upstream graphviz .DEB reproducibly hits SIGABRT in gdebi

Bug #584690 reported by Martin Olsson on 2010-05-23
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gdebi (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdebi

repro steps:
1. on x64. install "libgraphviz4-dbgsym"
2. run "wget -q -O /tmp/a.deb ; gdebi /tmp/a.deb"


Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Building data structures... Done
  Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/gdebi", line 83, in <module>
    if not[0]):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/GDebi/", line 86, in open
    if not self._deb.checkDeb():
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/GDebi/", line 368, in checkDeb
    if not self.checkBreaksExistingPackages():
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/GDebi/", line 283, in checkBreaksExistingPackages
    'depversion' : dep.version}
TypeError: not enough arguments for format string


It's a bug in gdebi, and it's easy to fix. Inside "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/GDebi/", just replace the "%i" with "%" in the line that says:

  self._failureString += _("Breaks existing package '%(pkgname)s' dependency %(depname)s (%(deprelation)s %i(depversion)s)") % {

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gdebi 0.6.0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun May 23 20:40:21 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: gdebi

Martin Olsson (mnemo) wrote :
Martin Olsson (mnemo) wrote :
description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
Martin Olsson (mnemo) wrote :

@Michael Vogt, this seems like an important and easy to review bugfix. SRU?

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks Martin and sorry for the late reply. this is SRUed into llucid now and fixed in maverick

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