changelogs are often not available with updates

Bug #362443 reported by Jack Wasey on 2009-04-16
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
aptitude (Debian)
aptitude (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: aptitude

Upgrading jaunty, but I have seen this in all releases of Ubuntu.

90% of available updates fail to retrieve a changelog when "C" is pressed. They exist, since I can read them in /usr/share/doc after installation. It is important to know what changes are made before upgrading. I know update-manager provides a link in this case. I don't propose this as a solution, though, since a typical sys admin would not want to be messing around with links2 and a launchpad link when he/she just needs a few characters plain text to describe a change.

To reproduce:

1) wait until updates are available
2) select an upgradable package
3) press "C" to retrieve changelog

4 expected) changelog displayed

5) actual, in most cases) changelog not found.

Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
zigi (ziegleka) wrote :

About 50 packages in Lucid have not their changelogs on the server.

Changed in aptitude (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in aptitude (Debian):
status: New → Incomplete
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