Debian Bug report logs - #673048
dh-linktree: hard to use, gotchas not documented in manpage

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Package: dh-linktree; Maintainer for dh-linktree is Raphaël Hertzog <>; Source for dh-linktree is src:dh-linktree.

Reported by: Julian Taylor <>

Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 17:57:08 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version dh-linktree/0.2

Fixed in version dh-linktree/0.3

Done: Raphaël Hertzog <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#673048; Package dh-linktree. (Tue, 15 May 2012 17:57:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Julian Taylor <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: dh-linktree: hard to use, gotchas not documented in manpage
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 19:55:43 +0200
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Package: dh-linktree
Version: 0.2
Severity: normal

every time I try to use dh_linktree (a tool that I very much missed up
now, thanks for providing it) I struggle with how to use it correctly.
It does not give very good error messages.
My most common mistake is a trailing slash in the arguments, e.g.:

dh_linktree -pipython-notebook-common embed

which results in dpkg --search arguments that look like this:
dpkg --search --
which fails

it is very hard to see that the double slash here: themes//base
causes dpkg --search to fail.

maybe dh_linktree should strip trailing slashes or at least document
this it in the manpage.

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From: Raphaël Hertzog <>
Subject: Bug#673048: fixed in dh-linktree 0.3
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2012 08:47:53 +0000
Source: dh-linktree
Source-Version: 0.3

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

  to main/d/dh-linktree/dh-linktree_0.3.dsc
  to main/d/dh-linktree/dh-linktree_0.3.tar.gz
  to main/d/dh-linktree/dh-linktree_0.3_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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Raphaël Hertzog <> (supplier of updated dh-linktree package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2012 09:44:25 +0200
Source: dh-linktree
Binary: dh-linktree
Architecture: source all
Version: 0.3
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Raphaël Hertzog <>
Changed-By: Raphaël Hertzog <>
 dh-linktree - Create symlink trees within a Debian package
Closes: 673048
 dh-linktree (0.3) unstable; urgency=low
   * Use File::Spec->canonpath() to standardize the paths given on input.
     Closes: #673048
   * Greatly expand the explanations in the manual page to cover:
     - the main use case
     - the rationale behind the usage of symlink trees
     - the type of dependencies which are generated
     - the most common failure
   * Update Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no change).
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 1d8cb05909b347e16fad8bc8881347ba89625f7f 5872 dh-linktree_0.3.tar.gz
 66aeedc63412eda261756cc8152a566404a7d441 10790 dh-linktree_0.3_all.deb
 967ed28dc9f2d05e2fed580f0499a286c8ac3d2aea36590e9a5a53ea84e4727f 1600 dh-linktree_0.3.dsc
 17f712c2df5dd782d15d976d939997cc05d871a351045bff648b08c202acad3a 5872 dh-linktree_0.3.tar.gz
 05ae57c1be014432d52b6124df1447ba18529b1534c1463d6fd4f7de12184a3f 10790 dh-linktree_0.3_all.deb
 2ce4fe4204fdd797a7a888924071cfbb 1600 devel optional dh-linktree_0.3.dsc
 0756a1f94d0b20170bf5b9b276777c30 5872 devel optional dh-linktree_0.3.tar.gz
 240f360976a23ed37ab8da82e3805188 10790 devel optional dh-linktree_0.3_all.deb

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