Devuan bug report logs - #228
Long description truncated from packages when using 'apt cache search'

Package: apt; Reported by: Ottavio Caruso <ottavio2006-ujm2000@yahoo.com>;
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:33:01 UTC;
Maintainer for apt is (unknown).

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From: Ottavio Caruso <ottavio2006-ujm2000@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:23:16 +0100
Subject: Long description truncated from packages when using 'apt cache search'
To: submit@bugs.devuan.org

Package: apt

Version: 1.0.9.8.4

As described here:
https://git.devuan.org/devuan/devuan-project/issues/75

and here:
https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=2231

it seems most packages (most likely only those imported straight from
Debian) have the long description truncated.

Example: on a Debian Jessie system:

$ apt-cache search keyer
tlf - console based ham radio contest logger
tucnak2 - VHF/UHF/SHF Hamradio contest log version 2
$

On a Devuan Jessie system:

$ apt-cache search keyer
$

In which case the user will miss valuable information.

Regards

-- 
Ottavio Caruso





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Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:47:23 +0200
From: KatolaZ <katolaz@freaknet.org>
To: 228@bugs.devuan.org
Subject: known

Hi,

this is known, and is due to the fact that package descriptions are
now mwintained in separate Translation files. This should be fixed in
the future, by adding support fot Translations in amprolla3.





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Message received at 228@bugs.devuan.org:

From: Ben Klein <shacklein@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:42:43 +1100
Subject: Still buggy
To: 228@bugs.devuan.org

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This has been "known" since before it was reported back on 16 July. It's
been 3 months since then. Is there any chance of getting this fixed soon?

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Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:25:12 +0200
From: KatolaZ <katolaz@freaknet.org>
To: 228@bugs.devuan.org
Subject: we are looking into that

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Yes, it has been known for at least three years, and we knew it was
not an immediate priority. As I said before, we will be working on it
ASAP. Any help with that will be much appreciated (and might actually
help closing the bug report sooner).

Regards

KatolaZ

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