of disappearing conffiles (Ian Jackson).
          This is part of the fix for #108587.
        * Let dpkg-source -x touch all patched files to have the same
          timestamp to mitigate time-skew problems (Denis Barbier).
          Closes: #105750
        * Strip any newlines from Uploaders field on dpkg-source -b.
          Closes: #254449
        [ Christian Perrier ]
        * Switch to po4a for manpages translation. Closes: #320122
          This adds a Build-Depends on po4a.
        * Add Vietnamese to po/LINGUAS as it was previously missing.
        * Updated translations:
          - Catalan (Jordi Mallach). Closes: #351587
          - French (Christian Perrier): 1011t.
          - Galician (Jacobo Tarrio): 1002t. Closes: #351795
          - Basque (Piarres Beobide): 1002t. Closes: #351845
          - Slovak (Peter Mann): 1002t. Closes: #352087, #352311
          - Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall): 1011t. Closes: #352307
      dpkg (1.13.13) unstable; urgency=low
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * dpkg and dselect are now in section admin, not section base.
          Correct info in the control file.
        * Bump Standards-Version to 3.6.2 (no changes).
        * Fix typo in dpkg-architecture man page. Closes: #334330
        * Honor LD_LIBRARY_PATH in dpkg-shlibdeps. Fixes a regression
          from 1.13.11 to .12.
        * Don't recurse into package directories to search for local
          shlibs files since it is obviously a waste of time. Based
          on a suggestion by Steve Langasek. Closes: #338725
        [ Christian Perrier ]
        * Updated translations:
          - Dutch (Bart Cornelis). Fix error mentioned in #323908 by
            Stephan Kramer.
          - Japanese (Kenshi Muto). Closes: #349808
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Fix typo in dpkg-statoverride manpage. Closes: #348113
          Thanks to Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de>.
        * Document the --no-debsig option in dpkg manpage. Closes: #316367
          Thanks to Bastian Kleineidam <calvin@debian.org>.
        * Fix typos in dselect manpage. Closes: #310358
          Thanks to A Costa <agcosta@gis.net>.
        * Fix typo in start-stop-daemon's help output. Closes: #333673
          Thanks to Christoph Maser <cm@financial.com>.
        * Document the correct format string for dpkg-query --showformat option.
          Update -l example and lower case the program name in the title header.
          Thanks to Zefram <zefram@fysh.org>. Closes: #174976
        * Make dpkg-architecture not print the warning about a mismatch between
          gcc target machine type and GNU target system type if the actions are
          '-e' or '-i'.
      dpkg (1.13.12) experimental; urgency=low
        * Due to the changes in dpkg-shlibdeps it is not recommended
          to use this version for building packages intended to be
          uploaded into an official archive, yet.
        [ Frank Lichtenheld ]
        * Update AUTHORS and debian/copyright for new maintainer team.
        * Don't use the ldd output in dpkg-shlibdeps. Search for the
          matching libraries ourself. This fixes problems with both
          symlinked directories, Closes: #103024, #145714, #164020, #285857
          and biarch builds. Closes: #317082
        * Let dpkg-gencontrol bail out with an error if parsedep
          found an error while parsing a dependency field. Closes: #228125
        * dpkg-source -x now tries to chown all files extracted from
          tar files. The temporary directory is now created with mode
          0700, too. Together this should make it safer to run
          dpkg-source -x as root. Based on suggestions by Marcus
          Brinkmann and Colin Watson. Closes: #144571, #238460
        * Let dpkg-source -b check the build relation fields before
          putting them into the .dsc. As a side effect they also
          get normalized. Closes: #254449
        * Check the gpg signatures of .dsc files before unpacking. See
          the upstream changelog for a full description of the semantics.
          Based on a patch by Matt Zimmerman. Closes: #48711
        * Let dpkg-source ensure (as good as possible) that all
          build source packages can also be unpacked.
          Closes: #6820, #7014
          Also fixed handling of md5sum -b output in dpkg-source on
          the way. Based on a patch by Ingo Saitz. Closes: #316123
        * Check for illegal architecture strings in dpkg-gencontrol and
          dpkg-source. dpkg-gencontrol will only issue a warning while
          dpkg-source will error out. Closes: #96920
        * Add support "package types" to dpkg-shlibdeps. Patch by Joey Hess.
          Closes: #335056, #345475
        * Fix man page references to dpkg and dselect man pages. Many
          of them still had a wrong section.
          Closes: #332826
        * Let dpkg-source -b warn about special permissions of files added
          in the diff since these will get lost. Closes: #306125
        * dpkg-source -x didn't work in case the upstream version or
          the Debian version ended with ~. Fixed.
        [ Christian Perrier ]
        * Updated translations:
          - French (Christian Perrier).
          - Polish (Bartosz Fenski). Closes: #314237
          - Norwegian Bokmal (Hans F. Nordhaug). Closes: #315548, #315990
          - Czech (Miroslav Kure). Closes: #323775, #345347
          - Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #323821, #335170
          - Japanese (Kenshi Muto). Closes: #323938
          - Brazilian Portuguese (Andre Luis Lopes). Closes: #325224, #332872
          - Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #335170, #349151
          - Swedish (Peter karlsson). Closes: #325990, #344058, #337164, #334063
          - Norwegian Nynorsk (Håvard Korsvoll). Closes: #315987
          - Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).
            Closes: #315461, #323674, #323642, #330021
          - Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña). Closes: #323662, #315253
          - Danish (Claus Hindsgaul). Closes: #348575, #323779, #337948, #325687
          - Dutch (Bart Cornelis). Closes: #323908
          - German (Michael Piefel). Closes: #323964
          - Italian (Stefano Canepa). Closes: #324114, #344671, #347225
          - Catalan (Jordi Mallach). Closes: #324456
          - Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #342089, #332698
          - Tagalog (Eric Pareja). Closes: #337307
          - Simplified Chinese (Tchaikov). Closes: #338268
          - Galician (Jacobo Tarrío). Closes: #338904
          - Romanian (Eddy Petrişor). Closes: #340674
          - Vietnamese (Phan Vinh Thinh, Clytie Siddall).
          - Indonesian (Parlin Imanuel). Closes: #344513
          - Greek (Galaxico). Closes: #344646
          - Czech (Miroslav Kure). Closes: #345347
        * Fixed broken translation:
          - Brazilian Portuguese (James Troup). Closes: #332872
        * Fix Russian man page for start-stop-daemon(8)
          Closes: #325804
        * Fix German man page for update-alternatives(8)
          Closes: #329908
        * Fix typo in dpkg online help message. Unfuzzy translations
          Closes: #349299
        [ Guillem Jover ]
        * Add armeb to cputable. Closes: #331232
          Thanks to Lennert Buytenhek <buytenh+debian@wantstofly.org>.
        * Don't try to compile in SELinux support on GNU/kFreeBSD.  Closes: #313300
          Thanks to Aurelien Jarno <aurel32@debian.org>.
        * When linking statically, explicitly add libsepol, even if its only a
          transitive library. The proper fix should come with a pkg-config file.
          Based on a patch by Bart Martens <bart.martens@advalvas.be>.
          Closes: #347744, #348659
        * Add support for architecture wildcards, but for now they will only be
          exposed in debian/control files, not in binary nor source packages.
          Closes: #291939
        * Change start-stop-daemon's --exec option behaviour on GNU/Linux to
          compare the filename pointed by '/proc/<pid>/exe' instead of the inode
          and device numbers. Thanks to Vasilis Vasaitis <v.vasaitis@sms.ed.ac.uk>.
          Closes: #337942
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Change maintainers to new team.
      dpkg (1.13.11) unstable; urgency=low
        The "Good, clean fun" Release.
        * Fixed the always broken error handling so that only the intended
          cleanup handlers are run, rather than ones that we didn't expect.
          This corrects the bug when a package's postrm fails and the package is
          left in an installed state with no files; the package will now be left
          in a half-installed state, as originally intended.  Found by Marga
          Manterola while documenting the maintainer scripts.  Closes: #296026.
        * Fixed removal of files involved in diversions during upgrade, caused by
          checking whether the "directory" was in use by another package without
          actually checking whether or not it was a directory.  Closes: #310390.
        * Fixed package saving to not disappear packages who divert anything from
          the installing package out of the way.  Closes: #113626.
        * Improved clean-up of unpack failure during install or upgrade, to leave
          the system in exactly the same state as it started in.
          Closes: #47404, #82407, #121173, #170869, #201848, #236733, #268639.
        * Fixed crash when unpacking a package which has an unversioned Replaces
          declared on it by another package previously unpacked in the same run
          (Colin Watson).  Closes: #322595.
        * New install unwinding fixed to ensure we don't leave a version in the
          status db for a not-installed package.
        * Corrected error call when encountering a corrupted filesystem tarfile
          to not print "Success".  Closes: #95570.
        * Fixed castration of potentially unsafe devices to not follow symlinks.
          Closes: #169928.
        * Marked log file descriptor as close-on-exec.  Closes: #320925.
        * Re-worked dpkg-source -x to allow all manner of strange things maintainers
          seem to do, unpacking isn't the right place to enforce sanity; we'll
          do it in -b later on >:-).  Closes: #316470, #317760, #318473, #318745,
          #322359, #322361, #322362.
        * Corrected dselect synopsis line to match consensus.  Closes: #318659.
        * Changed dpkg-name to use a shell redirect rather than the /dev/stderr
          device that may not be writable.  Closes: #318376.
        * Adjusted various dpkg-query options to avoid outputting a trailing
          newline.  Closes: #151651, #319781.
        * Changed references to "statusoverride" file to just "statoverride"
          to make it match reality.  Closes: #320952.
        * Fixed several bugs with the default diff ignore list used by dpkg-source.
        * Added ,,* to the list of default diff ignore list.  Closes: #322917.
        * Fixes to dpkg-dev (Frank Lichtenheld):
          - dpkg-checkbuilddeps will now exit with an error if it is unable to
            parse a dependency field.  Closes: #171762, #302229.
          - dpkg-genchanges will now output a warning if given -sd for a native
            package, as it's going to ignore it.  Closes: #5571.
          - dpkg-source fixed to give a more meaningful error message if given
            a directory as the first argument.  Closes: #306874.
          - dpkg-source fixed to handle being given an absolute path to -b.
            Closes: #147574.
          - Fix controllib.pl to allow whitespace before version operators.
            Closes: #273489, #310306.
          - Fix architecture dependency parsing that sometimes generated wrong
            list of requirements.  Closes: #319816.
          - Make the default control field name mangling behaviour "nicer" by
            upper-casing all letters that come after a dash.  Closes: #306474.
          - Ignore trailing newlines in single paragraph control files.
            Closes: #57194, #156319
        * Documentation:
          - Fixed typo in dpkg-architecture man page.  Closes: #317770.
          - Documented dpkg-deb -W/--show and --showformat.  Closes: #319784.
      dpkg (1.13.10) unstable; urgency=low
        The "Bully's Special Prize" Release.
        * Removed /usr/sbin/start-stop-daemon.  Closes: #313400.
        * Fixed md5sum diversion removal.  Closes: #313415.
        * Fixed dpkg-source to handle native tarballs with a Debian revision.
          Closes: #313381, #313433.
        * Fixed upgrade from pre-sarge dpkg outside of dselect.  Closes: #314575.
        * Changed log times to be local rather than UTC.  Closes: #313347.
        * Changed log writing to be line-buffered.  Closes: #314550.
        * Moved log creation to postinst, and don't fail if base-passwd hasn't
          been configured yet.  Closes: #316084.
        * Don't try to compile in SELinux support on Hurd.  Closes: #313398.
        * Place code for SELinux support in the right place so it will actually
          get compiled in and used (Manoj Srivastava).  Closes: #314886.
        * Documentation:
          - Added missing word to dpkg-architecture manpage.  Closes: #313554.
          - Reference to dpkg manpage in dpkg.cfg corrected.  Closes: #314262.
        * Updated translations (Christian Perrier):
          - Basque (Piarres Beobide Egana).  Closes: #313474.
          - Catalan (Jordi Mallach).  Closes: #313288.
          - Czech (Miroslav Kure).  Closes: #314431.
          - Danish (Claus Hindsgaul).
          - French (Christian Perrier).
          - German (Jens Seidel).  Closes: #314125.
          - Greek (Greek team).  Closes: #314828.
          - Italian (Lele Gaifax).
          - Japanese (Kenshi Muto).  Closes: #313330.
          - Russian (Yuri Kozlov).  Closes: #313620.
        * Hebrew translation de-activated on request of the translator until there
          is better support for RTL languages.  Closes: #313282.
      dpkg (1.13.9) unstable; urgency=low
        The "On like Donkey Kong" Release.
        * Only open the log file when we first need to write to it, this avoids
          the need to suppress errors when not root which fakeroot defeated anyway.
        * Stop dpkg-source clobbering an existing .orig directory during unpacking.
          Closes: #21236.
        * Allow an alternate output directory to be specified to dpkg-source by
          giving a second argument to -x.  Closes: #246802, #282323.
        * Added .arch-inventory to default diff ignore regexp.  Closes: #304297.
        SELinux support (Manoj Srivastava):
        * On SELinux-enabled systems, try to set the security context when the
          package is unpacked.  Closes: #193653, #249496, #307139.
        * Added build-dependency on libselinux1-dev.
        Improvements to dpkg-source (Brendan O'Dea):
        * Support unpacking of "Wig And Pen" (Format 2.0) source packages.
        * Multiple pristine upstream tarballs allowed.
        * Native and upstream tarballs may be bzip2-compressed instead of gzip,
          as may the debian diff or tarball.
        * Unsupported format error fixed to output the unsupported format
          rather than the supported one.  Closes: #156317.
      dpkg (1.13.8) experimental; urgency=low
        The "In like Flynn" Release.
        * Linux 2.6.12 changed the behaviour of mmap to fail and set EINVAL when
          given a zero length, rather than returning NULL.  This is POSIXly
          correct, so handle zero-length package control files (like available).
      dpkg (1.13.7) experimental; urgency=low
        The "Maidenhead Creeping Water Plant" Release.
        * Reduced inability to open a log file to a warning, suppressed for
          non-root operations.  Closes: #312383.
      dpkg (1.13.6) experimental; urgency=low
        The "Just kidding about the God part" Release.
        * Fixed incorrect installation location of /etc/logrotate.d/dpkg caused
          by a mis-understanding of dh_install's abilities.
      dpkg (1.13.5) experimental; urgency=low
        The "Flatulent Elm of West Ruislip" Release.
        * Actions and package states are now logged by default in the
          /var/log/dpkg.log file.  This file is rotated monthly and can be
          disabled by commenting the line in /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.
        * User decisions about conffiles are now logged.
        * dpkg-source no longer complains about Enhances field.  Closes: #159642,
          #159745, #159746.
        * preinst no longer relies on procps being installed.  Closes: #311808.
        * Architecture Support:
          - Change DEB_*_GNU_CPU from i386 to i486, to reflect reality.
            DEB_*_ARCH_CPU remains at i386, you should be checking against that.
            Closes: #310394.
          - Fixed order ostable is read to prevent Linux becoming the Hurd.
            Closes: #309603.
        * Updated man page translations (Christian Perrier):
          - Syntax error corrected in Swedish man page for dpkg-deb.
            Closes: #300980.
          - Syntax error corrected in Spanish man page for dpkg-scanpackages.
            Closes: #300981
      dpkg (1.13.4) experimental; urgency=low
        The "Or the Wabbit gets it" Release.
        * Add -L option to dpkg-architecture to list architecture strings
          we can accept.
      dpkg (1.13.3) experimental; urgency=low
        The "Paying off Karma at a vastly accelerated rate" Release.
        * Missing newline added to warning output function.  Closes: #283798.
        * Fixed prototype warning in dpkg-scansources.  Closes: #213577, #219760,
        * Removed trailing line from debian origins file.  Closes: #264904.
        * Changed dpkg-buildpackage to say "source changed by" rather than
          "source maintainer is".  Closes: #247313.
        * Fixed dpkg-gencontrol to allow '-' in architecture names.  Closes: #274677.
        * Fixed "unknown information field" error to report field that it doesn't
          know about.  Closes: #275243.
        * Documentation:
          - Remove "medium-level" from description of dpkg.  Closes: #292454.
          - Harmonised argument names in update-alternatives(8).
            Closes: #267095, #284941
          - Documented what the '+' and '*' mean in update-alternatives --config
            output.  Closes: #270486.
          - Mention aptitude alongside dselect in 'dpkg --usage' and
            'dpkg-deb --help', fix quote style of mention in 'dpkg --help'.
            Closes: #274800, #278118.
          - Associate --truename with the description of what it does in
            dpkg-divert(8).  Closes: #277076.
          - Removed last remaining references to the packaging manual, replacing
            with better references.  Closes: #262775.
          - Documented format of file dpkg --set-selections takes.  Closes: #270043.
      dpkg (1.13.2) experimental; urgency=low
        The "Mysteriously Unnamed" Release.
        * md5sum has been removed, the coreutils or textutils version will be
          diverted to /usr/bin/md5sum.  Closes: #6633, #136110.
          The following bugs are filed against the dpkg md5sum, so no longer apply.
          Closes: #95755, #193877, #223381, #264195, #270241, #286632,
        * Take Replaces into account when installing packages; don't issue a
          "trying to overwrite" error if the file that already exists is in
          a package that Replaces the one being installed.
          Closes: #164595, #184635, #277890.
        * Allow actions and status changes to be logged to a file.  Disabled by
          default, uncomment line in /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg to enable.
          Closes: #957, #53376, #77109, #143882, #284499.
        * Don't truncate output of 'dpkg -l' when stdout is not a tty.
          Closes: #92263, #253860, #258608, #261822, #282790.
        * Fix further compilation problems with gcc 4.0.  Closes: #299699
        * Handle tar files without trailing slash in directory names.
          Closes: #287152.
        * Output arguments to maintainer scripts with -D2.  Closes: #237684,
        * Architecture Support:
          - Added ppc64.  Closes: #263743.
          - Split archtable into cputable and ostable, archtable is retained
            for compatibility with other packages that might use it only.
          - dpkg-architecture no longer canonises -t argument.  Closes: #173205.
          - dpkg-architecture output includes new DEB_*_ARCH_OS and
            DEB_*_ARCH_CPU variables that contain the Debian system and CPU
            names respectively.
          - dpkg-architecture outputs (mostly) correct GNU system names now,
            in particular this means that it will output "linux-gnu" instead
            of "linux".  You should use the new _ARCH_OS variables instead.
        * Documentation:
          - Add examples to dpkg-divert(8).  Closes: #291816.
          - Correct typo in dpkg-architecture(1).  Closes: #299090.
      dpkg (1.13.1) experimental; urgency=low
        The "Livin' like a good boy oughta" Release.
        * Removed dpkg --print-gnu-build-architecture option.  Use variables
          defined by dpkg-architecture instead.
        * Soft-deprecated dpkg --print-installation-architecture.  Use
          dpkg --print-architecture instead, which now does the same thing.
        * dpkg --print-architecture no longer calls c-compiler.  Closes: #164863.
        * Removed third field from /usr/share/dpkg/archtable.
        * Now we no-longer pre-depend on dselect, check the upgrade will work
          in preinst and give the user a chance to abort if they haven't yet
          installed dselect and need to.  Closes: #282335.
        * Fix handling of GNU longname and longlink when a tarfile entry has
          both.  Closes: #128388.
        * md5sum no longer outputs "-" when no argument is supplied.
          Closes: #164591, #164889.
        * Add darcs metadirectory to dpkg-source diff ignore list.  Closes: #289760.
        * Add new '-f' short option to dpkg-query as equivalent to --showformat.
          Closes: #281627.
        * Report conffile conflicts and per-package errors on the status-fd.
          Closes: #297880.
        * Correct typo in dpkg-architecture.  Closes: #282701.
        * Fix start-stop-daemon's support for GNU/kFreeBSD.  Closes: #258051.
        * Architecture Support:
          - Added kfreebsd-amd64.  Closes: #280963.
          - Added m32r.  Closes: #280710.
          - Clean up of archtable.  Closes: #118910, #286898.
          - Clean up of dpkg-architecture.  Closes: #256323.
        * Updated translations (Christian Perrier):
          - French (French Team).
          - Greek (Konstantinos Margaritis).  Closes: #295922.
      dpkg (1.13.0) experimental; urgency=low
        The "Three banana strategy" Release.
        * Remove the /usr/info or /usr/info/dir symlinks we used to create.
          Closes: #206063, #288415.
        * Fix cast in lvalue assignment that gcc 4.0 doesn't like.
          Closes: #282669, #284797.
        * Correct bashism in disk method update script.  Closes: #260568.
        * Scorched-earth reimplementation of the build process and control files
          with debhelper and automake.  Closes: #200683, #217946, #229629, #260568,
          #266995, #279701, #283640, #292973, #293041.
        * Remove SGML and POD documentation formats due to both licensing and
          sanity issues.  Closes: #285806.
        * The dpkg-doc and dpkg-static packages are no more.
        * dpkg.cfg cleaned up to remove non-useful examples.
          Closes: #169618, #305192.
      dpkg (1.10.28) unstable; urgency=low
        The "Awh, yeah?  Ripper!" Release.
        * New translations (Christian Perrier):
          - Romanian (Eddy Petrisor).  Closes: #309714.
          - Tagalog (Eric Pareja).  Closes: #296407.
        * Updated translations (Christian Perrier):
          - French (Christian Perrier).
          - Greek (Konstantinos Margaritis).  Closes: #295922
          - Indonesian (Arief S Fitrianto).  Closes: #296733
        * Updated man page translations (Christian Perrier):
          - French (Philippe Batailler).
          - Syntax error corrected in Brazilian Portuguese man page for
            update-alternatives.  Closes: #300646
      dpkg (1.10.27) unstable; urgency=low
        The "Grab your gun and bring in the cat" Release.
        * New Translations (Christian Perrier):
          - Indonesian (Arief S Fitrianto).
          - Norwegian Bokmål (Bjorn Steensrud).
        * Updated Translations (Christian Perrier):
          - Dutch (confusing option corrected by Christian Perrier).
          - Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).
          - Korean (Seo Sanghyeon).
          - Simplified Chinese (Carlos Liu).
          - Traditional Chinese (Asho Yeh).
      dpkg (1.10.26) unstable; urgency=low
        The "Captain Tight-Pants" Release.
        * Fix incorrect claim that 'Q' in dselect quits without saving changes
          (really 'X').
        * Revert to current 'stable' behaviour of Space/Enter/'Q' in the dselect
          help screen, Space leaves the help screen and Enter and 'Q' do nothing.
          It's dangerous to encourage users to press Enter or 'Q' since they
          commit changes in the package selection screen.
        * New Translations (Christian Perrier):
          - Basque (Piarres Beobide Egaña).  Closes: #281245.
            (Was really added in 1.10.24, but forgotten from ALL_LINGUAS.)
          - Bosnian (Safir Šećerović).
          - Slovak (benco).  Closes: #284896, #289341
          - Traditional Chinese (Asho Yeh).  Closes: #287375.
        * Updated Translations (Christian Perrier):
          - Brazilian Portuguese (André Luís Lopes).  Closes: #281228.
          - Catalan (Jordi Mallach).  Closes: #281333.
          - Czech (Miroslav Kure).  Closes: #281231.
          - Danish (Claus Hindsgaul).  Closes: #281103.
          - Dutch (Christian Perrier).  Closes: #282087.
          - Galician (Héctor Fernéndez López).
          - German (Michael Piefel).  Closes: #281503.
          - Italian (Stefano Canepa). Closes: #282543.
          - Japanese (Kenshi Muto).  Closes: #281144.
          - Korean (Changwoo Ryu).  Closes: #282246.
          - Norwegian Nynorsk (Håvard Korsvoll).  Closes: #281456.
          - Polish (Bartosz Feñski).
          - Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).  Closes: #281122, #289359.
          - Russian (Yuri Kozlov).  Closes: #281166.
          - Simplified Chinese (Tchaikov, Carlos Liu).
          - Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña).  Closes: #281117.
          - Swedish (Peter Karlsson).  Closes: #281165.
      dpkg (1.10.25) unstable; urgency=low
        The "你他媽的天下所有的人都該死" Release.
        This release is to correct the mangled Simplified Chinese translation
        included in 1.10.24 caused by rebellion of the translator's mail client.
        * Updated Translations (Christian Perrier):
          - Dutch (Bart Cornelis).  Closes: #278700.
          - Polish (Bartosz Fenski).  Closes: #280406.
          - Simplified Chinese (Tchaikov, Carlos Liu).  Closes: #278676.
      dpkg (1.10.24) unstable; urgency=low
        The "Donald, where's your troosers?" Release.
        * Add support for uncompressed data.tar archive members and bzip2-
          compressed data.tar.bz2 members of binary packages.  Closes: #34727.
        * New Translations (Christian Perrier):
          - Basque (Piarres Beobide).  Closes: #265491.
          - Greek (George Papamichelakis).  Closes: #260809.
          - Hebrew (Lior Kaplan).  Closes: #275267.
          - Simplified Chinese (Tchaikov, Carlos Liu).  Closes: #265197.
        * Updated Translations (Christian Perrier):
          - Brazilian Portuguese (Andre Luis Lopes).  Closes: #260964, #273947,
          - Czech (Miroslav Kure).  Closes: #255904, #278178.
          - Catalan (Jordi Mallach).  Closes: #278098.
          - Danish (Claus Hindsgaul).  Closes: #278097.
          - Dutch (Bart Cornelis).  Closes: #268271, #268886, #274366, #278061.
          - Galician (Hector Fernandez).
          - German (Michael Piefel).  Closes: #276462, #278168.
          - French (Christian Perrier).
          - Japanese (Kenshi Muto).  Closes: #272456, #278141.
          - Italian (Lele Gaifax).
          - Korean (Changwoo Ryu).  Closes: #261528, #278142.
          - Norwegian Nynorsk (Håvard Korsvoll).  Closes: #275387, #278286.
          - Polish (Bartosz Fenski).  Closes: #268452, #278064.
          - Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).  Closes: #268266, #261424, #261519,
          - Russian (Yuri Kozlov).  Closes: #268452, #278154.
          - Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña).  Closes: #277173, #278117.
          - Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        * Updated Manpage Translations (Christian Perrier):
          - French (Philippe Batailler).  Closes: #268048.
          - Spanish (Ruben Porras).  Closes: #261807.
          - Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
      dpkg (1.10.23) unstable; urgency=low
        The "Let the Wookie win" Release.
        * Updated hurd start-stop-daemon support.  Closes: #133640, #254180.
        * Removed usage of non-POSIX test options.  Closes: #256302.
        * Architecture Support:
          - Renamed x86-64 to amd64.  Closes: #252346, #254598.
        * Documentation:
          - Correct typo in dpkg-divert(8).  Closes: #254175.
        * New Translations:
          - Korean (Changwoo Ryu).  Closes: #254590.
        * Updated Translations:
          - Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
          - Danish (Claus Hindsgaul).  Closes: #252407.
          - French (Christian Perrier).  Closes: #252586.
          - Italian (Lele Gaifax).
          - Polish (Bartosz Fenski).  Closes: #254209.
          - Spanish manpages (Ruben Porras).  Closes: #246158, #246159, #246160,
            #246161, #246162, #246163, #246164.
      dpkg (1.10.22) unstable; urgency=low
        The DebConf4 Release.
        This release is mostly intended to mop up the minor and trivial bug
        fixes in the list and clear out the documentation changes.  As such,
        it should be treated with even more suspicion than is normal.
        * Use colouring to break cycles earlier to avoid long loops whilst
          installing or configuring packages.  Closes: #232445, #246857.
        * Don't try to configure packages that disappeared in the same
          run.  Closes: #202997.
        * Fix segfault when "gcc -dumpmachine" returns a non-matching triplet.
          Closes: #211850.
        * Remove restriction that package names be at least two characters long.
          Closes: #237734.
        * Fix dpkg-source (actually controllib.pl) to output the field name
          properly again.  Closes: #226931, #246595.
        * Make dpkg-scanpackages output Origin and Bugs fields with proper
          casing.  Closes: #154422.
        * Add support for DOS line-endings to md5sum.  Closes: #246103.
        * Fix start-stop-daemon segfault on Hurd.  Closes: #133640.
        * Allow dpkg-shlibdeps to run as non-root users.  Closes: #96881.
        * Correct various compiler warnings.  Closes: #229766.
        * Architecture Support:
          - Added x86-64 (x86_64 / amd64).  Closes: #238483, #241938.
          - Added i?86-gnu (Hurd).  Closes: #216695, #236331.
          - Added i386-kfreebsd-gnu and i386-knetbsd-gnu.  Closes: #250176.
        * Packaging:
          - Create $(docdir) even when --without-sgml-doc is passed so the
            ChangeLog can be installed.  Closes: #137719.
          - Stop hardcoding the list of manual page languages in debian/rules,
            so we include Spanish, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese.  Closes: #245994.
          - Quote LDFLAGS in debian/rules to allow multiple options.
            Closes: #230242.
        * Documentation:
          - Move dpkg-scanpackages and dpkg-scansources to section 1 as they
            are user tools.  Closes: #114946.
          - Correct hyphen characters in manpages.  Closes: #212284, #247086, #226800.
          - Remove obsolete references to the Debian Packaging Manual.
            Closes: #122910, #140695.
          - Correct 'n' and 'p' key descriptions in dselect help message.
            Closes: #120562.
          - Add --force-bad-verify to dpkg manpage.  Closes: #192812.
          - Correct dpkg manpage to refer to --force-remove-reinstreq instead of
            non-existent --force-reinstreq option.  Closes: #232831.
          - Correct documentation of --compare-versions arguments.  Closes: #232317.
          - Correct usage of "et al" to "et al.".  Closes: #230751.
          - Add dpkg-reconfigure(8) to SEE ALSO section of dpkg(8).  Closes: #233282.
          - Suggest packages that provide additional functionality in the dpkg
            manpage.  Closes: #81355.
          - Suggest dselect update in description of dpkg --update-avail.
            Closes: #206163.
          - Suggest aptitude as well as dselect.  Closes: #217042.
          - Suggest fakeroot for dpkg-source -r.  Closes: #175897.
          - Correct documentation of start-stop-daemon.  Closes: #41554, #211856.
          - Correct documentation of start-stop-daemon manpage to refer to --retry
            alongside --stop.  Closes: #204691.
          - Add note that start-stop-daemon will chdir("/") unless -d is specified.
            Closes: #217823, #218060.
          - Correct documentation of dpkg-query --list.  Closes: #232639.
          - Correct invalid use of &quot; within update-alternatives(8) with .BR.
            Closes: #244624.
          - Rewrite description of dpkg-source -i to indicate the intent of the
            default setting rather than the exact exclusions.  Closes: #227169.
          - Correct documentation of dpkg-statoverride --update.  Closes: #85079.
          - Correct documentation of update-alternatives --install.  Closes: #179648.
          - Documented dpkg:Version and dpkg:UpstreamVersion substvars.
            Closes: #85815, #85818.
          - Fix spelling error in utils/md5sum.1.  Closes: #250281.
          - Replace "&c." with the slightly clearer "etc.".  Closes: #235773.
          - Correct various typos.  Closes: #219623, #221235.
        * Updated Translations:
          - Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
          - French (Christian Perrier).  Closes: #246359.
          - Italian (Lele Gaifax).
          - Japanese manpages (KISE Hiroshi).  Closes: #248483.
          - Russian (Nikolai Prokoschenko).  Closes: #249254.
          - Spanish manpages (Ruben Porras).  Closes: #246158, #246159, #246160,
            #246161, #246162, #246163, #251830.
        * New Translations:
          - German start-stop-daemon and update-alternatives manpages
            (Helge Kreutzmann).  Closes: #247116, #249454.
          - Spanish dpkg-scansources manpage (Ruben Porras).  Closes: #246164.
      dpkg (1.10.21) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix incorrect linked list node removal code that caused every second
          shared or diverted conffile to be deleted by dpkg.
          Closes: #10879, #33046, #47267, #90623, #98210, #109691, #146167.
          Closes: #155456, #204275.
        * Call mknod with the required device type.  Closes: #158916.
        * Correct the default query output format to be consistent with
          what the underlying library expects.  Closes: #174973.
        * Fix missing NULL-termination in dpkg-query -W display of dependency
          fields.  Closes: #174978
        * Strip output from md5sum(1) after the first whitespace character.
          Closes: #200763.
        * Output a warning if we cannot open a configuration file instead of
          treating it as a fatal error, in case our home directory is not readable
          by root.  Closes: #200701.
        * Set LC_ALL to C before spawning off dpkg --search, to avoid searching
          on localized strings.  Closes: #244316.
        * Don't require argument for start-stop-daemon -V.  Closes: #237589.
        * Correct use of @ARGV within dpkg-scanpackages, allowing -u to work
          once again.  Closes: #225086, #241503.
        * Make sure file permissions passed to dpkg-statoverride are numeric.
          Closes: #161156.
        * Correctly break out of the loop in install-info.
          Closes: #124225, #160761.
        * Add --dir-file option to install-info for GNU install-info
          compatibility.  Closes: #179192
        * Refer to debian-policy in dpkg-doc's description instead of the
          non-existent packaging-manual.  Closes: #120970.
        * Remove incorrect mention of build-essential from dpkg-checkbuilddeps
          manpage.  Closes: #219210.
        * Add a note about diverting shared libraries to the dpkg-divert
          manpage.  Closes: #214699.
        * Updated Translations:
          - Brazilian Portuguese (Andre Luis Lopes).  Closes: #237864.
          - Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
          - Danish (Claus Hindsgaul).  Closes: #237624.
          - Dutch (Pieter-Paul Spiertz, Bart Cornelis, Erwin).
            Closes: #102094, #151799, #207758.
          - French (Sam Hocevar).  Closes: #243191.
          - German (Florian Ernst).  Closes: #109669, #115352, #187952, #244098.
          - Japanese manpages (KISE Hiroshi).  Closes: #220776.
          - Polish (Bartosz Fenski).  Closes: #242870.
          - Spanish (Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña).  Closes: #166052.
          - Swedish (Peter Karlsson).
        * New Translations:
          - Japanese dpkg-source manpage (KISE Hiroshi).  Closes: #239000.
          - Norwegian Nynorsk (Gaute Hvoslef Kvalnes).  Closes: #233614.
          - Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo).  Closes: #240081.
          - Spanish dpkg-source manpage (Ruben Porras).  Closes: #171489.
      dpkg (1.10.20) unstable; urgency=high
        * Update Japanese translation.  Closes: #224616
        * Update French translation.  Closes: #218713
        * Fix spelling error in German md5sum man page.  Closes: #230750
        * Fix typo in pt_BR po file.  Closes: #192102
        * Revert fix for #232916, this turns out to be a bug in the pgpgp
          wrapper, dpkg worked fine with pgp itself.
      dpkg (1.10.19) unstable; urgency=high
        * Distinguish unmet build dependencies from build conflicts.
          Closes: #217943, #235266.
        * Force NULL-termination of all tar file entry names.  Closes: #232025.
        * Allow dselect to use the full window width.  Closes: #139781.
        * Pass correct number of arguments for format string when out of disk
          space.  Closes: #213038, #217286, #213543, #213846.
        * Remove duplicated entries from ChangeLog.  Closes: #157437.
        * Fix dpkg-buildpackage when used with PGP.  Closes: #232916.
        * Update support for Debian FreeBSD.  Closes: #211566.
        * Store Architecture in the status file.  Closes: #228253.
        * Don't print offending lines in md5sum.  Closes: #170953.
        * Check bounds of md5sum lines.  Closes: #168443, #199489, #199693.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=medium
        * Non-maintainer upload to fix release-critical bugs.
        * Terminate string buffer in main/remove.c.  Closes: #228379.
        * Prevent stashing of hardlinked devices and setuid or setgid binaries
          by removing permissions on upgrade as well as on remove.
          Closes: #225692.
        * Update dpkg conflicts to << 1.10, instead of 1.9.
          Closes: #190611, #221989, #222760.
      dpkg (1.10.18) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Rebuild, tagging and releasing correctly from cvs this time.
      dpkg (1.10.17) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Make dselect do conflict resolution when dealing with automatically
          selected recommended package. Thanks to Colin Watson for the analysis
          and patch. Closes: Bug#151663
        * Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>:
          s/dpkg-checkbuild/dpkg-checkbuilddeps/ in usage.
        * dpkg-checkbuilddeps now sets $reduce_arch.  Closes: #212796.
        * Goswin Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de>:
          Add -u in dpkg-scanpackages.  Closes: #214123.
          Add -a<arch> command to dpkg-scanpackages.
        * Add .#* to dpkg-source's default ignore filter.  Closes: #217380.
        * Matthias Urlichs <smurf@smurf.noris.de>:
          Don't assume /usr/info/dir exists if /usr/info does.  Closes: #165770.
        * Jordi Mallach <jordi@debian.org>:
          Update Catalan translation.
        * Fix errors with dependency fields that reference ${dpkg:Version}.
          Closes: #213108.
      dpkg (1.10.16) unstable; urgency=low
        * Almost *EVERY* damn file was including config.h in the wrong spot.
          After making it the first include, then off_t/size_t/etc could actually
          be redefined to be 64-bit compatible.
        * Jordi Mallach <jordi@debian.org>:
          Fix configure to set HAVE_SETLOCALE.  Closes: #211816
        * "Loïc Le Loarer" <lll_deb@m4x.org>:
          Add a -d|--chdir option to start-stop-daemon.  Closes: #151802
        * Split the background block into 2 parts: one that does the fork, and
          opens /dev/tty and /dev/null, and one that does everything else.  The
          second block is then moved to be run right before the exec.  This
          allows error messages to be seen from the child(previously, they were
          lost), and allows for the chroot to not require the device files.
          These changes based on the bugs filed by:
          Marc Herbert <Marc.Herbert@ens-lyon.fr>: Closes: #155219
          Loïc Le Loarer <lll_deb@m4x.org>: Closes: #151800
        * Mario Lang <mlang@debian.org>:
          When --start, --startas and --pidfile are given, print 'process'
          instead of '(null)' for the process name, if it's already running.
          Closes: #209355
        * Imported several translated manpages, from debian-doc cvs:
          * Spanish: 822-date.1 cleanup-info.8 deb-control.5 deb-old.5
            deb.5 dpkg-checkbuilddeps.1 dpkg-deb.1 dpkg-divert.8 dpkg-name.1
            dpkg-scanpackages.8 dpkg-split.8 dpkg-statoverride.8 dpkg.8
            dselect.8 md5sum.1 start-stop-daemon.8 update-alternatives.8
            "Esteban Manchado Velázquez" <zoso@debian.org>: Closes: #171489
          * French: deb.5
            Julien Louis <arthur51@ifrance.com>: Closes: #164906
          * Portuguese: dpkg.8 dselect.8
        * Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org>
          In dpkg's manpage, -O had an inverted word.  Closes: #111711
        * Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>:
          Fix Polish translation of 'conflicts with'  Closes: #112057
        * Jiri Masik <masik@darbujan.fzu.cz>:
          Improve Czech translation of: "dpkg - warning: ignoring request to
          remove %s which isn't installed."  Closes: #117518
        * Marco Nenciarini <mnencia@prato.linux.it>:
          Fix missing space in Italian translation when listing files, and the
          file is diverted.  Closes: #138244
        * Piotr Roszatycki <Piotr_Roszatycki@netia.net.pl>:
          Update Polish translation.  Closes: #142370
        * Martin Quinson <mquinson@ens-lyon.fr>:
          Fix missing space in French translation of: "%s - warning: downgrading
          %.250s from %.250s to %.250s.\n"  Closes: #149142
        * Hidetaka Iwai <tyuyu@sings.jp>:
          Fix typo in Japanese translation of dpkg --force-help; downgrade ->
          downgrade:  Closes: #157819
        * Martin Quinson <mquinson@ens-lyon.fr>:
          Fix French translation when listing files, and the file is diverted.
          Closes: #162154
        * Rune Schjellerup <olberd@odense.kollegienet.dk>:
          Fix Danish translation of(was missing the leading space): " does not
          appear to be available\n"  Closes: #192972
        * Fix md5sum when handling large files.  Closes: #162691
        * Fix dpkg-checkbuilddeps calling of parsedep.  It wasn't setting
          use_arch.  Closes: #212796.
        * Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>:
          Change formatting of info.dir.  Closes: #167379.
      dpkg (1.10.15) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix detection of va_copy.
        * Back out debian/rules build-arch detection.  It is *not* possible *at
          all* to detect available targets in a rules file.  Period.
      dpkg (1.10.14) unstable; urgency=low
        * controllib.pl:
          * Rewrote the parsedep stuff, so that it wasn't done during control
            file parsing.  Scripts that need the internal parsed format should
            call parsedep on the field's value.
          * Split the substvars parsing into a separate function.
          * No longer validate dependency fields when reading the control file.
            Some fields may have vars in them, which breaks the validation.
          * dpkg-gencontrol calls substvars after parsing the control file, and
            then validates the substituted depends lines.  Originally,
            substitution occurred only during writing of the final output file.
          * Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org>:
            Fix bad regex that didn't allow spaces in dependency field parsing.
            It now directly matches what the c code expects.  It previously was
            allowing all of \S, which matched on '('.
            Closes: #211660.
        * Remove stale debug in debian/control that would have broken
          installation on s390.
        * We were calling our own local copy of dpkg-gencontrol, but the
          system-installed copy of dpkg-shlibdeps.  Now, both are called from
          the build directory.
      dpkg (1.10.13) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix parsing of deps when both () and [] are specified.
        * Set $host_arch in controllib.pl:parsedep.
        * dpkg-checkbuilddeps doesn't output the [] stuff when finding invalid
      dpkg (1.10.12) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix dpkg-source output of build-depends lines.
      dpkg (1.10.11) unstable; urgency=low
        * dpkg no longer provides any BYHAND files.  If you need the source
          tarball, use the orig.tar.gz file available in the pool.  The
          precompiled tars were hold-overs from when debs were not standard
          ar/tar files.
        * Install /usr/share/doc/dpkg/pseudo-tags, which talks about the bug
          titling we use to mark bugs for filtering in the Debian bts.
        * Updated ca.po.
        * Teach dpkg-source that ~ is legal in version numbers
        * Add build-depends on sgml-base, and increase gettext build-depends to
        * Updated config.sub and config.guess in cvs.
        * Change use of strncpy in parsedb to memcpy.  Closes: #160447
        * No longer generate helpmsgs.{cc,h}.
        * several controllib changes:
          * Moved dependency parsing logic from dpkg-checkbuilddeps.
            The dpkg-checkbuilddeps parser didn't support empty fields, while
            the controllib parser did.
          * All dependency fields parsed by controllib.pl support [arch]
            specifiers.  If the arch specifier doesn't apply for the current
            arch, then the item will not be added to the internal list structure.
          * Comment lines(that begin with '#') are removed during parsing.
          * Store the original casing of field names, for use in error reporting.
          * Store the original field's casing with 'o:' prepended in %fi.
            * ballombe@merulo.debian.org:
              dpkg-checkbuilddeps now handles empty fields.  Closes: #111562
            * Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>:
              support comments(first char on line begins with '#') in
              debian/control.  Closes: #191810
            * Bastian Blank <waldi@debian.org>:
              Allow for per-arch generated dependency fields.  Closes: #170575
            * Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>:
              Report the original casing of field names when they are unknown.
              Closes: #177753
        * Patch dpkg-buildpackage to call debian/rules -qn build-arch, and if
          it's available, modify -B handling appropriately.  If build-arch is not
          available, then when -B was called, do *not* pass -B on to
          dpkg-checkbuilddeps.  Closes: #203097
        * Frank Lichtenheld <frank@lichtenheld.de>:
          Apply patch, to handle missing infodir.bak, and empty files.  Closes:
        * Change standard_startup and standard_shutdown into macros.  Closes:
        * Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org>:
          Fix inverted test of eof in parsedb, while looking for eof after
          field name.  Closes: #198218
        * Yann Dirson <dirson@debian.org>
          Add set -e to dpkg-doc.postinst.  Closes: #191261
        * Michael Weber <michaelw@debian.org>:
          dpkg --print-architecture now does gcc -dumpmachine instead of
          --print-libgcc-file-name.  Closes: #131893, #8241, #106793, #210285
        * Daniel Silverstone <dsilvers@digital-scurf.org>:
          Apply patch to change hashing function, and increase bin size, for
          the package database.  Closes: #206416
        * Paul Eggert <eggert@CS.UCLA.EDU>:
          Apply patch to make dpkg work with POSIX 1003.1-2001.  Closes:
        * Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>:
          Fix "stripping trailing /" message from dpkg-statoverride.  Closes:
        * Sami Liedes <sliedes@cc.hut.fi>:
          Increase filesdb bin size, and alter hashing function.  Closes:
        * Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au>:
          Retry removing empty dirs during purge.  Closes: #112386
        * Darren Salt <linux@youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk>:
          Add .cvsignore to dpkg-source's default diff ignore regex.  Also fix
          missing \ escape for .deps.  Closes: #174013
        * Koblinger Egmont <egmont@uhulinux.hu>:
          Fix segfault with --status-fd.  Closes: #173618
        * Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>,
          Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org>:
          Add .svn, {arch}, and .arch-ids to dpkg-source -i default regex.
          Closes: #169359
        * Falk Hueffner <falk@debian.org>:
          Added alphaev68-linux-gnu to archtable.  Closes: #199360
        * Elie Rosenblum <fnord@debian.org>:
          Apply patch to support OpenBSD.  Closes: #154277
        * Geoff Richards <qef@laxan.com>:
          Add --config to action section, and add as EXAMPLES section.  Closes:
          #208014, #115759
        * Yann Dirson <dirson@debian.org>:
          install-info --version and --help now display on stdout.  Closes:
        * Dan Jacobson <jidanni@dman.ddts.net>:
          Mention what dpkg and dpkg-query -S will not find.  Closes: #153096
        * Sebastian Leske <sleske@enterprise.mathematik.uni-essen.de>:
          Mention in dpkg(8) that downgrading a package can have serious
          consequences.  Closes: #61156
        * Dan Jacobson <jidanni@dman.ddts.net>:
          In dpkg-scanpackages(8), including small note that other tools might
          use the generated Packages file.  Closes: #208894
        * Warren Turkal <wturkal@cbu.edu>:
          Fix some typos in dpkg-source(1).  Closes: #207259, #204123, #167426
        * Dan Jacobson <jidanni@dman.ddts.net>:
          Alter text in dselect(8), implying that other interfaces are available
          for installing packages.  Closes: #206164.
        * Daniel Bonniot <bonniot@users.sourceforge.net>:
          Note in start-stop-daemon(8) that --nicelevel takes an argument.
        * Ruben Porras <nahoo82@telefonica.net>:
          Remove duplicate 'can' in deb-control(5).  Closes: #183840
        * Dan Jacobson <jidanni@dman.ddts.net>:
          Fix short description in dpkg-scansources(8).  Closes: #175770
        * Zefram <zefram@fysh.org>:
          In dpkg(8), move dpkg-query options to their own subsection, like
          dpkg-deb.  Closes: #174971
        * Thomas Hood <jdthood@yahoo.co.uk>
          Add --dry-run and --simulate as synonyms to --no-act.  Closes:
        * Junichi Uekawa <dancer@netfort.gr.jp>:
          Fix wrong reference to DEB_BUILD_GNU_SYSTEM on --host in
          dpkg-architecture(1).  Closes: #163621
        * Michael Klein <michael.klein@puffin.lb.shuttle.de>:
          s/Usuaully/Usually/ in deb-control.5.  Closes: #161819
        * Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>:
          Removed reference in dselect(8) about recommends not being handled
          well.  Closes: #157973
        * Andrew Suffield <aps100@doc.ic.ac.uk>:
          s/dpkg-source/dpkg-parsechangelog/ in dpkg-parsechangelog -h.
          Closes: #155822
        * Matej Vela <vela@debian.org>:
          Unhighlight "May be repeated multiple times." in dpkg-source(1).
          Closes: #151845
        * Jordi Mallach <jordi@debian.org>:
          Make all actions in dpkg-deb -h lower case.  Closes: #150642
        * Alexander Hvostov <root@aoi.dyndns.org>:
          Add -g|--group to start-stop-daemon, and document properly.  Closes:
        * Szerb Tamas <toma@mlf.linux.rulez.org>:
          s/THANKS/THANKS.gz/ in dpkg(8).  Closes: #91348
        * "James R. Van Zandt" <jrv@vanzandt-pc.mitre.org>:
          In dpkg(8), mention running dselect, install after --set-selections.
          Closes: #175236
        * Yann Dirson <dirson@debian.org>:
          Remove disabled --command-fd from help.  Closes: #169619
        * Tobias Burnus <tburnus@physik.fu-berlin.de>:
          Apply patch to update-alternatives that provides --set and --remove-all
          commands.  Closes: #133745.
        * Osamu Aoki <debian@aokiconsulting.com>:
          Add --all to update-alternatives, that calls --config on all
          alternatives.  Closes: #126621
        * Dan Jacobson <jidanni@jidanni.org>:
          Alter --config prompt, to be more clear, that one must 'press' enter to
          accept the default.  Closes: #203557
        * Peter Moulder <pmoulder@bowman.csse.monash.edu.au>:
          Fix some -w issues in update-alternatives.  Closes: #137313
        * Eduard Bloch <edi@gmx.de>:
          Apply patch to check whether the target path exists on removing.
          Closes: #37254
        * Colin Walters <walters@debian.org>:
          After opening files, set binmode.  Closes: #175363
      dpkg (1.10.10) unstable; urgency=low
        * Update archtable for hurd.  Closes: #187509.
        * Make the dpkg-iasearch conflicts versioned.  Closes: #170698.
        * Surround sed call with '' in Makefile.in.  Closes: #187534.
        * Strip trailing / from the file args in dpkg-statoverride.  Closes:
        * Modified to use autotools-dev.  Closes: #179656.
        * Add netbsd support.  Closes: #179658, #179659.
        * Support hyphenated values in dpkg-architecture. Closes: #179661
        * No longer managed the /usr/doc symlinks.
      dpkg (1.10.9) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix dereference in main/help.c:cu_closefd(), which was the cause of
          close(random number) on most arches, but close(0) on s390x.
        * Add s390x to archtable.  Closes: #160976.
      dpkg (1.10.8) unstable; urgency=low
        * Make the multiline regex have an upper bound, instead of being
          unbounded, as newer perls have a larger stack frame, which cause them
          to segfault quicker with larger inputs.  Closes: #159756.
      dpkg (1.10.7) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix double free in modstatdb_init, in the case that modstatdb_shutdown
          was called previously.  Closes: #159515.
      dpkg (1.10.6) unstable; urgency=low
        * Don't call nffreeall, in any of the c/c++ programs.  It appears dselect
          slightly corrupts it's memory enough that it can't be freed without
          segfaulting.  Closes: #159023.
      dpkg (1.10.5) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix segfault in md5sum if the file being checked doesn't exist.
          Closes: #154503.
        * Fix extraction of md5sum in dpkg-scanpackages.  Closes: #153769.
        * Handle directories better in md5sum.  Closes: #157453.
        * Fix read past buffer in lib/nfmalloc.c.  Closes: #157304.
        * Fix several read pass buffer bugs, and a memleak.  Closes: #155362.
        * Fix segfault when --auto-deconfigure is given.  Closes: #157762.
        * Allow spaces between the end of a version, and the trailing ')'.
          Closes: #154898.
        * Fixes for HURD:  Closes: #156545
          * Add i386-gnu0.3 to archtable.
          * Fix handling of static compiles, with regard to zlib.
        * Previous install-infos(before 1.10) handled multiple dir file entries,
          because they would copy the entire stanza unmodified.  The newest
          version does not do this, as it reformats the options, and thereby
          only takes the first line.  So, we now split all the lines from the
          stanza, and process them all.  Closes: #147492.
        * Fix corruption of available file, caused by use of memory that was
          previously freed.  Closes: #154257.
        * Fix several minor memleaks.
        * Remove /usr/sbin/start-stop-daemon.  Closes: #156437.
      dpkg (1.10.4) unstable; urgency=low
        * Remove -ffunction-sections and -fdata-sections.  Closes: #152130.
        * Install archtable into /usr/share/dpkg/.
      dpkg (1.10.3) unstable; urgency=low
        * Move dselect.cfg to dselect package. Closes: Bug#152132
        * Install methods into /usr/lib/dpkg/methods, not /usr/lib/dpkg.  Closes:
        * Fix test inversion in start-stop-daemon, when checking the pid given in
          a pid file.  Thanks Thomas Morin <thomas.morin@enst-bretagne.fr>.
          Closes: #152270.
        * If in --test mode, and --stop is given, increment n_killed, so that
          start-stop-daemon returns the proper exit value.  Thanks Thomas Morin
          <thomas.morin@enst-bretagne.fr>.  Closes: #151992.
      dpkg (1.10.2) unstable; urgency=low
        * Make configuration files in $HOME work again
        * dpkg + dpkg-static conflict with dpkg-dev << 1.9, to fix md5sum error
          in dpkg-source.  Closes: #151691.
        * Remove -Z from patch call, in dpkg-source, as it makes patch warn about
          missing timestamps.  Closes: #151965
        * Install debian/dselect.conffiles.
      dpkg (1.10.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * Add conflict with dpkg-iasearch which intruded on our namespace.
        * Replace manpages-de which includes one of our manpages.  Closes: #151485
        * Don't always call autoheader when building. Closes: #151471
        * Fix double conflict in dpkg. Closes: Bug#151581
        * Move dselect methods to dselect package.
        * dpkg-checkbuilddeps no longer checks for build-essential. dpkg should
          not hardcode Debian policy.
        * Make dpkg-genchanges accept ~ as part of a package filename.
          Closes: Bug#150739
        * Move dpkg.cfg and dselect.cfg manpages into dpkg package. Closes: Bug#132901
      dpkg (1.10) unstable; urgency=low
        * dpkg now reorders symlinks when extracting debs.  However, this is also
          still done when building debs.  After a stable release of Debian has
          occurred with this modified dpkg, the reordering when building can be
        * Fixed upper/lowercase problems with package names. Closes: Bug#58091
          (and 3 others).
        * Add Russian manual pages
        * Fix n in dselect package list (performs searchagain now)
        * Fix layout problem in dpkg-divert manpage. Closes: Bug#103667
        * When a package is set to hold, and a reinstallation is requested,
          -E will not properly skip it.  Closes: #45787.
        * Make dpkg-checkbuilddeps use dpkg-architecture. Closes: Bug#104230
        * Improve dpkg-architecture documentation. Closes: Bug#104232
        * Update German translation. Closes: Bug#97239
        * Update Polish translation. Closes: Bug#115783
        * Update French translation.
        * Update Brazilian translation.
        * Update Danish translation.
        * Update Galician translation.
        * Update Portuguese translations.
        * Add Catalan translation
        * Add German md5sum manpage
        * Add Brazilian update-alternatives manpage. Closes: Bug#122132
        * Improve dselect manpage. Closes: Bug#103839
        * dpkg-name(1) no longer mentions the non-existing dpkg(5) manpage.
          Closes: Bug#104214
        * Improve handling of Recommends and Suggests in dselect. Closes: Bug#34942
        * Add per-user configuration files. Closes: Bug#103845
        * Split dselect into its own package. dpkg Pre-Depends on it
          to make sure no weird things happen during an upgrade but this
          will allow us to make dselect option at some point in the future.
          Closes: #114249.
        * Make colours in dselect user-configurable. Closes: Bug#103994
        * Make Q do an abort in the method selection menu to make things more
          consistent with the package list
        * Fix test for nice(2) failure in start-stop-daemon. Closes: Bug#104561
        * Improve the dselect helpscreen a bit. Closes: Bug#72634
        * New version comparison routine that can handle arbitrarily large numbers
          and accepts `~' as a low-sorting character. Closes: Bug#93386
        * dselect now accepts regular expressions when searching for packages
          and can search in package descriptions as well.
          Closes: Bug#81009,#83139
        * Move query commands into a separate dpkg-query command. For the old options
          (-L,-l,-s,-S) dpkg will still call it for you.
        * Add configurable package listing support to dpkg-query
        * Handle window resize in dselect main menu. Closes: Bug#98275
        * update-rc.d moved to the sysvinit package. Closes: Bug#108887,#109282
        * Add --showformat and --show options to dpkg-deb and dpkg-query to
          allow one to customize the output format
        * several install-info cleanups:
          * Move /usr/info/dir to /usr/share/info/dir.  Closes: #67174.
          * If /usr/share/info doesn't exist, print a message saying so,
            instead of the confusing "couldn't lock" error.  Closes: #2531.
          * If /usr/share/info/dir doesn't exist, or is empty, try to copy the
            backup from /var/backups/infodir.bak.  Closes: #121309.
          * Add a --remove-exactly option, and allow for relative filenames.
            Closes: #92650.
          * Use the section from the .info file if --section is not given.
            Closes: #76100.
          * Error messages now include the filename being processed.
            Closes: #66735
          * /usr/share/info/dir now has it's entries formatted to even widths.
            Closes: #11228
          * --calign|--align|--maxwidth are now ignored.
        * strip enoent as well. Closes: Bug#112378
        * Fix format error in Dutch translation. Closes: Bug#113120
        * When parsing stdin, md5sum now displays '-' as the filename, to match
          textutils md5sum.  Closes: #121489.
        * Apply patch from bug, to give update-alternatives a --list command.
          Closes: #120924.
        * Make dpkg-checkbuilddeps always check for build-essential.
          Closes: Bug#118420.
        * Use space separated output instead of comma separated in
        * Update default ignore expression in dpkg-source to also match *~ and
          *.swp in subdirs. Closes: Bug#127458
        * Handle errors when verifying md5sums. Closes: Bug#102367
        * dpkg-source now uses reliable timestamps for changed files.
          Closes: Bug#105750
        * Fix typo in start-stop-daemon help message. Closes: Bug#131439
        * update-alternative exits with a non-zero exit code when displaying
          a non-existing alternative. Closes: Bug#131496
        * Use gzip -c in install-info. Closes: Bug#131758
        * start-stop-daemon works on HP-UX now. Closes: Bug#130130
        * Fix dselect spin when run without input. Closes: Bug#132476
        * Update-alternatives now correctly restores an alternative to auto mode
          when removing a manually selected alternative. Closes: Bug#132632
        * Copy bugs and origin information into status file. Closes: Bug#132714
        * Improve wording of update-alternatives --config text. Closes: Bug#133035
        * Add manpages for dpkg.cfg and dselect.cfg. Closes: Bug#132901
        * Improve test for illegal packagename for dpkg-gencontrol -p option
        * Fix segfault when getenv("PATH") returns null.  Closes: Bug#136349
        * Add Large File Summit extensions. Closes: Bug#130509
        * Fix typo in dpkg-source manpage. Closes: Bug#141906
        * Re-fix handling of multiple blank lines in control. Closes: Bug#143117
        * Document --force-confmiss and --force-bad-verify. Closes: Bug#146855
        * Drop upgrade compat stuff in dpkg postinst for ancient versions (over
          5 years old)
        * Always set CLOEXEC on the lock fd.  Closes: Bug#147872
        * Clean up tmp files when ctrl-c is sent to dpkg-source.  Closes:
        * dpkg-source no longer requires exact case matches for fields in
          debian/control.  Closes: Bug#139159.
        * dpkg-scanpackages now gives proper case for Source and Installed-Size.
          Closes: Bug#119532.
        * dpkg-architecture: s/build on/built on/; same for 'build for'.
          Closes: Bug#140441.
        * cl-debian.pl now recognizes emergency as valid in changelogs.
          Closes: Bug#138013.
        * Properly count recursive expansion of variables, instead of just
          counting all variable expansions.  Closes: #144121.
        * Add -I<filename> to dpkg-buildpackage and dpkg-source, to excludes
          files from tar, when building a native package.  Closes: Bug#75947.
        * Close the old debian/files file, before doing a rename.  Closes:
        * Fix documentation of -v<version> for dpkg-parsechangelog, removing the
          requirement that the version has to be in the changelog.  Closes:
        * Fix typo in dpkg-source(1), for '-sU'.  Closes: Bug#126340.
        * Add dpkg-scansources to dpkg-scanpackages(8).  Closes: Bug#147924.
        * Change /usr/info into a symlink to /usr/share/info if possible
      dpkg (1.9.21) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix corrupt Swedish translations that would some error messages display
        * Enable --force-overwrite by default in /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg
        * dpkg.cfg is now no longer a conffile. This means the installer can
          change defaults depending on how an install is done
        * Detect truncated debs, and abort the unpack.  Closes: #138569.
        * Improve dpkg(8) --force documentation
        * Fix error in Russian dselect translation
      dpkg (1.9.20) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Fix assertion when --auto-deconfigure is set.  Closes: #137765.
        * Fix segfault discovered by fixing the above.
        * Fix segfault when getenv("PATH") returns null.  Closes: #136349
        * Recompiled against updated zlib, to fix possible security issue.  Also
          bumped build-depends to match.  Closes: #137931(grave)
      dpkg (1.9.19) unstable; urgency=medium
        * install-info continues to read all data from a pipe, until EOF.
          Closes: #99816(grave).
        * Add Catalan translation
        * Update Danish translation. Closes: Bug#131869
        * Update French translation.
        * update-alternative exits with a non-zero exit code when displaying
          a non-existing alternative. Closes: Bug#131496
        * Changed Maintainer to debian-dpkg@lists.
        * Fix "Up to date installed packages" for polish translation.  Closes:
        * Swap updated/up-to-date polish translations(they were reversed).
          Closes: #117583, #102961.
        * Mark /etc/alternatives/README as a conffile.
        * Strip .note, .comment, and /usr/lib/dpkg/enoent.
        * Make dpkg-gencontrol not warn about Uploaders.  Closes: #111090.
      dpkg (1.9.18) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix MD5Sum corruption when upgrading a package.  Closes: Bug#113961.
        * Add Wichert and I to debian/control:Uploaders.
      dpkg (1.9.17) unstable; urgency=low
        * updated-rc.d moved to the sysvinit package. Closes: Bug#108887,#109282
      dpkg (1.9.16) unstable; urgency=low
        * Revert architecture-change to dpkg-source from 1.9.11, see ChangeLog
          for details.
      dpkg (1.9.15) unstable; urgency=low
        * Change policy of handling dscformat in dpkg-source
        * Fix the arglist construction for maintainer scripts
        * Revert dscformat to 1.0 since older dpkg-source versions do not have
          the new policy. In the future (starting at format 2.0 to maintain
          compatibility with old dpkg-source implementations) minor changes to
          the dscformat have to be fully backward and forward compatible.
      dpkg (1.9.14) unstable; urgency=low
        * Make the Uploaders field in a .dsc file optional.
        * Disabled sanity checking of source packages.
      dpkg (1.9.13) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Add a -W option to dpkg-source(and the other utils, where it is just
          passed thru), to turn certain errors into warnings(of which, only
          one is changed, namely, the 'tar doesn't contain preceding directory'
          error).  Closes: #101813, and partially 101845.
        * Don't error out if the files in the tar have leading './', for
          dpkg-source.  (another partial close of 101845).
        * Handle the case where a single directory exists in the orig.tar.gz, but
          it is NOT of the form <pkg>-<ver>.  Closes: #101845.
        * Set LC_ALL in dpkg-source when we call external programs when we are
          going to parse their output.  Another bug from 101845.
        * Handle stating of truncated cpio filenames(100 char limit, bah), in
          dpkg-source.  Another bug from 101845.
        * Add support for an Uploaders field, which is read from the first
          paragraph of debian/control, and propagated to the .dsc.  This lists
          the people allowed to upload a package.  If it is not set, then the
          value of the Maintainer is placed into this field of the .dsc.  This
          bumps the .dsc format to 1.1.  Closes: #101815.
        * Handle symlinks in the tarball, and don't error out if found.
        * in controllib, make warnerrors default to warnings.  Affects
          dpkg-source.  This will be changed to be errors in the future.
      dpkg (1.9.12) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Fix do_script() bug. Closes: Bug#101552
        * Fix building and extracting of certain kinds of source packages.
          Closes: #101684.
        * Added Colin Watson to THANKS.
      dpkg (1.9.11) unstable; urgency=low
        * The "Hang on to your hats, it gets bumpy from here." release.
        * Trim trailing spaces from package names when checking builddeps.
          Closes: #101304.
        * Apply patch from bug to fix logic error that kept everything but
          Build-Deps from working in checkbuilddeps.  Closes: #101511.
        * Apply patch to correctly check the output of gcc on hurd, for
          dpkg-architecture. Closes: #99874.
        * The internal pod docs in dpkg-architecture were updated to reflect
          that -f was no longer implied when -q was given, but the build system
          wasn't generating new documentation.  Closes: #100997.
        * deb(5) now has a see-also for deb-old(5).  Closes: #99620.
        * Fix dpkg-shlibdeps infinite directory recursion thru symlinks.
          Closes: #97622.
        * Set the Architecture to 'source' only when doing source only uploads
          in the generated changes files.  Closes: #100144.
        * Document -nc in the dpkg-buildpackage manpage.  Closes: #101038.
        * Make dpkg-source work with GNU md5sum.  Closes: #97666.
        * in dpkg-source, when both arch: all and arch: <arch> packages exist in
          debian/control, don't promote the source arch: to any, but only list
          all and <arch>.  Closes: #94608
        * Apply patch from Colin Watson:  Closes: #89679
          * Reset SIGPIPE to DEFAULT when forking gzip.
          * set LANG to C before execing cpio, as we parse its output.
          * In checktarcpio() and checktarsane(), use the previously open pipes,
            instead of the opening files on disk(which was the old, ancient way).
          * Improve the output parsing of tar in checktarsane().
        * warn instead of die when find returns an error(which happens if there
          is a dangling symlink, because we use -follow).  Closes: #51479.
        * Change list of allowed urgencies in debian/changelog to: low, medium,
          high, and critical.  Closes: #94475.
        * Error out if an illegal package name is used in dpkg-gencontrol.pl.
          Closes: #61211
        * Apply patch from Marcus Brinkmann to dpkg-buildpackage:  Closes:
          * Option -a implies option -d.
          * Set ARCH correctly to host architecture, rather than build arch.
      dpkg (1.9.10) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix [arch] parsing, and handle extra spaces better.  Closes: #100512,
        * Apply patch from bug, to fix cleanup of dpkg-divert temp files.
          Closes: #100474.
        * Swap j/k keys on the main menu, so they function like the package
          selection screen(and like vi).  Closes: #100502.
        * Multiple fixes in bug: Closes: #99892.
          * s/DEAD_JOE/DEADJOE/ in dpkg-source.
          * Switch to auto mode if alternative symlink is missing.
        * Update Spanish translation
      dpkg (1.9.9) unstable; urgency=low
        * The leading and trailing spaces patch in the last upload had some
          issues with trailing spaces.  This fixes them.  No bug to close, as the
          bts is still down.
      dpkg (1.9.8) unstable; urgency=low
        * Remove leading and trailing spaces from versions, and check for
          embedded spaces, inside dpkg.  Closes: #99186.
        * Handle varied use of spaces in dpkg-checkbuilddeps.  Closes: #98899.
        * Reset SIGPIPE back to default, in dpkg-source.  Closes: #98563.
        * Remove bogus $! check from dpkg-architecture.  Closes: #99428.
      dpkg (1.9.7) unstable; urgency=low
        * If a new file doesn't exist on disk, but is a going to be installed as
          a directory, then don't error out.  Closes: Bug#17381.
        * Update japanese manpages.  Closes: Bug#97831.
        * Update it.po.  Closes: Bug#98273.
        * Fix bad cleanup in dpkg-divert.  Closes: Bug#98578,#98828,#98831.
      dpkg (1.9.4) unstable; urgency=low
        * Oops.  EOF_mmap incorrectly detecting the end of the data block.
          Closes: Bug#95981.
        * After fixing the above bug, and using debootstrap to build a sid
          chroot, I discovered that my previous dependency cycle fix could cause
          segfaults in some situations.
      dpkg (1.9.3) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix compiles on ppc. Closes: Bug#95918.
      dpkg (1.9.2) unstable; urgency=low
        * Recompile, to fix incorrect path 1.9.1/dpkg-divert. Closes: Bug#95845
      dpkg (1.9.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix segfault with empty status and available, and when missing a
          trailing new line.  Closes: Bug#95496
        * Make dpkg-shlibdeps not care if dpkg --search return with an error.
          Closes: Bug#95568
        * Fix corruption of user-defined fields in status and available.
          Closes: Bug#95567.
        * Changed dpkg.cfg to include no-debsig by default, as no debs are
          currently signed, and we get false errors when debsig-verify is
          installed.  This will be removed in the future, when the archive tools
          support package signatures.  Closes: Bug#95573
        * dpkg-buildpackage should only check for valid signinterface if the
          user specifies one. Closes: Bug#95598
        * Fix removing of diversions.  Closes: Bug#95655
        * Fix md5sum -c. Closes: Bug#95586
      dpkg (1.9.0) unstable; urgency=low
        * Things should mostly work OpenBSD 2.8 as well now
        * Added a --status-pipe option.
        * Fixed several memleaks.
        * Profiled dpkg.
          * Reworked lib/parse.c:parsedb().  Instead of using getc(), then
            calling varbufaddc(), it now reads the entire file at once into a
            huge buffer, then moves pointers around, to do the parsing.  This
            gave a speedup of 33% on a dual celeron 333, when reading status and
          * various other speedups.
        * Removed all --smallmem code, as smallmem and largemem now actually
          use about the same amount of memory, and largemem is faster.  Both
          --largemem and --smallmem are now obsolete options, and will print
          a warning if used. Closes: Bug#84905, #67528
        * Initialize uninitialized variables.  This should solve several
          segfaults. Closes: Bug#25317(plus 9 others, thru the beauty of
        * Found that when working with dependency cycles, and part of the cycle
          was a provide, the provider was not being considered, so the cycle
          could not be broken. Closes: Bug#87985(and 3 others)
        * Update German translation, Closes: Bug#80529,#80532,#87581
        * Update French translation, Closes: Bug#65284,#85035,#87238
        * Update Japanese translation, Closes: Bug#93873
        * Updated all other translations (but no bugs filed)
        * Add Danish translation
        * Remove spurious '%s' in Polish translation, Closes: Bug#74814
        * Add French manpages, courtesy of Philippe Batailler
        * Ignore vim swapfiles in dpkg-source, Closes: Bug#81630
        * remove --import option from dpkg-statoverride, Closes: Bug#81358
        * Replace nfmalloc implementation with obstack. Added obstack.[ch] to
          optlib, for non-GNU systems.
        * dpkg-divert only allows absolute filenames now. Closes: Bug#82419
        * Handle diffs from non-existing files to existing files. Closes: Bug#82708,
        * Small fixes to the buildsystem. Closes: Bug#84361
        * Fix dpkg-statoverride --update for things other then plain files.
          Closes: Bug#84449
        * Fix race with source directory disappearing in dpkg-source.
          Closes: Bug#45511
        * Fix manpage for dpkg-gencontrol. Closes: Bug#84625
        * Add -n option for dpkg-gencontrol to specify a filename. Closes: Bug#75796
        * Use POSIX glob instead of regexp in debian/rules. Closes: Bug#83042,
        * fix typo in usage message for dpkg-divert, Closes: Bug#85977
        * Use full path for argv[0] when calling scripts. Closes: Bug#68783
        * Add ia64 support to dpkg-architecture.
        * Minor script changes, Closes: Bug#87485
        * Stop dpkg-genchanges from complaining about missing packages
          when doing a source-only build. Closes: Bug#87571,#15644,#25496
        * Various dpkg-architecture cleanups. Closes: Bug#87505
        * Modify dpkg-architecture to handle gcc versions containing letters.
          Closes: Bug#83083
        * dpkg-buildpackage updates: Closes: Bug#87572,#85847
          + make -C work properly
          + fix test for gpg secret keyring
          + improve source messages
          + skip signing pause when building unsigned packages
          + test for invalid signinterface. Closes: Bug#87579
          + remove debsign support, it's useless and doesn't work
          + Use correct architecture when naming .changes file. Closes: Bug#88015
        * Fix wording in dpkg-statoverride manpage for --add. Closes: Bug#85080
        * Fix typo in start-stop-daemon manpage. Closes: Bug#88225
        * Add dpkg-checkbuilddeps to check if build dependencies are satisfied
          and modify dpkg-buildpackage to call it if wanted.
          Closes: Bug#86453,#83812,#60717,#74372,#67896,#60717,#13961
        * dpkg-parsechangelog can read a changelog from stdin now. Closes: Bug#80142
        * Fix confusing wording for dpkg-buildpackage -uc option in manpage.
          Closes: Bug#83468
        * dpkg-statoverride now exits with exitcode 1 if we do a --list but don't
          output anything. Closes: Bug#84328
        * Remove Linux reference from all scripts, they should run fine on
          other OSes as well.
        * Mark last argument in dpkg-scanpackages usage info as optional.
          Closes: Bug#86658
        * Fix cache in dpkg-scanpackages version comparison. Closes: Bug#90722
        * Fix formatting error in dpkg-source.1. Closes: Bug#82723
        * Change dpkg-gencontrol to fix comma-related syntax errors after
          processing substvars. Closes: Bug#92908
        * Verify package signatures if debsig-verify is installed. Closes: Bug#37017
        * Handle window resize in dselect main menu. Closes: Bug#93559
        * Initialize all parts of the package record.  This should fix several
          segfaults people have been seeing in dpkg.  Closes: Bug#90328.
        * Apply patch from bug#86847, that escapes intl chars in filenames.
          Closes: Bug#83752, #85040, #86847, #89000.
        * Errors during dpkg -s(and other similar commands) are now printed
          on stderr.  Closes: Bug#88987.
        * Add a --retry option to start-stop-daemon. Closes: Bug#75139
        * Fix regeps to extract Closes magic from a changelog so the #
          is really optional. Closes: Bug#94474
        * Remove useless statement from dpkg-shlibdeps. Closes: Bug#90516
        * Make the debian changelog parser identify itself with $progname.
          Closes: Bug#89409
        * Give a syntax error when we get an unexpected PGP signature in control
          files. Closes: Bug#75562
        * Change dpkg manpage to reflect that --force-statoverride is no enabled
          by default. Closes: Bug#95023
        * Handle dangling symlinks, by ignoring error code 1 from find, when
          processing --recursive. Closes: Bug#4784
        * dpkg -L, -S, -l, -s, and -p now return an error code if any package
          does not exist. Closes: Bug#4974, #72406
        * dselect has a configuration file as well now
        * Get ENOENT value at runtime in dpkg-divert instead of hardcoding it.
          Closes: Bug# 31620
        * Fix wrong ENOENT test in dpkg-divert. Closes: Bug#95088
        * Add support for more SuperH variants (sh[34]{,eb}-linux-gnu)
        * Fix formatting and a typo in the dpkg manpage
        * Document the dpkg.cfg configuration file in dpkg(8)
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Revert change to nfmalloc.c that was causing SIGBUS on sparc.
      dpkg (1.8.3) unstable; urgency=low
        * Do chown before chmod in dpkg-statoverride, Closes: Bug#81943
        * Fix recursion in dpkg-shlibdeps, Closes: Bug#81322
        * Really completely revert dpkg-source patches which broke backwards
      dpkg (1.8.2) unstable; urgency=low
        * Don't attempt to read from an input source when we only want 0 bytes.
          Also handle buggy systems that return EAGAIN instead of EINTR.  Closes:
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Apply patch from bug to fix badly generated diffs(in some
          circumstances).  Closes: #81152
      dpkg (1.8.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * Make --name a valid option.  Closes: #31206, #51953.
        * dpkg-deb -I <pkg> <control> works again
        * Update Swedish translation
      dpkg (1.8.0) unstable; urgency=low
        * Add -k|--symlink option to dpkg-name.  Closes: #35040
        * Made the accelerator keys in dselect's main menu separate options, so
          that they can be translated separately.  Closes: #50955.
        * Added depends on sysvinit (>= 2.72), so that we can make sure that
          /etc/rcS.d exists.  Closes: #55037.
        * update-rc.d: Changed documentation and help, as -f only applies during
          remove.  Closes: #55049.
        * Added a --force-all option.  Closes: #61354.
        * Format help string for --abort-after like other option help strings.
          Closes: #62464.
        * Fix dselect methods to pass admindir to dpkg from dselect.
        * Minor tweak so that when patch 2.5.4 is manually used to apply a diff,
          it doesn't get applied multiple times.  Closes: #65021
        * Add --nicelevel to start-stop-daemon, to alter a programs priority
          before starting.  Closes: #65191.
        * Document that --largemem is the default, and that the test point is
          24 megs.  Closes: #65607.
        * Document that --set-selections does not actually install any
          packages.  Closes: #65340.
        * Fix typo in dpkg-deb.1.  Closes: #65945.
        * Add --truename option to dpkg-divert.  Closes: #68489.
        * Documented COLUMNS in dpkg(8).  Closes: #77001.
        * Modified DPKG_C_GCC_TRY_WARNS() to call AC_SUBST, so that we can
          use the result of the test during build time.  Closes: Bug#75138
        * Added description for "suggests" in main/depcon.c:describedepcon().
          Closes: Bug#74113
        * Removed bashing from dpkg.postinst.
        * Make '#' optional in Closes: tags.  Closes: Bug#63137.
        * Add -t to -h output in dpkg-buildpackage:  Closes: Bug#49598.
        * Fix typo in --compare-versions error message.  Closes: Bug#66474.
        * -R doesn't mean --root.  Closes: Bug#66068, #72013
        * Add armv3l to archtable.  Closes: Bug#72125
        * Fix two memory leaks, and lesson the memory foot print a tad.  Hints
          taken from 74259.
        * Fix some things perl5.6 complains about. Closes: Bug#77337
        * Fix references to dpkg-deb manpage. Closes: Bug#77855
        * Update Galish translation
        * Add new --import option to dpkg-statoverride to make it easy to
          import suidmanager settings.
        * Speedup patches by Adam Heath
        * statoverride fixes by Robert Luberda, Closes: Bug#78436
        * Add Linux S/390 support. Closes: Bug#79063
        * Using libz to decompress data instead of calling gzip.
          Closes: Bug#49581
        * Add gettext to build-depends
        * Fix warning when trying to remove a non-existing statoverride.
          Closes: Bug#79352
        * Be more paranoid with file permissions when extracting files
        * Apply statoverrides to more then just files
        * Update update-alternatives manpage to use FHS instead of FSSTND.
          Closes: Bug#80237
        * List descriptions for udebs in .changes
      dpkg (1.7.2) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix parsing of configuration files
        * Add new powerpc-linux-gnu entry to archtable. Closes: Bug#76522
        * No longer bother to install emacs things. I don't use emacs myself
          and can't support that properly.
        * scripts/dpkg-shlibdeps.pl: Make it parse soname's in the format of
          "libfoo-X.X.so" (e.g. libdb-3.1.so) and use it. Also make it give a
          warning if there is a NEEDED line in the objdump output that we cannot
        * scripts/dpkg-shlibdeps.pl: resolve library paths using a combination
          of the libc major version, and ldconfig -p output. Solves problems
          with errant libc5 deps.
        * Correct name of .changes file when doing source-only builds
        * Fix -ap option for dpkg-buildpackage. Closes: Bug#77305
        * Fix typo in update-alternatives manpage. Closes: Bug#77829
        * Fix typo in script-regexp update-rc.d. Closes: Bug#76029
      dpkg (1.7.1) unstable; urgency=medium
        * Fix a typo in the dpkg-statoverride manpage
        * dpkg-statoverride reads and writes the right file now
        * Make update-alternatives use the right dir for alternatives again
      dpkg (1.7.0) unstable; urgency=low
        * Allow the administrator to override file mode and ownership using the
          new dpkg-statoverride tool.
        * Use objdump instead of ldd in dpkg-shlibdeps
        * Fix logic in dpkg-shlibdeps so it looks for dependencies as specified
          in its documentation
        * Make update-alternatives update slave links with --config and properly
          switch the alternative to manual mode
        * HURD updates, Closes: Bug#57753,#57754,#57755
        * dpkg-architecture: -q should not imply -f, Closes: Bug#57761
        * add dpkg:UpstreamVersion and dpkg:Version substvars in dpkg-genchanges
          and dpkg-gencontrol.  Closes: Bug#62069,#64774
        * dpkg-genchanges: add new Changed-By field to .changes with the last
          person who made a change, and modify the Maintainer-field to be the
          actual maintainer. Update the format-version to 1.7 to reflect this.
        * dpkg-genchanges: allow a space between # and a to-be-closed bugnumber
        * dpkg-deb: reorder files when building a package
        * dpkg-statoverride: new tool to override ownership and modes for files
        * Check COLUMNS environment for dpkg -l output. Closes: Bug#65536
        * Add Origin and Bugs fields to the control file
        * Install new /etc/dpkg/origins/debian file
        * Corrections and updates to Swedish translation.
        * Add Galician, German, Dutch and Brazilian translations
        * archtable: add ia64 and sh; revert sparc64 so that it turns into sparc.
          There won't be a full binary-sparc64 port. Closes: Bug#70788
        * dselect/main.cc: small fixups to get it to compile with gcc-2.96
        * Clean up fd handling in some places. Closes: Bug#69359,#69360,#69361
        * Document -k option for dpkg-buildpackage. Closes: Bug#71808
        * Install commented dummy shlibs.default and shlibs.override files
        * Give dpkg a configurationfile
        * dpkg-scanpackages now uses the most recent version if multiple versions
          of a package are found.
        * don't rename a file to itself in dpkg-source. Closes: Bug#75060
        * Fix buffer overflow in cmdname handling in start-stop-daemon.
          Closes: Bug#75103
        * Don't abort if start-stop-daemon tries to read a non-existing pidfile.
          Closes: Bug#75105
        * Update formatting of start-stop-daemon manpage. Closes: Bug#75110
        * Make a missing package a warning instead of an error in dpkg-genchanges
      dpkg (1.6.13) frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * Add Format-flag to .dsc format: we know we are going to change the
          format in the next release, this change will make dpkg-source abort
          with a reasonable error instead of doing unexpected things.
        * Fix error in gettext'ized string
        * Updated Czech, French, Polish and Spanish translations. Closes: Bug#63663
        * debian-changelog-mode.el: fix documentation string for
          debian-changelog-finalise-last. Closes: Bug#63003
      dpkg ( frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * Pre-release for 1.6.13. which will only feature translation updates
        * Fix typo in dpkg-divert, Closes: Bug#60243
        * dpkg-genchanges: recognize non-deb packages (tarballs, such as
          dpkg-non-deb and boot-floppies disk tarballs). This makes sure that we
          include them when figuring out the Arch field in the .changes
        * mark another string as translateable, Closes: Bug#62543
        * fix location of --abort-after in --help output, Closes: Bug#62464
        * fix allocation error in checkpath(), Closes: Bug#62364
        * add Hold to list of desired package states in -l output, Closes: Bug#58765
      dpkg (1.6.12) frozen unstable; urgency=high
        * Fix test for gpg/pgp in dpkg-buildpackage. You can now build
          unsigned packages again. Closes: Bug#60395
        * Updated Spanish and Swedish translations. Closes: Bug#41735
        * Merge patch from Joel Klecker to remove emacsen-common stuff from dpkg-dev
      dpkg (1.6.11) frozen unstable; urgency=high
        * Oops, missed one case where the libc/ncurses conflict reared its
          ugly head and broke dselect miserably.
        * fix syntax error in dpkg-divert. Closes: Bug#60050
      dpkg (1.6.10) frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * The `it rains in Sydney' release
        * Mark another string in dselect as translateable, Closes: Bug#58618
        * Fix typos, Closes: Bug#58619
        * Change dselect keybindings slightly so `n' really does searchagain
        * Updated Czech and Spanish translations, Closes: Bug#58617
        * dpkg-divert.pl: reinstate last writeability-patch. Modified
          to not abort on ENOENT: this indicates a directory does not (yet)
          exist. If this happens don't try to rename. This should fix all
          current dpkg-divert problems. Closes: Bug#59207,#58596
        * update-alternatives: switch back to auto-mode when manually selected
          alternative is removed, Closes: Bug#54933
        * dselect no longer segfaults on SIGWINCH but does The Right Thing
          instead. Closes: Bug#54303,#58697,#59419
      dpkg (1.6.9) frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix typo in update-alternatives manpage
        * dpkg-architecture: -q should not imply -f, Closes: Bug#57761
        * Cleanup bits of install-info to make it more stable
        * Fix Build-Dependency for ncurses, Closes: Bug#58073
        * Some more documentation updates, Closes: Bug#57985
        * Revert patch to check for writeable filesystems in dpkg-divert,
          Closes: Bug#57840
      dpkg (1.6.8) frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * Turn --force-overwrite on by default
        * Fix a couple of small buildsystem errors
        * Support multiple adjacent newlines in control-style files, Closes: Bug#56056
        * Updated Czech and Swedish translations
        * Revert patch to change order of things when purging a package,
          Closes: Bug#56374
        * Handle failed open of /dev/tty in dpkg -l, Closes: Bug# 55041
        * Update Japanese translations, Closes: Bug# 56641, #57494, #57595
        * Update extended description for dpkg-dev, Closes: Bug# 56675
        * Implement verbose option for update-alternative
        * Fix conflicts handling
      dpkg (1.6.7) frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * dpkg compiles on HP-UX, Solaris and IRIX now
        * start-stop-daemon can chroot now, Closes: Bug#54513
        * Allow space between # and the bugnumber in the changelog
        * Display package description with waddnstr, Closes: Bug#54313
        * Updated Japanese manpages, Closes: Bug#54690, #55080
        * Upload full source for packages with version *-0.1, Closes: Bug#54651
      dpkg (1.6.6) unstable; urgency=low
        * dpkg-buildpackage supports debsign, Closes: Bug#58333
        * fix update-alternatives manpage, Closes: Bug#53859
        * Updated Polish translation
        * Pass admindir to dpkg, Closes: Bug#54039
        * Fix dpkg -l output
        * Remove dpkg-safelist again, it had issues
      dpkg (1.6.5) unstable; urgency=low
        * Update Spanish translation
        * Don't strip 8th bit in dselect packagelists, Closes: Bug# 49061
        * Don't use \z in dpkg-scansources, Closes: Bug# 53182
        * Correctly unregister internals manual, Closes: Bug# 53200
        * dselect helpessages can be translated now, Closes: Bug# 51381
        * dselect UI tweaks, including a new --expert mode
        * Added build-depends, Closes: Bug# 53394
        * Added THANKS-file with people who have contributed to the code
        * Use full width of tty in packagelisting, Closes: Bug# 53395
        * Add -z option to dpkg-deb to set compressionlevel when building
          packages, Closes: Bug# 53398
        * Fix segfaults when producing a diff between current and new conffile,
          Closes: Bug# 52197
      dpkg (1.6.4) unstable; urgency=low
        * No longer byte-compile for emacs
        * Add Swedish translation
        * start-stop-daemon: honour --oknodo if we fail to kill a process
          Closes: Bug#52580,#52185,#52457
        * Fix dselect program description, Closes: Bug#52328
        * Fix architecture-detection in dpkg-gencontrol, Closes: Bug#52616
        * Accept single-number values in update-rc.d, Closes: Bug#46810
      dpkg (1.6.3) unstable; urgency=high
        * Comment dselect changes from 1.6.2, they seem to have a problem
          Closes: #52043,52058,52088,51437
        * Really fix emacs-stuff. Hopefully. Closes: #51919,51525
        * Fix copyright display in dselect menu, Closes: #52093
        * Fix uid/gid-changes in start-stop-daemon, Closes: #52081
      dpkg (1.6.2) unstable; urgency=low
        * New dpkg-scansources, Closes: #51888
        * Fix default for elispdir, Closes: #51919,51525
        * New manpages for cleanup-info and dpkg-divert, Closes: #51539, 46657
        * Buildsystem updates, Closes: #51525, 51855, 51914
        * Modify dselect behaviour for suggests and recommends
      dpkg (1.6.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix some slight packaging errors
      dpkg (1.6) unstable; urgency=low
        * Major overhaul of the buildsystem
        * Update Standards-Version to 3.1.0
        * Move to version 1.6 to reflect the amount of changes made
        * Fix mixup with Czech and Polish translations, Closes: Bug# 48986
        * utils/start-stop-daemon.c: Added ability for user.group arg to
          --chuid. Also, always call initgroups() when using --chuid.
        * utils/start-stop-daemon.8: Document above change, also add note to the
          --make-pidfile option concerning its problem with daemons that fork
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Fix replaces for dpkg-dev
        * Add gettext-support to dselect
        * Added Czech and Polish translations for dpkg
        * Fixed incorrect patch for --print-architecture (oops, oh well
          it was already broken when there was no gcc anyway :)
        * Fixed missing mipseb that was supposed to be in the archtable
        * Better output in update-alternatives --config, now shows the
          current, and the preferred choices.
        * dpkg-name: ignore epoch when getting version
        * 50dpkg-dev.el: add it as a conffile for dpkg-dev
        * internals.sgml: Removed references to the versions of build tools,
          they date the document.
        * debian-changelog-mode.el: added hint for better log-email handling
        * Added recognition for new source-depends fields for policy
          referenced in bug #41232
        * dpkg-buildpackage: add -ap option to force a pause prior to starting
          the sign process. This helps for people who don't keep their signatures
          on the filesystem (on a floppy perhaps, then mount as needed).
        * minor script corrections
        * dpkg-dev control: Change gcc to c-compiler in the recommends field, and
          move cpio, patch and make to the depends line
        * Leave file info intact in available when installing packages. MD5sum,
          Filename, and MSDOS-Filename used to get lost when installing a
        * Added armv4l to archtable
        * Added 'D' to the list of choices for conffile handling, closes: #48137
        * Converted internals.sgml to debiandoc format. Also added a dpkg-doc
          package that contains the generated output from this file (.ps, .html
          and .info), includes doc-base support. Internals.sgml is also not
          generated on the binary-arch target, and is no longer "byhand"
        * dpkg-gencontrol: add "Source" to the fields placed in the control file
        * dpkg-parsechangelog: fixed loop for parsepath (#48526)
        * main/{processarc.c,depcon.c}: added new structure for conflictors,
          which contains a struct for conflicts. This is used to create an array
          of conflicting packages, which are going to be replaced. Allows for
          multiple conflicts and replaces. All conflictor handlers were
          converted to loops to handle each one (processarc.c).
        * dpkg-divert: Fix check for writable filesystem, closes: #48646
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Backout dep check patch
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Add support for long filenames, along with --assert-longfilenames
        * Added --chuid option to start-stop-daemon to allow switching to
          a different uid when starting a process
        * Add mipseb and mipsel to the archtable too, since mips and mipseb are
          both viable names for the mips big endian arch, and mipsel is also needed
        * Update dpkg-architecture's archtable
        * Added --config option to update-alternatives to allow easy changing
          of the registered alternatives for a specific name
        * Updated the deb-control(5) man page with all the current fields
          and uses
        * Made the large info screen show 5 lines of the pkglist so that
          it scrolled properly, and still showed the cursor in dselect
        * Removed references to dpkg(5) which seems to not exist anymore
        * Fixed `dpkg-deb --help' and dpkg-deb(1) from reporting --no-check
          when it's actually --nocheck (went with the hardcoded option, so
          this is just a documentation fix).
        * Added better check in disk.setup for a working NFS server. Makes
          it compatible with other non-Linux servers.
        * Corrected dpkg(8)'s example of using dpkg -i (showed it used with
          a .tar.gz instead of a .deb)
        * Applied patch to correct improper TMPDIR handling in dpkg-deb
        * When encountering an error in extracting the tar archives in the
          packages, we should abort the install, not simply give an error
          and continue.
        * Make dpkg give the builtin arch if there was an error while exec()'ing
          the C compiler with --print-architecture. We still fail if the
          output from gcc was bad in some way, since they may be of importance.
        * Removed the maintainer-configure portion in debian/rules, since
          we should be shipping the source with all the auto* stuff
          already generated anyway
        * Removed the ltconfig patch, and resort to a debian/rules fix
          to libtool itself after running configure
        * Removed shlibs.default.i386. It's now a template for arch porting to
          Debian/dpkg, we install it still, if there exists a file matching the
        * Reimplemented a better *stat cache for the removal checking code,
          this helps a lot when doing upgrades where the packages are a lot
          different in layout
        * Increased largemem auto detection to >= 24megs, since it's not uncommon
          for dpkg to actually use 16megs of ram all on its own when using the
          largemem setting (old minimum was 16megs)
        * debian/rules: chmod -x everything in /usr/lib to make lintian happy.
          in the clean phase just rm -rf $(BUILD), we don't need to run
          distclean and all that other stuff. Don't run "make dist", we
          simply copy the .tar.gz that dpkg-source creates for the byhand
        * Make start-stop-daemon exit(1) when we don't find one of the
          pid's we are trying to kill, in accordance with the man page.
        * When running --configure on an already installed package, just
          say it's installed, and not that it is in an unconfigurable
        * Fixed some compiler warnings
        * Make dpkg check for uid 0 requirement, before checking the path
          since not being root, is probably the reason that the PATH is
          borked in the first place
        * Make -p short for --print-avail, and -P short for --purge
        * Fix typo in md5sum(1) man page
        * start-stop-daemon: Add --background and --make-pidfile options
        * update-alternatives: make sure we remove "old" symlinks when they
          are no longer pertinent. Add /etc/alternatives/README that refers
          to the update-alternatives(8) man page.
        * dpkg-divert: Add check for being able to write to the old/new
          destination before doing a rename. We fail on this, without
          changing the diversion registry
        * Fix bad regex in update-rc.d
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=medium
        * Hardcode ENOENT again since the errno-part of the POSIX module
          isn't in perl-*-base. sigh.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * non-maintainer release.
        * Move dselect into its own package
        * Remove conffiles before directories when purging
        * Check if integrity from other packages will broken when processing
          an archive
        * dpkg-deb can handle package made with Linux ar.
        * Add check to update-alternatives to see if the sequencecode is between
          0 and 99
        * Fix failed assertion, which was actually two bugs: a logic error in
          checkforremoval and a wrong assumption in findbreakcycle
        * dselect doesn't die when you resize the terminal
        * check if a file is also in a new package before removing it when upgrading
        * offer to show a diff between the old and new conffile
        * dpkg-scanpackages: don't abort but only skip a package if we can't
          open it
        * Add HURD-support to  start-stop-daemon
        * Reinstate patch to not read available when doing --list-files
        * Add a couple of --force options to handle changed conffiles
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * non-maintainer release.
        * dpkg-source works again on empty diffs, Closes: Bug# 46159
        * Install locale-files in /usr/share, Closes: Bug# 46631
        * Make /usr/share/doc/dpkg-dev a symlink to /usr/share/doc/dpkg
        * Actually include fix to make update-alternatives works filesystems (oops!)
        * Check if codenumber is between 0 and 99, Closes: Bug# 46810
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer release.
        * NMU number 13, lets see what breaks :)
        * update-alternatives works across filesystems now
        * Make -sgpg work in dpkg-buildpackage (typo)
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer release.
        * Fix typo in chmodsafe_unlink that made dpkg chmod files that
          weren't setuid or setgid
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer release.
        * Added sparc64 to archtable
        * Added entries for newer alpha architectures to the archtable
        * Always run patch and diff with LANG set to C.
        * Handle diff warning for files with no newline at the end of file
          Closes: Bug#45642
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer release.
        * Build dpkg-scansources manpages using pod2man
        * dpkg-buildpackage changes:
          + fix signinterface-detection
          + use gpg by default if $HOME/.gnupg/secring.gpg exists
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer release.
        * Updated dpkg-scansources to current version from Roderick Schertler
        * Update location of GPL in internals-manual
        * Update location of GPL and dpkg copyright in all manpages
        * Include patch from Roman Hodek for dpkg-source to handle diffs of files
          with lines that begin with two dashes.
        * Move dpkg-scansources to dpkg-dev package
        * Move dpkg-scansources manpage to section 8
        * Fix error that moved a lot of manpages to the dpkg package.
        * It looks like not reading the available-file for listfiles was not greeted
          with much enthiousiasm, so reverse the change.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer release.
        * Merge dpkg-doc-ja
        * Add patch from Raphaël Hertzog <rhertzog@hrnet.fr> for dpkg-scansources
          to skip comments in signatures. This allows packages to also use GnuPG.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer release.
        * Use /usr/share/doc
        * Merge changes from dpkg-iwj tree:
          + change section in dpkg-deb.1 to 1
          + Use COPYINGFILE instead of hardcoded GPL-location in showcopyright()
          + varbufprintf (used for some error messages) vsnprintf return value
            assumption changed to correspond to reality rather than glibc-doc.
          + Don't read available-info when not needed (slightly improved from
            dpkg-iwj: don't read for listfiles either :)
          + Cleanup --assert-* code
          + Assume largemem on systems without sysinfo(2).
          + modify preexec-script for easier script execution
          + Do not chmod(".../path/to/symlink",0600) causing many bad perms.
          + Sanity-check numbers for parameters
          + Move some logic from process_archive into wantinstall
          + Print '0' in dpkg-scanpackages if no packages found.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer release.
        * scripts/dpkg-architecture.pl: Update to latest version.
        * scripts/dpkg-architecture.1: Likewise.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer release.
        * (dpkg-dev): Use emacsen-common for debian-changelog-mode.el
        * Removed references to the packaging and policy manuals from debian/control.
        * Put debian-changelog-mode.el in dpkg-dev and remove from dpkg (closes:Bug#29271).
        * Fix paths in 50dpkg-dev.el using Roderick Schertler's patch
          (closes:Bug#28270,#29702,#26876,#29184,and others).
        * Note that bug number 17367 was fixed in
        * Add Zack Weinberg's install-info patch for GNU install-info
          compatibility (closes:Bug#28965).
        * Add dpkg-architecture stuff from Marcus Brinkmann.
        * Remove debian-keyring suggests from dpkg.
        * Add -k<keyid> flag to dpkg-buildpackage.
        * --textmode works in gpg, remove kluge from dpkg-buildpackage.
        * Cleanup configure.in slightly (stop using tl_ macros, fix gettext stuff).
        * Attempt to make Debian source useful for non-Debian systems
          (i.e. distclean tree instead of maintainer-clean tree).
        * Sync with wichert's
        * Add my ltconfig-1.3.2.diff (RPATH workaround).
        * Add dpkg-scansources program and man page.
        * Man pages in /usr/share/man.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Also change developer-keyring to debian-keyring for dpkg-dev package
        * Include spanish translation from Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick@debian.org>
        * Depend on perl5 instead of perl
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Modify tarobject() so it does not complain if we are creating a
          directory that replaces a removed file. This works around the
          problem that the filedatabase doesn't remember what filetype a
          file was by assuming it already was a directory
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer upload
        * Rebuild, so this is glibc2.1 (unless you're on m68k), which is rumoured
          to also fix the i8n-problems.
        * Incorporate 1.6 format of .changes, patch from Guy Maor
        * Fix bug in section-handling of dpkg-scanpackages, patch from Guy Maor
        * Disable force-overwrites again, since we're in unstable
        * Assume largemem on systems for which sysinfo is not available, Bug# 33658
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer upload
        * Install emacs-startup scripts with mode 0644 (lintian)
        * Incorporate changes in NMU made by Vincent Renardias
          <vincent@waw.com> for slink:
          + Apply patch from Jim Pick for update-alternatives.pl to
            fix 'Important' bugs #30891 in dpkg and (#27382, #27383, #27696,
            #27703, #27736, #27097(merged bugs)) in jdk1.1.
        * Incorporate changes in NMU made by me for slink:
          + Fix illegal perl construct (Bug# 30985)
          + Initialize oialtname->useinstead and oicontest->camefrom to 0 (Bug# 30397)
          + Update shlibs.default for libncurses 4 (Bug# 30332)
          + Suggest debian-keyring instead of developer-keyring (Bug# 27376, 30248)
          + Abort dpkg-divert when attempting to divert a directory (Bug# 30126)
          + Make dpkg-deb.1 aware that it is in section 1, not 8
          + Fix section in reference to dpkg-deb in dpkg.8 (Bug# 29740)
          + Fix typo in --force-help (Bug# 26193)
          + Correct path for debian-changelog-mode.el (Bug# 24606)
          + Make disk-method for dpkg use /var/run instead of /tmp to fix
            symlink-attacks (Bug# 21399)
          + Document -n and -f options for update-rc.d in manpage (Bug# 15913)
          + Add --abort-after option to change after how many errors we abort and
            change the default to 50 (Bug# 22940)
          + Fix controllib.pl: don't check debian/substvars unless needed, and
            don't depend on language settings (Bug# 31508)
          + Allow a - in the architecture-field (Bug# 25537)
      dpkg (1.4.1) unstable; urgency=low
        * Maintainer release by IWJ.
        * Changed Maintainer: field description.
        * Various changes to make the damn thing build.
        * Add .cvsignore files.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * dpkg/processarc.c: Make newfileslist static like the other arguments
          for register_cleanup's cu_* functions.
        * N-th fix for controllib.pl (simulate old behavior by trying stdin,
          stdout, and stderr for getlogin()).
        * Enable --force-overwrite for slink release, and comment where to do
          so (dpkg/main.c).
        * Recompile against ncurses4.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * dpkg-dev isn't allowed to have a Recommends: debian-keyring (as that's
          in contrib), so it's now lowered to a Suggests: . Thanks to James Troup
          for pointing this out.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * For now, prefer PGP over GPG.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Added gpg (GNU Privacy Guard) support:
          * scripts/buildpackage.sh: default to GPG (unless no GPG, but only a PGP
            secret key file is found), as GPG, unlike PGP, is DFSG-free.
          * Updated dpkg-source(1), and added gpg(1) and pgp(1) to the SEE ALSO
          * Worked around broken textmode implementation in GPG.
          * dpkg-dev now Suggests: gnupg .
        * No longer includes developer-keys.pgp . Instead, dpkg now Suggests: and
          dpkg-dev now Recommends: developer-keyring.
        * Compiled with latest libstdc++ (2.9).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * REALLY fixed dpkg-dev, and new attempt to placate installer on internals.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Binary-only upload for x86 and fixed dpkg-dev
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer upload.
        * Make --root work with maintainer scripts (Patch by Scott Barker,
          bugs #4863 and #3170).
        * Fix $(lispdir) bug if compiling without emacs (noticed by Joey Hess).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer upload.
        * Add the requested -nc option to dpkg-buildpackage (Do
          not clean source tree, useful in debugging cycles).
        * controllib.pl: Again by popular acclamation, fix the getlogin() warnings.
          I redirected STDERR onto fd 0 before calling getlogin().
        * tools.m4: Fix display of whether c++ works.
        * dpkg-deb/extract.c: glibc 2.1 and some kernels want to make
          fflush() move the current fpos.  Until someone can fix that,
          protect with seek.
        * Add an extra 0, to dselect/{pkg,meth}keys.cc so it compiles again.
        * Start using lchown() if available.
        * Really fix #20353. (aclocal.m4 was the wrong place; that's a generated
          file.  The correct place is in tl_canon.m4.)
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer upload.
        * dpkg/main.c: Turn --force-overwrite off as default.
        * dpkg/main.c: don't list --force-overwrite as default in --force-help,
          noticed by Peter Weiss <Peter.Weiss@Informatik.Uni-Oldenburg.DE> and
          others. [#23542, part of #17409].
        * dpkg/dpkg.8: replaced with a newer version from Jim Van Zandt
          <jrv@vanzandt.mv.com>. [#21061]
        * dpkg-deb/build.c (do_build): add missing \n and improve error message
          when conffile name is too long. [#7057]
        * scripts/update-alternatives.8: replaced with better man page from
          Charles Briscoe-Smith <cpb4@ukc.ac.uk>. [#17283]
        * scripts/dpkg-source.1: corrected logic error in documentation for
          dpkg-gencontrol's -p option, as noticed by Oliver Elphick
          <olly@linda.lfix.co.uk>. [#14655]
        * scripts/controllib.pl (findarch): correct typo in error message,
          noticed by Yann Dirson <ydirson@a2points.com>. [#22106]
        * scripts/dpkg-buildpackage.sh: fix typo for 'source maintainer',
          noticed by Joey Hess <joey@kite.ml.org>, Adam P. Harris
          <apharris@onshore.com> and others. [#10175, #15559]
        * scripts/dpkg-genchanges.pl: applied patch from Roman Hodek
          <Roman.Hodek@informatik.uni-erlangen.de> which solves problems with
          architecture specific packages in mostly architecture independent
          multi-binary source packages. [#14341, #20192].
        * doc/Makefile.am: remove any reference to the packaging manual, as it is
          now provided by the separate "packaging-manual" package.
        * doc/packaging.sgml: removed.
        * doc/developer-keys.pgp: updated to the current debian keyring.
        * aclocal.m4: applied patch from Joel Klecker <jk@espy.org> to handle
          egcs' --print-libgcc-file-name output. [#20353]
        * debian/copyright: correct FSF address.
        * debian/rules: add code from lesstif's debian/rules to make libtool
          less of a fool (i.e. not use -rpath and to link shared libraries
          against libraries it depends on).  Code by Richard Braakman
          <dark@xs4all.nl> and Yann Dirson <dirson@debian.org>.
        * debian/rules: remove all reference to the packaging manual as it is
          now provided by the separate "packaging-manual" package. [#21581,
          #21186, #22698, #23342]
        * debian/rules: link dpkg-divert.1.gz to undocumented.7.gz as the lack
          of a real manpage has been reported in #11093.
        * debian/README.compile: removed gawk and bogus comment about gettext
          being in experimental, as reported by Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es>
          [#23344].  Added libpaperg (debiandoc2ps needs paperconf).
        * debian/shlibs.default.i386: updated for glibc, reported by Herbert Xu
          <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>. [#13140]
        * debian/control (dpkg-dev): depend on perl as POSIX (not a part of
          perl-base) is needed by most of the perl dpkg-* scripts, noticed by
          Joel Klecker <jk@espy.org>. [#22115]
      dpkg ( frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer upload.
        * dpkg/main.c: Turn --force-overwrite back on as default.
      dpkg ( frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * No real changes, only a new version code to make this go to frozen too.
      dpkg ( frozen unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer bug-fix release
        * Update the disk method to the hamm directory structure (Bug#21000)
      dpkg ( frozen unstable; urgency=medium
        * Non-maintainer bug-fix release
        * Install main changelog file as `changelog.gz' instead of
          `changelog.dpkg.gz' (Debian Policy, section 5.8) (Bug#6052,15157)
        * Avoid use of /tmp/*.$$ in preinst and postinst (Bug#19712)
        * Make sure diversions file is always created with mode 0644 (Bug#19494)
        * When removing a file, chmod it to 000 if it's a char or block
          device or remove its s[ug]id bits, if any (Bug#6006)
        * Minor fixes in the programmer's manual (Bug#6206)
        * Always create readable status and available files
        * Make dpkg-gencontrol honour -DArchitecture=xxxx (Bug#9893)
        * Allow different archs for the same binary in debian/files (Bug#9894)
        * Added workaround in /usr/lib/dpkg/methods/disk/setup
          to avoid bash warning (Bug#10111,10131)
        * Recognize old .deb packages with other locales (Bug#12232)
        * Added `SHELL=bash' to debian/rules: it uses bash-specific structs
        * Move some files from dpkg to dpkg-dev (part of Bug#13295)
        * Minor fix in packaging manual regarding to Standards-Version (Bug#14696)
        * Fixed --altdir and --admindir in update-alternatives (Bug#15332)
        * Strip /usr/lib/libdpkg* (Bug#15671)
        * dpkg: send output of --help, --force-help and -Dhelp to stdout
        * send correct signals with start-stop-daemon (Bug#17258)
        * Make `dpkg-divert --test --remove' work as expected (Bug#19531)
        * Determine properly the architecture if gcc is egcs (Bug#20353)
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Non-maintainer release to include a new update-rc.d
        * Fixed date on files in the archive from 2017 and 2018 by running
          touch foo; find . -newer foo | xargs -r touch; rm foo
        * Changed start-stop-daemon message "No <program> found; none killed." to
          "No <program> found running; none killed."
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Disabled --force-overwrites.
        * Removed core file from source
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Changed methods/disk.setup to use output of
          'dpkg --print-installation-architecture' instead of hard-coded
          '1386' (fixes #10995).
        * Patched dpkg-source to properly quote metacharacters in strings
          before using them in pattern-matching expressions (fixes #10811).
        * Fixed several documentation typos (fixes #10764).
        * dpkg-source now works around 100-character filename limitation of cpio
          (fixes #10400).
        * dpkg-source now properly handles '\ no newline in source' message from
          patch (fixes #5041).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * dpkg-source now uses new -z option to GNU patch (still needs to be
          changed to detect and use old version as well) (fixes #9904, #10005, #10007).
        * Added i686 to archtable.
        * shlibs.default now uses xlib6 instead of elf-x11r6lib (fixes #9926).
        * debian-changelog-mode now uses interruptible completing type-in fields
          instead of the previous 'select-a-letter method'.  I consider this
          better and more standard than the previous way, but I'd welcome
          opinions to the contrary.  Consider this a 'probationary' change for
          now (fixes #9873, #9874).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * All of the dpkg binaries (but not dpkg-dev or dselect) now speak
          french, thanks to patches from Christophe Le Bars <clebars@teaser.fr>
        * Fix leading spaces before day in 822-date.
        * Changes from Tom Lees <tom@lpsg.demon.co.uk> to better support
          building on non-Debian systems; minor Makefile fixes.
        * Added 'ppc powerpc powerpc' to archtable.
        * Changed documentation paper size to US/Letter instead of A4 (A4
          may be better, but it's easier to print US/Letter on A4 than it is
          to print A4 on US/Letter).
      dpkg ( experimental; urgency=low
        * Added generated sources to GNU-format source archive so it no longer
          requires perl to build.
      dpkg ( experimental; urgency=low
        * Changed dpkg-genchanges to check for ($arch == $substvar{'Arch'}), not
          ($arch ne 'all') (fixes #9688).
        * Fixed bug in start-stop-daemon.c (was using optarg after argument
          parsing was over) (fixes #9597, #9603, #9364).
        * Provide 50dpkg-dev.el for xemacs as well as emacs.
        * Explicitly provide path for debian-changelog-mode in 50dpkg-dev to use
          .el file as workaround until xemacs can read emacs19 .elc files.
        * Pass top_distdir explicitly to 'make dist' to accommodate bug in
        * Fix debian/build to make html documentation without including
          directories in tar archives (fixes #9348).
      dpkg ( experimental; urgency=low
        * Fixed buglet in install-info.pl (fixes #9438).
        * Re-write of update-rc.d.pl, primarily by Miquel van Smoorenburg
          <miquels@cistron.nl> (fixes #9434, #9436).
        * Renamed "dpkg Programmer's Manual" to "dpkg Internals Manual".
      dpkg ( experimental; urgency=low
        * Fix to start-stop-daemon so that it still takes numeric arguments (had
          been broken in (fixes #9598).
        * Fix 822-date to sanity-check localtime() output (seconds must be the
          same as GMT).
        * Patch from Guy Maor <maor@ece.utexas.edu> to dpkg-source.pl to support
          pristine (MD5-equivalent) upstream sources.
        * Patch from Michael Alan Dorman <mdorman@calder.med.miami.edu> to
          update-rc.d.pl to fix handling multiple start/stop entries on a single
        * Several fixes to dpkg-genchanges to support -B option (added in
 (fixes #9340).
        * Handle errors from 822-date in debian-changelog-mode.el.
        * Changed cl-debian.pl to correctly handle extra whitespace in changelog
      dpkg ( experimental; urgency=low
        * Re-wrote 822-date for clarity and to support timezone offsets >= 12h
          (New Zealand in DST is +1300, for example) (fixes #7130).
        * Patch from Juergen Menden <menden@morgana.camelot.de> to support
          archdependent-only builds (fixes #8912, #9245, #5359).
        * Fix archtable entry for powerpc (fixes #8794).
        * Strip /sbin/* and /usr/sbin/* in debian/rules (fixes #8853).
        * Moved start-stop-daemon to /sbin (fixes #8669).
        * Set sharedstatedir and localstatedir for $(MAKE) install in
          debian/rules (fixes #8852).
        * Fixes for update-rc.d(8) from Jim Van Zandt <jrv@vanzandt.mv.com>
          (fixes #8576).
        * No longer do variable substitutions when generating change file (fixes
        * Support symbolic signal names in start-stop-daemon (fixes #7715).
        * Add autoload for debian-changelog-mode to /etc/emacs/site-start.d
          (fixes #4519, #5841).
        * Add recommendation for gcc and make in dpkg-dev (gcc is needed for dpkg
          --print-architecture, used by dpkg-gencontrol; make is needed for any
          debian/rules file) (fixes #8470).
        * Minor changes to packaging manual section on source package
          conversion (fixes #6801).
        * Renamed "programmer's manual" to 'packaging manual'.
        * Start of new "programmer's manual" containing information on dpkg
          internals and build information.  This manual uses the new
          TeXinfo-SGML format, currently included in doc/.
        * dselect/pkgdepcon.cc now checks for debug not NULL, not just depdebug.
        * Changed makefiles to support building outside of source directory.
        * Include GNU-format source distribution with other non-debian packages.
      dpkg ( experimental; urgency=low
        * Patches for alpha and libc6 from Michael Alan Dorman
        * Fixed minor problems in dpkg-shlibdeps regular expressions for libc6.
        * Fix regex to detect directory creation in dpkg-source.pl.
        * Minor changes for automake-1.1n.
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=medium
        * Fixed bug in controllib.pl (@fowner was entire passwd entry,
          not just [uid, gid] as it should have been).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=low
        * Check fputs() return values for (ret >= 0), not (ret != 0) (fixes #7522).
        * dpkg-shlibdeps no longer gives error for Java and statically linked
          binaries (fixes #4988).
        * Change 'details of the old format' to 'details of the new format' in
          deb-old.5 (fixes #7605).
        * dpkg-source -b now warns (was previously silent) if maintainer changes
          create new subdirectories.  dpkg-source -x now warns (previously gave
          error) if maintainer changes create new subdirectories (partially
          fixes #6866, #6671, #5045, #6482).
        * Added manual page for start-stop-daemon (8).
        * Added C version of start-stop-daemon by
          Marek Michalkiewicz <marekm@i17linuxb.ists.pwr.wroc.pl> (fixes #1670).
        * Converted to use GNU automake for the build process by Tom Lees
        * Preliminary support for dpkg functions as a shared library (now
          provides libdpkg.so, but much work needs to be done in better
          segregating and defining the interface).
        * Preliminary internationalization support by Galen Hazelwood
          <galenh@debian.org>.  Only the library, dpkg-deb, md5sum, and dpkg
          have been converted so far.  No translations have yet been
        * Handle 'libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x40010000)' format from libc6
          ldd (fixes #7603, #7926, #8688, #9179, #9134, #8516).
        * Removed policy.sgml (it has been moved to the debian-policy package).
        * Include patch from Darren Stalder <torin@daft.com> for
          dpkg-buildpackage to choose PGP key based on Maintainer: field of
          package being built (or -m<maintainer> option, if present) (fixes
        * Changed controllib.pl to use $ENV{LOGNAME}, getlogin(), and $<
          (in that order) to determine the intended ownership of
          debian/{files,substvars},  (fixes #7324, #6823, #5659, #5965, #5929,
          #9239, #5366).
        * Don't sign .dsc file in dpkg-buildpackage if building a binary-only
          release (fixes #7260).
        * Updated developer-keys.pgp to latest revision (fixes #6134).
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=medium
        * Corrected update-rc.d for bash 2.0
        * Updated developer-keys.pgp from
      dpkg ( stable unstable; urgency=HIGH
        * Fixed --assert-support-predepends failing between unpack & configure.
        * Added --assert-working-epoch option.
      dpkg ( stable unstable; urgency=high
        * Patched lib/vercmp.c to hopefully fix dselect epoch processing
          (Bug#6204), (Bug#4590).
        * Patched scripts/dpkg-buildpackage, scripts/dpkg-genchanges,
          scripts/dpkg-gencontrol for epoch processing, courtesy of Loic Prylli
          <lprylli@graville.fdn.fr> (Bug#6138, Bug#5225).
        * Patched dpkg-genchanges to actually honor the -u switch to specify
          directory (Bug#5564).
        * Applied patch to main/archive.c to correct problems setting set[gu]id
          binaries, courtesy of Herbert Xu <herbert@greathan.apana.org.au>
        * Applied patch to dpkg-source to correct debian-only package names,
          courtesy of Guy Maor <maor@ece.utexas.edu> (Bug#5355).
      dpkg ( stable frozen unstable; urgency=medium
        * Distribution for frozen too.
      dpkg ( stable unstable; urgency=medium
        * Bug2962 fixed: patch from Ian Jackson applied
          (cursor keys won't work after search)
        * Manuals
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=medium
        * dpkg-source -x: created bad permissions (set x-bit for
          all files pointed to by a symlink)
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=medium
        * dpkg-buildpackage.sh: reverted the quoting change -- (you
          should use super, sudo, really, but not su.  Or write a wrapper
          around su)
        * dpkg-buildpackage.sh: passing -m, -C, -v options to dpkg-genchanges
          more the way Ian likes ;-)
        * dpkg-source.pl: new function deoctify() as replacement for eval()
          (turn \ddd into the corresponding character) [rem: probably better
          solution would be to convert cpios output names into complete \ddd
          representation as well tars output names]
        * dpkg-source.pl: fixed 2 typos in failure message on creating
        * main/main.c: typo for `treat'
        * main/enquiry.c: fixed the ignorance for some relations in --compare-versions
        * main/enquiry.c: missing version is now handled as described in `dpkg --help'
          (or at least as I understood `dpkg --help' PLEASE TRY IT)
        * lib/parsehelp.c: fixed parsing of epoch information
      dpkg ( unstable; urgency=medium
        * dpkg-source: doesn't get screwed up from hardlinks
          in the archive now
        * dpkg-source: doesn't get screwed up from `unprintable' characters
          in file names (e.g. from the kbd package)
        * controllib.pl: $varlistvile -> $varlistfile (thanx Karl Sackett)
        * dpkg-buildpackage: quoting for $rootcommand (thanx  Michael Meskes)
          and `eval' as default $rootcommand
        * dpkg-*, controllib.pl: created debian/files and debian/substvars
          are chown'ed to `getlogin()' and its group
        * doc/: mv changed to mv -f
        * dpkg-buildpackage: added an option -a for overriding the
          architecture in the changes _file_name_
        * dpkg-buildpackage: pass -m* -v* .. options to dpgk-genchangelog
        * dpkg-name moved to dpkg-dev
      dpkg (1.4.0) unstable; urgency=low (HIGH for new source format)
        * Corrected buffer overrun when dpkg-deb generates filename.  (Bug#4467.)
        * dpkg-shlibdeps works with DEBIAN/shlibs (thanks Heiko Schlittermann).
        * Added libm.so.5 to shlibs.default for i386/m68k.
        * Split binary package into two: dpkg and dpkg-dev.
        * dpkg-source(1) documents mode and ownership setting during extraction.
        * dpkg-scanpackages moved to /usr/bin.
        * Include /usr/bin/dpkg-deb, not dpkg-deb.dist; don't rename in scripts.
        * Copyright file changed slightly.
        * debian-changelog-mode uses magic key substitution strings.  (Bug#4419.)
        * Changed email address in control file to <ian@chiark.greenend.org.uk>.
        * Manuals and own Standards-Version: updated to
      dpkg (1.3.14) unstable; urgency=low
        * dpkg-buildpackage new -tc (clean source tree) option.
        * Formatted documentation removed by `make clean' and so not in source.
        * Manuals and own Standards-Version: updated to
        * Distribute {policy,programmer}.{html.tar,ps}.gz with each upload.
      dpkg (1.3.13) unstable; urgency=low (HIGH for building new src X programs)
        * X shared libraries added to shlibs.default (=> `elf-x11r6lib').
        * dpkg-source tar invocation fixed so that TAPE env var doesn't break it.
        * dpkg-source copes better with missing final newline messages from diff.
        * dpkg-buildpackage usage message fixed: -si is the default.  (Bug#4350.)
        * dpkg-source error message about src dir mismatch typo fixed.  (Bug#4349.)
        * dpkg-source(1) has suggestions for dpkg-buildpackage -r option.
        * dpkg-source change date fixed.  (Bug#4351.)
        * More developers' keys.
        * Manual updates, own Standards-Version updated.
      dpkg (1.3.12) unstable; urgency=medium
        * dpkg prints old version number when upgrading.  (Bug#4340.)
        * dpkg-deb tries to detect and flag corruption by ASCII download.
        * dpkg-genchanges and dpkg-buildpackage say what source is included.
        * dpkg-buildpackage passes +clearsig=on to PGP (or pgpcommand).  (Bug#4342.)
        * dpkg-source prints better error for cpio not honouring -0t.
        * control file Suggests cpio >= 2.4.2, rather than just cpio.
      dpkg (1.3.11) unstable; urgency=low
        * EBUSY when dpkg removes a directory is only a warning.
        * dpkg-genchanges generates sensible warning (not confusing error
          about mismatch) for missing Section/Priority in binary packages.
        * Added dpkg --print-gnu-build-architecture option.
        * shlibs.default for m68k provided, as a copy of i386 version.
      dpkg (1.3.10) unstable; urgency=medium
        * dpkg-source(1) manpage alias symlinks are not dangling.
        * dselect selects things by default if they are installed.
        * Added `pentium' as alias for `i386' architecture.
        * Added `Suggests: cpio, patch' and explanatory text to Description.
          (Bugs #4262, #4263.)
        * More developers' PGP keys.
        * Manual updates, new source format released.
      dpkg (1.3.9) unstable; urgency=low (high for new source format)
        * dpkg --get-selections and --set-selections added.
        * New dpkg --force-not-root flag.
        * Don't replace directory with another package's file.  (Bug#4202.)
        * All manpages now installed compressed.
        * Copyright file moved to /usr/doc/dpkg/copyright.
        * Standards-Version updated (
      dpkg (1.3.8) unstable; urgency=low (high for new source format)
        * dpkg-buildpackage -sa, -si options work correctly.
        * update-rc.d(8) updated to reflect design and reality.
        * Programmers' and policy manual updates.
      dpkg (1.3.7) unstable; urgency=low (medium for source pkg docs)
        * dselect +/-/_/= on lines for all broken, new, local or whatever
          packages do not affect _all_ packages.  (Bug#4129.)
        * Support for diff-only uploads in source packaging tools.
        * dpkg-genchanges -d<descripfile> option renamed to -C.
        * dpkg-buildpackage understands -m, -v, -C (for dpkg-genchanges).
        * Support for debian/shlibs.local added to dpkg-shlibdeps.
        * Shared library files' search order defined in dpkg-source(1), and
          relevant files added to the FILES section.
        * Programmers' manual describes source packaging tools.
        * Policy manual mentions shared library control area file.
        * dpkg-source manpage includes dpkg-shlibdeps in title line.
        * Manuals have changelog and automatic version numbering.
        * changelogs (for dpkg and for manuals) installed.
        * binary target split into binary-arch and binary-indep in manual.
        * Manpages should be compressed.
        * Copyright file is moved to /usr/doc/<package>/copyright.
        * Changelogs must be installed in /usr/doc/<package>.
        * dpkg-deb(8) moved to dpkg-deb(1).
        * binary target split into binary-arch and binary-indep in source.
        * changelog entry for 1.2.14 copied from that (forked) release.
      dpkg (1.3.6) experimental; urgency=low (HIGH for new source format)
        * dpkg-source now has broken argument unparsing for tar.  (Bug#4195.)
        * dpkg-gencontrol writes to debian/tmp/DEBIAN/control by default.
        * dpkg-shlibdeps script added.
        * Back to old sh update-rc.d, and removed manpage, because new Perl
          version and the manpage have different syntax and semantics.
        * update-rc.d prints usage message for missing terminal `.'.  (Bug#4122.)
        * Use rm -rf instead of just rm -r in dpkg-deb --info &c.  (Bug#4200.)
        * Added support for Installed-Size to dpkg-gencontrol, and documented.
        * Source packaging substitution variables and name syntax rationalised.
        * dpkg-source scripts' usage messages improved slightly.
        * dpkg-source works with non-empty second (orig dir) argument.
        * Added rationale for copyright policy to manual.
        * More developers' PGP keys.
        * Control database handling cleanups (usu. Source field blanked).
      dpkg (1.3.5) experimental; urgency=low (high for debian-changelog-mode)
        * 822-date script included.  (Bug#4136.)
        * debian-changelog-add-version works on empty file.
        * debian-changelog-mode mode-help works properly.
        * dpkg-source tells patch not to make numbered backups.  (Bug#4135.)
        * More developers' PGP keys.
        * Paragraph on uucp -a and -g options removed from policy manual.
      dpkg (1.3.4) experimental; urgency=low
        * Removed debugging output from dpkg-source -x.  Oops.
        * Removed section on source package permissions from policy manual -
          dpkg-source now sorts these out.
      dpkg (1.3.3) experimental; urgency=low
        * Programmers' & policy manuals in source tree; HTML in /usr/doc/dpkg.
        * Old guidelines.info and text files in /usr/doc/dpkg removed.
        * dpkg-source sets permissions on extracted debianized source tree
          and does not copy ownerships out of archive even if running as root.
        * Emacs mode `dpkg changelog' renamed to `Debian changelog'.
        * Default changelog format renamed from `dpkg' to `debian'.
        * debian-changelog-mode sets fill-prefix correctly.
        * debian-changelog-mode urgencies except HIGH lowercase by default.
        * debian-changelog-mode displays keymap in doc string and so mode help.
        * More maintainers' PGP keys.
        * Remove built changelog parsers with `clean' target in source.
      dpkg (1.3.2) experimental; urgency=LOW (MEDIUM for dpkg-source)
        * Faster update-rc.d written in Perl by Miquel van Smoorenburg.
        * install-info --test doesn't lock dir.  (Bug#3992, thanks Darren).
        * dpkg-source doesn't break in the presence of any symlinks.
        * More developers' keys added to doc/developer-keys.pgp.
        * Install developers' keys in /usr/doc/dpkg/developer-keys.pgp.
        * dpkg-source documents undefined substvar behaviour.
        * minor debian/rules cleanups.
      dpkg (1.3.1) experimental; urgency=LOW
        * manpage for dpkg-source et al now available.
        * dpkg-changelog-mode.el installed in site-lisp, but still no autoload.
        * dpkg-source prints correct string for not-understood tar -vvt output.
        * dpkg-source parsing of tar -vvt output made more robust.
        * dpkg-buildpackage prints usage message on usage error.
        * dpkg-gencontrol can print usage message.
        * -T<varlistfile> option added to dpkg-source.
        * Description of -f<fileslistfile> corrected in dpkg-distaddfile usage.
        * -m<maintainer> synopsis changed in dpkg-genchanges usage.
        * debian/substvars may now contain blank lines.
      dpkg (1.3.0) experimental; urgency=LOW
        * dpkg can install named pipes.
        * dpkg-deb supports directory for destination, generates filename.
        * dpkg-{source,gencontrol,genchanges,parsechangelog,buildpackage},
          dpkg-distaddfile scripts to support new source package format.
        * a.out build no longer supported.
        * Changed to new source package format.
      dpkg (1.2.14) stable unstable; urgency=MEDIUM
        * dselect +/-/_/= on lines for all broken, new, local or whatever
          packages do not affect _all_ packages.  (Bug#4129.)
        * NOTE - THE HISTORY FORKS HERE.  1.2.14's change appears in 1.3.7.
      dpkg (1.2.13) unstable; urgency=LOW
        * dpkg --search produces correct output for diversions.
        * dpkg-name remove unnecessary arch missing warning.  (Bug#3482.)
        * dpkg-deb --build warns about uppercase chars in package name.
        * dpkg-scanpackages error messages updated and manpage provided
          (thanks to Michael Shields).
        * dpkg-scanpackages warns about spurious entries in override file.
        * dpkg-scanpackages `noverride' renamed to `override' everywhere.
        * dpkg-scanpackages field ordering to put Architecture higher.
        * dpkg-scanpackages field names capitalised appropriately.
        * dpkg-scanpackages invokes find with -follow.  (Bug#3956.)
        * guidelines say #!/usr/bin/perl everywhere, not #!/bin/perl.
        * Many developers' PGP keys added.
        * configure script uses ${CC} instead of $(CC) (again :-/).
        * developers' keys included in dpkg source tree and /usr/doc.
        * configure remade using autoconf 2.10-3 (was 2.4-1).