Debian Bug report logs - #483620
aptitude is searching for a non-existent file when running under a pt_BR locale

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Package: aptitude; Maintainer for aptitude is Aptitude Development Team <>; Source for aptitude is src:aptitude.

Reported by: André Luís Lopes <>

Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 00:15:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in versions aptitude/0.4.11-3, aptitude/

Fixed in version aptitude/

Done: Daniel Burrows <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#483620; Package aptitude. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: André Luís Lopes <>
Subject: aptitude is searching for a non-existent file when running under a pt_BR locale
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 21:10:17 -0300
Hash: SHA1

Package: aptitude
Severity: normal

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   aptitude is looking for a non-existent file when running under a
pt_BR (Brazilian Portuguese) locale :

foolish:~# export LC_ALL=pt_BR.UTF-8 ; aptitude update
E: Abrindo arquivo de configuração
/usr/share/aptitude/aptitude-defaults.pt_BR - ifstream::ifstream (2
Arquivo ou diretório não encontrado)
Atingido unstable Release.gpg
Ign unstable/main Translation-pt_BR
Ign unstable/contrib Translation-pt_BR
Ign unstable/non-free Translation-pt_BR
Atingido unstable Release
Atingido unstable/main Packages/DiffIndex
Atingido unstable/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
Atingido unstable/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
Lendo listas de pacotes... Pronto


   The error messages are obviously beind displayed in Brazilian
Portuguese and could be translated to something like :

E: Opening configuration file
/usr/share/aptitude/aptitude-defaults.pt_BR - ifstream::ifstream (2 File
or directory not found)

   And, actually, this file really is not available on my
updated-as-from-some-minutes-ago Debian unstable system :

foolish:~# export LC_ALL=C ; ls /usr/share/aptitude/aptitude-defaults.pt_BR
ls: cannot access /usr/share/aptitude/aptitude-defaults.pt_BR: No such
file or directory

- -- Package-specific info:
aptitude compilado em May 27 2008 04:52:17
Compilador: g++ 4.2.4 (Debian 4.2.4-1)
Compilado contra:
 versão apt 4.6.0
  Versão NCurses: 5.6
  versão libsigc++: 2.0.18
  Suporte a ept habilitado.

Versões atuais das bibliotecas:
  Versão NCurses: ncurses 5.6.20080503
  versão cwidget: 0.5.11
  Versão apt: 4.6.0 =>  (0xb7f94000) => /usr/lib/
(0xb7eb6000) => /lib/ (0xb7e7a000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb7e73000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb7d83000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb7d0b000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb7b98000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb7b83000) => /lib/i686/cmov/ (0xb7b6b000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb7a7d000) => /lib/i686/cmov/ (0xb7a58000) => /lib/ (0xb7a4b000) => /lib/i686/cmov/ (0xb78fd000) => /lib/i686/cmov/ (0xb78f9000) => /lib/i686/cmov/ (0xb78f4000)
	/lib/ (0xb7f95000)
Terminal: xterm
$DISPLAY is set.
`which aptitude`: /usr/bin/aptitude
aptitude version information:

aptitude linkage:

- -- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages aptitude depends on:
ii  apt [libapt-pkg-libc6. 0.7.14            Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  libc6                  2.7-11            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcwidget3            0.5.11-1          high-level terminal
interface libr
ii  libept0                0.5.17            High-level library for
managing De
ii  libgcc1                1:4.3.0-5         GCC support library
ii  libncursesw5           5.6+20080503-1    Shared libraries for
terminal hand
ii  libsigc++-2.0-0c2a     2.0.18-2          type-safe Signal Framework
for C++
ii  libstdc++6             4.3.0-5           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libxapian15            1.0.5-1           Search engine library
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages aptitude recommends:
pn  aptitude-doc-en | aptitude-do <none>     (no description available)
pn  libparse-debianchangelog-perl <none>     (no description available)

- -- no debconf information

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André Luís Lopes
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Bug#483620; Package aptitude. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Burrows <>
To: André Luís Lopes <>,
Subject: Re: Bug#483620: aptitude is searching for a non-existent file when running under a pt_BR locale
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 20:37:28 -0700
On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 09:10:17PM -0300, André Luís Lopes <> was heard to say:
>    The error messages are obviously beind displayed in Brazilian
> Portuguese and could be translated to something like :
> E: Opening configuration file
> /usr/share/aptitude/aptitude-defaults.pt_BR - ifstream::ifstream (2 File
> or directory not found)

  It looks like the problem is that aptitude decides which -defaults
files to install using the glob pattern "aptitude-defaults.??".  Adding a
second pattern "aptitude-defaults.??_??" should fix this.


Merged 472625 483620. Request was from "Renato S. Yamane" <> to (Sat, 07 Jun 2008 00:30:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Disconnected #483620 from all other report(s). Request was from Daniel Burrows <> to (Sat, 07 Jun 2008 01:48:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Daniel Burrows <>:
You have taken responsibility. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #19 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Burrows <>
Subject: Bug#483620: fixed in aptitude
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 01:32:04 +0000
Source: aptitude

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

  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude-dbg_0.4.11.4-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-cs_0.4.11.4-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-en_0.4.11.4-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-fi_0.4.11.4-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-fr_0.4.11.4-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-ja_0.4.11.4-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude_0.4.11.4-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude_0.4.11.4-1.dsc
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude_0.4.11.4-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude_0.4.11.4.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.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Daniel Burrows <> (supplier of updated aptitude package)

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Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2008 17:05:21 -0700
Source: aptitude
Binary: aptitude aptitude-dbg aptitude-doc-cs aptitude-doc-en aptitude-doc-fi aptitude-doc-fr aptitude-doc-ja
Architecture: source all i386
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Daniel Burrows <>
Changed-By: Daniel Burrows <>
 aptitude   - terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-dbg - Debug symbols for the aptitude package manager
 aptitude-doc-cs - Czech manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-doc-en - English manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-doc-fi - Finnish manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-doc-fr - French manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-doc-ja - Japanese manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
Closes: 136874 473580 473829 483620 483920 483943
 aptitude ( unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream release.
     - Fixed a nasty resolver bug that would cause solutions to be chosen
       poorly in some cases involving self-conflicts. (Closes: #483920)
     - "aptitude search" now takes a command-line argument
       "--disable-columns" that prevents aptitude from padding or
       truncating strings to line text up into columns.  This makes
       the output much more script-friendly.  (Closes: #136874)
     - Fixed the formatting of literal elements in the manpage.
       (Closes: #473580)
     - Defaults files for locales that contain an underscore (such as pt_BR
       or zh_CN) should get installed now. (Closes: #483620)
     - Translation update for Russian. (Closes: #483943)
   * aptitude-dbg recommends libcwidget3-dbg now, not libcwidget1-dbg.
     (Closes: #473829)
   * Bring the Standards-Version up-to-date.  No other changes were needed;
     the only change to Policy lately that affects aptitude was the
     restructuring of the menu hierarchy, and aptitude is already
     up-to-date with that.
   * Bring README.Debian up-to-date regarding the location of the upstream
     and Debian repositories.
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 91ba9e7d6537bc62bcaac9a097aff86b7c064fea 34871 aptitude_0.4.11.4-1.diff.gz
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