German aptitude man page points to non-existing doc file

Bug #348548 reported by Andreas Krüger on 2009-03-25
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
aptitude (Debian)
Fix Released
aptitude (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: aptitude

To reproduce, on a machine with German locale installed, type to your friendly bash prompt:

LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 man aptitude

Somewhere down the output, you'll find this quote:

       apt-get(8), apt(8), /usr/share/doc/aptitude/html/index.html

Expected: A file /usr/share/doc/aptitude/html/index.html exists (on any system with aptitude installed).

Seen: This file does not exist on my system (even though I have aptitude installed).

Background information: The English original has got it right:

LANG=C man aptitude

       apt-get(8), apt(8), /usr/share/doc/aptitude/html/<lang>/index.html from
       the package aptitude-doc-<lang>

This was seen on Ubuntu 8.10 and aptitude .

The buggy file is /usr/share/man/de/man8/aptitude.8.gz.

One possible fix is included as a patch.

Regards, and thank you for providing fine software,


ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
Package: aptitude
SourcePackage: aptitude
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-11-generic i686

Related branches

summary: - German aptitute man page points to non-existing doc file
+ German aptitude man page points to non-existing doc file
tags: added: manpages
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thanks for your patch however it is a patch of the generated man page and not the xml that is the source of the manpage. I've created a proper patch and attached it to this bug report.

Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in aptitude (Debian):
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in aptitude (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) on 2009-07-16
tags: added: patch
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

Bryan, your patch isn't 100% correct, either. The referenced manpages reside in the doc-packages and may not be installed. Attaching a debdiff that fixes this properly for both the de and fi manpage.

subscribing sponsors. mvo, are you a taker for this?

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

I sponsor this one (I'm pretty late, sorry)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package aptitude -

aptitude ( karmic; urgency=low

  * point manpages to the correct place for further info (LP: #348548)
  * debian/control: depend on debhelper 5 or later (lintian warning)

 -- Rolf Leggewie <email address hidden> Fri, 31 Jul 2009 04:42:04 +0200

Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in aptitude (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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