Debian Bug report logs - #657746
prolix: under- and wrongly-documented, not working interactively at all

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Package: prolix; Maintainer for prolix is Debian Perl Group <>; Source for prolix is src:prolix.

Reported by: Yann Dirson <>

Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 14:30:01 UTC

Severity: serious

Tags: fixed-upstream

Found in version prolix/0.01-1

Fixed in version prolix/0.03-1

Done: gregor herrmann <>

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Bug#657746; Package prolix. (Sat, 28 Jan 2012 14:30:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Yann Dirson <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: prolix: under- and wrongly-documented, not working interactively at all
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 15:26:00 +0100
Package: prolix
Version: 0.01-1
Severity: serious

* the manpage does not give a synopsis or explanation of options, only
  example uses not directly usable on standard files.  No proper
  documentation of interactive mode either.

* trying a simple thing like:
    strings /usr/bin/gdmflexiserver|prolix -r '[a-z]'
  ... does filter, but I'm back to the shell without any possibility
  of interactive use

* "prolix -h" tells that "-v" is --verbose, but attempting to use it
  makes it obvious that it is an alias to (undocumented) --version
  flag instead, and it does not even give prolix' version

* "-l" says "Option log requires an argument", which -h does not tell

well... that makes it *far* less useful than "grep -v" in its current
state - looking forward to see it in better shape...

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (500, 'oldstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.1.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages prolix depends on:
ii  libdata-munge-perl             0.04-1
ii  libipc-run-perl                0.90-1
ii  libjson-perl                   2.53-1
ii  libmoose-perl                  2.0401-1
ii  libmoosex-configfromfile-perl  0.04-1
ii  libmoosex-getopt-perl          0.37-1
ii  libstring-shellquote-perl      1.03-1
ii  libterm-readkey-perl           2.30-4+b2
ii  libtry-tiny-perl               0.11-1
ii  perl                           5.14.2-6

prolix recommends no packages.

prolix suggests no packages.

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Bug#657746; Package prolix. (Sat, 04 Feb 2012 15:15:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #12 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
Subject: [ Please package App-Prolix 0.03]
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2012 16:11:47 +0100
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# fixed upstream, new version App-Prolix 0.03
tag 657746 + fixed-upstream

Hi Gaal!

I'm forwarding this to the bugreport.

Thanks for your fast reaction on that report.


----- Forwarded message from Gaal Yahas <> -----

Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2012 10:56:38 +0200
From: Gaal Yahas <>
Subject: Please package App-Prolix 0.03

Hi Debian Perl maintainers,
The fix for involved a patch to another
package (MooseX::Getopt). That has since been applied and a package put on
the CPAN. Please package App-Prolix version 0.03, which correctly sets its
prereqs to the fixed version.

Thanks very much,

Gaal Yahas <>

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

From: gregor herrmann <>
Subject: Bug#657746: fixed in prolix 0.03-1
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:52:39 +0000
Source: prolix
Source-Version: 0.03-1

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

  to main/p/prolix/prolix_0.03-1.debian.tar.gz
  to main/p/prolix/prolix_0.03-1.dsc
  to main/p/prolix/prolix_0.03-1_all.deb
  to main/p/prolix/prolix_0.03.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
gregor herrmann <> (supplier of updated prolix package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:59:15 +0100
Source: prolix
Binary: prolix
Architecture: source all
Version: 0.03-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Perl Group <>
Changed-By: gregor herrmann <>
 prolix     - tool to interactively filter chatty command output
Closes: 657746
 prolix (0.03-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * Team upload.
   * New upstream release:
     - doc fixes (closes: #657746)
   * Update year of upstream copyright.
   * Make (build-) dependency on libmoosex-getopt-perl versioned.
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