Debian Bug report logs - #465229
yelp: Recode manual pages to UTF-8

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Package: yelp; Maintainer for yelp is Debian GNOME Maintainers <>; Source for yelp is src:yelp.

Reported by: Colin Watson <>

Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 10:37:42 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: patch

Found in version yelp/2.20.0-1

Fixed in version yelp/2.20.0-2

Done: Josselin Mouette <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Jerry Haltom <>:
Bug#465229; Package yelp. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Colin Watson <>
Subject: yelp: Recode manual pages to UTF-8
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 10:36:15 +0000
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Package: yelp
Version: 2.20.0-1
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
Usertags: origin-ubuntu ubuntu-patch hardy

The attached patch uses a new facility provided by man-db 2.5.1 to
recode manual pages to UTF-8 while reading them. This allows yelp's
rendering code to work regardless of the source encoding of the manual
page, without it having to have lots of logic duplicated from man-db to
figure this out. (At present, yelp breaks in different ways depending on
the source encoding; see e.g.

This facility is specific to man-db, and so at present not suitable for
upstream (without some kind of run-time logic to figure out whether the
facility is available).

See also:


Colin Watson                                       []
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From: Josselin Mouette <>
Subject: Bug#465229: fixed in yelp 2.20.0-2
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 01:17:03 +0000
Source: yelp
Source-Version: 2.20.0-2

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

  to pool/main/y/yelp/yelp_2.20.0-2.diff.gz
  to pool/main/y/yelp/yelp_2.20.0-2.dsc
  to pool/main/y/yelp/yelp_2.20.0-2_amd64.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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Josselin Mouette <> (supplier of updated yelp package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 01:51:38 +0100
Source: yelp
Binary: yelp
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 2.20.0-2
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian GNOME Maintainers <>
Changed-By: Josselin Mouette <>
 yelp       - Help browser for GNOME 2
Closes: 448386 465229
 yelp (2.20.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Loic Minier ]
   * Set GNOME Team as maintainer.
   [ Josselin Mouette ]
   * 01_html_crash.patch: stolen from upstream SVN. Fix a crash when
     opening HTML files. Closes: #448386.
   * Depend on man-db 2.5.1-1.
   * 02_man-utf8.patch: patch from Colin Watson to recode manual pages
     to UTF-8 using Debian’s man-db. Closes: #465229.
   * Standards version is 3.7.3.
 d2b2667beb4fcb57f97f54d48286b8df 1128 gnome optional yelp_2.20.0-2.dsc
 c3e22a0375762ee4dc71e219b1135cec 8371 gnome optional yelp_2.20.0-2.diff.gz
 d5115dc6a11cc2b31282330e67021091 705594 gnome optional yelp_2.20.0-2_amd64.deb

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