Debian Bug report logs - #325481
libncurses5-dev: ncurses(3ncurses) reference to non-existent BUGS section

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Package: libncurses5-dev; Maintainer for libncurses5-dev is Craig Small <>; Source for libncurses5-dev is src:ncurses.

Reported by: Reuben Thomas <>

Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 23:33:01 UTC

Severity: minor

Found in version libncurses5-dev/5.4-4

Fixed in version ncurses/5.5-1

Done: Daniel Jacobowitz <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#325481; Package libncurses5-dev. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Reuben Thomas <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: libncurses5-dev: ncurses(3ncurses) reference to non-existent BUGS section
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 01:21:49 +0200
Package: libncurses5-dev
Version: 5.4-4
Severity: minor

The ncurses man page refers to a non-existent BUGS section. This
should either be added or the reference removed.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.10
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages libncurses5-dev depends on:
ii  libc6-dev [libc-dev]        2.3.2.ds1-22 GNU C Library: Development Librari
ii  libncurses5                 5.4-4        Shared libraries for terminal hand

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From: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
Subject: Bug#325481: fixed in ncurses 5.5-1
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 16:17:13 -0700
Source: ncurses
Source-Version: 5.5-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
ncurses, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/n/ncurses/lib64ncurses5-dev_5.5-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/lib64ncurses5_5.5-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncurses5-dbg_5.5-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncurses5-dev_5.5-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncurses5_5.5-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5-dbg_5.5-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5-dev_5.5-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5_5.5-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses-base_5.5-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses-bin_5.5-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses-term_5.5-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.5-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.5-1.dsc
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.5.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Format: 1.7
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 21:13:00 +0000
Source: ncurses
Binary: ncurses-base lib64ncurses5 libncursesw5-dev libncursesw5-dbg ncurses-bin libncurses5 libncursesw5 libncurses5-dev ncurses-term libncurses5-dbg lib64ncurses5-dev
Architecture: source i386 all
Version: 5.5-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
Changed-By: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
 lib64ncurses5 - Shared libraries for terminal handling (64-bit)
 lib64ncurses5-dev - Developer's libraries for ncurses (64-bit)
 libncurses5 - Shared libraries for terminal handling
 libncurses5-dbg - Debugging/profiling libraries for ncurses
 libncurses5-dev - Developer's libraries and docs for ncurses
 libncursesw5 - Shared libraries for terminal handling (wide character support)
 libncursesw5-dbg - Debugging/profiling libraries for ncurses
 libncursesw5-dev - Developer's libraries for ncursesw
 ncurses-base - Descriptions of common terminal types
 ncurses-bin - Terminal-related programs and man pages
 ncurses-term - Additional terminal type definitions
Closes: 316663 318621 325481 333749
 ncurses (5.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream release.
     - inwstr-manpage-section.patch and tack-manpage.patch merged.
     - Remove reference to non-existant BUGS section (Closes: #325481).
     - Wide character repainting fix (Closes: #316663).
     - Hurd sgr0 trimming fix (Closes: #318621).
   * Set the expected libgpm SONAME in debian/rules to avoid cross compilation
   * Build 64-bit libraries on i386 and powerpc (Closes: #333749).
   * Correct the type of NCURSES_BOOL in 64-bit biarch builds.
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 e73c1ac10b4bfc46db43b2ddfd6244ef 2314030 libs standard ncurses_5.5.orig.tar.gz
 81ae9e65329fdc8db8f399f39841c04a 35116 libs standard ncurses_5.5-1.diff.gz
 5a0e0279a0d32e95521943488ff300d8 293500 base required libncurses5_5.5-1_i386.deb
 94b5a00ad800322bc9e4afde5f4d71b9 1312330 libdevel optional libncurses5-dev_5.5-1_i386.deb
 f2adc6f8c9dce5c1d85268760ba41228 1251174 libdevel extra libncurses5-dbg_5.5-1_i386.deb
 dcf43a81ed801f42137442eb4818e585 310556 libs important libncursesw5_5.5-1_i386.deb
 642c75064c0fbc4a130e0a3e4a3ddb3d 426198 libdevel optional libncursesw5-dev_5.5-1_i386.deb
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 5652fbf86560fc6f4f9f60986d34959c 318712 libs optional lib64ncurses5_5.5-1_i386.deb
 33281f2bd1c6d6f5847c866e99908ba3 381892 libdevel optional lib64ncurses5-dev_5.5-1_i386.deb
 ed50853689395ab78a7cec898d20fcd8 210164 base required ncurses-bin_5.5-1_i386.deb
 60c1c2cdaf869ea034a8c5af26a2ff15 12838 base required ncurses-base_5.5-1_all.deb
 149bad2b9aedaba8597ae2c53535bdc1 276684 admin standard ncurses-term_5.5-1_all.deb

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