Debian Bug report logs - #329681
nanoblogger: tidy plugin has encoding problems

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Package: nanoblogger; Maintainer for nanoblogger is William Vera <>; Source for nanoblogger is src:nanoblogger.

Reported by: gregor herrmann <>

Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 18:03:24 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: patch

Found in version nanoblogger/3.2.3-2

Fixed in version nanoblogger/3.2.3-3

Done: William Vera <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: gregor herrmann <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: nanoblogger: tidy plugin has encoding problems
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 19:51:48 +0200
Package: nanoblogger
Version: 3.2.3-2
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

The tidy plugin shredders the feed files (*xml) if they (a) contain
non-ASCII characters and (b) are not encoded in UTF-8.

* blog.conf has a variable TIDY_ARGS
* has the following variables at the beginning:
  : ${TIDY_ARGS:=-asxhtml -n -utf8}
  : ${TIDY_XML_ARGS:=-xml -n -utf8 -wrap 0}
* That means that the TIDY_XML_ARGS cannot be influenced via
  blog.conf at the moment, that '-utf8' is always used for the xml
  files, and that non-ASCII chars are scrambled if they are encoded
  differently than UTF-8 ...
Suggested solution:
* Delete the TIDY_ARGS variable from blog.conf and
* Set the defaults for TIDY_HTML_ARGS and TIDY_XML_ARGS in
* Add these two variables to blog.conf (with the default values in
  order to ease modifications for the user).

The suggested changes can be found in the patches below.

(This change would kind of break current installations, because
the existing TIDY_ARGS variable is not honoured any more. But IMO a
hint in the changelog and/or NEWS.Debian should be enough.)


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_AT@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

-- no debconf information

--- plugins/makepage/	2005-09-22 19:41:31.000000000 +0200
+++ plugins/makepage/	2005-09-22 19:43:27.000000000 +0200
@@ -19,4 +19,3 @@
 # set additional arguments
-: ${TIDY_ARGS:=-asxhtml -n -utf8}
+: ${TIDY_HTML_ARGS:=-asxhtml -n -utf8}
 : ${TIDY_XML_ARGS:=-xml -n -utf8 -wrap 0}

*** blog.conf.diff
--- default/blog.conf.orig	2005-09-22 19:49:42.000000000 +0200
+++ default/blog.conf	2005-09-22 19:50:01.000000000 +0200
@@ -100,3 +100,5 @@
 # Tidy plugin - command arguments for tidy. see tidy's man pages or
+# Values for HTML and XML files respectively.
+TIDY_HTML_ARGS="-asxhtml -n -utf8"
+TIDY_XML_ARGS="-xml -n -utf8 -wrap 0"

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From: William Vera <>
Subject: Bug#329681: fixed in nanoblogger 3.2.3-3
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 16:48:44 -0700
Source: nanoblogger
Source-Version: 3.2.3-3

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

  to pool/main/n/nanoblogger/nanoblogger_3.2.3-3.diff.gz
  to pool/main/n/nanoblogger/nanoblogger_3.2.3-3.dsc
  to pool/main/n/nanoblogger/nanoblogger_3.2.3-3_all.deb

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: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 16:37:26 -0500
Source: nanoblogger
Binary: nanoblogger
Architecture: source all
Version: 3.2.3-3
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: William Vera <>
Changed-By: William Vera <>
 nanoblogger - small weblog engine for the UNIX command line
Closes: 329681 331675
 nanoblogger (3.2.3-3) unstable; urgency=low
   * Fixed the fortune path in the plugin (Closes: #331675).
   * Fixed the encoding problem for the tidy plugin (Closes: #329681).
 584dcb49112518832ae83fd8d96a414a 576 web optional nanoblogger_3.2.3-3.dsc
 cf06dab56a3a7ca230b26816e102590d 4765 web optional nanoblogger_3.2.3-3.diff.gz
 60d5868ee23dcfc79ac9080df32c3596 53488 web optional nanoblogger_3.2.3-3_all.deb

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