I did a bit of catching up on my Debian backlog over the last week or so. Among the things I got round to:
- I released man-db 2.5.7. This was mostly an “I’ve been meaning to do
this for ages” kind of thing to reduce the bug list a bit, closing ten
Debian bugs, but there were a few interesting things in there as well,
such as always saving cat pages in UTF-8 and recoding to the user’s
locale at display time (long overdue), adjusting the search order for
localised manual pages by request of quite a few non-native English
speakers to prefer a page in the right section over a page in the right
language, and a cute gimmick to make things like
man /usr/bin/timedisplay the appropriate manual page rather than the text of the executable. See the NEWS file for more details.
- binfmt-support now installs cleanly on non-Linux systems, even if it doesn’t do anything useful yet.
- I fixed a couple of shell bugs in groff.
- halibut now complies with the Debian Vim policy, even though I can’t say I entirely agree with it in this case.
- I fixed a really odd build failure in troffcvt. Yay imake, or something.
- All Debian patches to putty are now upstream, or will be once I upload a new snapshot. Thanks to Simon Tatham and Jacob Nevins.
- I did a few bits and pieces of packaging cleanup with an eye on my DDPO list, and added some watch files where they were missing.
- Responded to an offer to take over icoutils maintenance.
So nothing really earth-shaking, and as ever openssh could use some attention, but I feel a bit better about my backlog now. I do still have a critical bug in makepasswd to fix, and a sponsored upload of parrot; those are the next two things on my to-do list.