Debian Bug report logs - #674569
please improve package description of poppler-data

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Package: poppler-data; Maintainer for poppler-data is Hideki Yamane <>; Source for poppler-data is src:poppler-data.

Reported by: David Kalnischkies <>

Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 14:00:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version poppler-data/0.4.5-5

Fixed in version poppler-data/0.4.5-9

Done: Hideki Yamane <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Hideki Yamane <>:
Bug#674569; Package poppler-data. (Fri, 25 May 2012 14:00:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to David Kalnischkies <>:
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From: David Kalnischkies <>
Subject: please improve package description of poppler-data
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 15:57:19 +0200
Package: poppler-data
Version: 0.4.5-5
Severity: wishlist

The current package description is:
Description-en: Encoding data for the poppler PDF rendering library
 This package contains the encoding data needed to view some PDF documents
 with libpoppler, and also that was provided by cmap-adobe-{gb1,cns1,korea1,
 japan1,japan2} and gs-cjk-resource pacakges.
 If CJK users want to view/create PDF files that contains their language,
 this package will help you.

Beside of the typo 'pacakges' the "and also that was" sounds strange.
It also immediately raises the question: What did these packages provide?
(But it is good that you say that this package replaces them!)

"PDF files that contains" is a plural vs. singular issue and the
sentence itself sounds again a bit strange to my ears,
but I am not a native speaker.

Therefore I would highly recommend to contact the mailinglist (aka "The Smith Review Project" [0] )
to work together on improving the description.

(Remember also that these descriptions can be translated, so it is usually
 best to get them reviewed by the list before pushing them to unstable)

Last but not least a bit off-topic: Usage of the "Enhances"
dependency seems to be a good idea as it just does this, or?

Best regards

David Kalnischkies


Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Hideki Yamane <> to (Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:12:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug acknowledged by developer. (Fri, 03 Aug 2012 06:03:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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

From: Hideki Yamane <>
Subject: Bug#674569: fixed in poppler-data 0.4.5-9
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 06:02:24 +0000
Source: poppler-data
Source-Version: 0.4.5-9

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
poppler-data, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

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
Hideki Yamane <> (supplier of updated poppler-data package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2012 21:10:56 +0900
Source: poppler-data
Binary: poppler-data
Architecture: source all
Version: 0.4.5-9
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Hideki Yamane <>
Changed-By: Hideki Yamane <>
 poppler-data - encoding data for the poppler PDF rendering library
Closes: 674569
 poppler-data (0.4.5-9) unstable; urgency=low
   * debian/control
     - improve description (Closes: #674569)
       Thanks to Justin B Rye <> for help.
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