Editra : description mistake, then missing description

Bug #910398 reported by Baronsed on 2011-12-31
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
editra (Debian)
Fix Released
editra (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I had a look at the package description on packages.ubuntu.com and it turns out that in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) the description is wrong, indeed (it should read "syntax highlighting and *a* variety of...", see
however, in the latest Ubuntu version, it even does not show (see
A look at the "control" file (the one containing the package description and a list of all dependencies) reveals that an extra comma has been added at the end of the "Depends:" line.

(I copied out a message which Alessandro Menti sent me when we raised these bugs on Editra)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: editra 0.5.30-1ubuntu0.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-37.81-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-37-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Dec 31 17:21:59 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100816.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: editra

Baronsed (baronsed) wrote :
Andreas Moog (ampelbein) wrote :

The description not appearing in the overview on precise isn't a bug, Ubuntu decided to not include the long description in the package archive anymore.

Since we take editra unmodified from debian, it makes more sense to open a report in their bugtracker, see http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting

Changed in editra (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Andreas Moog (ampelbein) on 2011-12-31
Changed in editra (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

Thanks for reporting.

I found that this issue is still present in editra 0.7.20+dfsg.1-3 on Ubuntu Artful, so I've forwarded it to Debian.

tags: added: artful bitesize packaging string-fix trusty xenial yakkety zesty
removed: lucid
Changed in editra (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in editra (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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