apt-cache show apt:i386 does not include the long description

Bug #868977 reported by Michael Vogt
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apt (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

On a amd64 multiarch system the following command shows the full description as expected:
$ apt-cache show apt
$ apt-cache show apt:i386
does only show the summary.

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Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

The issue is that in MergeList for indexes without a architecture (like the Translations index) for Arch the main architecture is returned. So when the translated descriptions are added they will only be added for the main arch instead of for all arches.

Attached is a small fix for this but it needs some work as it makes the diff (with proper indent) pretty big and this is also a
good opportunity to simply this loop.

Michael Vogt (mvo)
Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package apt - 0.8.16~exp5ubuntu14

apt (0.8.16~exp5ubuntu14) precise; urgency=low

  [ David Kalnischkies ]
  * apt-pkg/pkgcachegen.cc:
    - refactor MergeList by creating -Group, -Package and -Version specialist
    - share description list between "same" versions (LP: #868977)
      This also means that descriptions are shared across archives now.
  * apt-pkg/pkgcache.cc:
    - always prefer "en" over "" for "en"-language regardless of cache-order
      (LP: #868977)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:22:31 +0200

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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