dpkg -l shortens output without hint

Bug #1703199 reported by Karl-Philipp Richter on 2017-07-09
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Bug Description

In output in a 80 character terminal like

    > sudo dpkg -l deluge
    Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
    | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
    |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
    ||/ Name Version Architecture Description
    +++-==============-============-============-=================================
    rc deluge 2.0.0.dev705 all Deluge BitTorrent Client

it's impossible to tell whether the version column has been truncated or not. That's not very useful.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.04
Package: dpkg 1.18.10ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.10.0-24.28-generic 4.10.15
Uname: Linux 4.10.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: zfs zunicode zavl zcommon znvpair
ApportVersion: 2.20.4-0ubuntu4.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Jul 9 14:19:53 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-04-20 (810 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.2)
SourcePackage: dpkg
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to zesty on 2017-05-05 (64 days ago)
modified.conffile..etc.cron.daily.dpkg: [deleted]

dino99 (9d9) wrote :
tags: removed: zesty
Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

Seems to be fixed in 17.10.

Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
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