Proposal: revert recent debianutils changes for Jammy

Robie Basak robie.basak at
Mon Jan 24 13:39:32 UTC 2022

On Wed, Dec 01, 2021 at 04:05:38PM +0000, Robie Basak wrote:
> This has now landed in the release pocket. Thanks to all involved for
> your help.

You may have noticed that Debian CTTE have overruled some of these
changes in the debianutils package in Debian and reverted them in Debian

tempfile in Ubuntu is on 5.5-1ubuntu1. Debian is now on 5.7-0.1
(through a couple of yet-to-be-acknowledged NMUs).

The changes in Debian so far are below. The reversion of which
deprecation and restoration of tempfile are amongst the changes, but
looking at the source they're done differently to how I did it (I used
quilt patches).

I wondered if I should bring Ubuntu back into sync. But I'm tempted to
leave things as-is until after Jammy is released. We're not far from
feature freeze now, and with Jammy being an LTS it might be an idea to
leave things settled. In effect this would be applying a freeze to
debianutils in Jammy early but maybe this is appropriate for us.

Opinions? Is there anything in these two uploads, or upcoming uploads,
that we really need for Jammy?

debianutils (5.7-0.1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Non-maintainer upload.
  * Remove old and now conflicting manpage.  closes: #1004167

 -- Bastian Blank <waldi at>  Sun, 23 Jan 2022 19:05:32 +0100

debianutils (5.6-0.1) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ Bastian Blank ]
  * Non-maintainer upload.
  * Implement CTTE ruling #994275.
  * Revert deprecation of which (no. 2).
    closes: #993582, #993700
  * Restore tempfile (no. 4).
  * Revert move to /usr (no. 5).
    closes: #992481, #992615, #992639, #992649
  * Remove not longer applicable NEWS entry.
  * Force creation of translated man-pages to fix all build.

  [ Johannes Schauer Marin Rodrigues ]
  * also distribute *.po files and *.add files in dist tarball
    (closes: #1000866)

 -- Bastian Blank <waldi at>  Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:12:40 +0100

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