Debian Bug report logs - #690683
lgeneral: Unusable due to missing game data converter and outdated

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Package: lgeneral; Maintainer for lgeneral is Debian Games Team <>; Source for lgeneral is src:lgeneral.

Reported by: Markus Koschany <>

Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:09:01 UTC

Severity: grave

Tags: patch

Found in version lgeneral/1.1.1-5

Fixed in version lgeneral/1.2.3+dfsg-1

Done: Markus Koschany <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Debian QA Group <>:
Bug#690683; Package lgeneral. (Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:09:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Markus Koschany <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: lgeneral: Unusable due to missing game data converter and outdated
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:06:30 +0200
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Package: lgeneral
Version: 1.1.1-5
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable


In its current state LGeneral is unusable for almost all users. 

 * The version shipped with Debian was released in 2004 and is
   completely outdated despite the fact that upstream is active and
   released version 1.2.3 in April 2012.
 * The converter lgc-pg, which is needed to convert game data of
   Panzer General was removed in 2011. [1]
   This means there is no available game data for LGeneral in Testing
   at the moment.

I intend to adopt LGeneral on behalf of the Debian Games
Team [2] and would like to reintroduce lgc-pg in combination with the
game-data-packager. I'm working on a new version of LGeneral 1.2.3 at
the moment.

If the new version cannot migrate to Testing, then LGeneral should be
removed from Wheezy. 

I have also introduced the issue on the debian-devel-games
mailinglist. [3]


Markus Koschany


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lgeneral depends on:
ii  libc6            2.13-35
ii  libsdl-mixer1.2  1.2.12-3
ii  libsdl1.2debian  1.2.15-5

lgeneral recommends no packages.

Versions of packages lgeneral suggests:
pn  lgc-pg  <none>

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Information forwarded to, Debian QA Group <>:
Bug#690683; Package lgeneral. (Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:15:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Markus Koschany <>:
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Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Markus Koschany <>
Subject: lgeneral: Unusable due to missing game data converter and outdated
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:11:44 +0200
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tags 690683 patch

My new package is available at

and in Git at

I know new upstream releases are discouraged during the freeze but given
the nature of this bug, it is the only reasonable solution. 

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Added tag(s) patch. Request was from Markus Koschany <> to (Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:15:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Anibal Monsalve Salazar <> to (Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:09:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Markus Koschany <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:03:45 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Markus Koschany <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:03:46 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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

From: Markus Koschany <>
Subject: Bug#690683: fixed in lgeneral 1.2.3+dfsg-1
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:00:42 +0000
Source: lgeneral
Source-Version: 1.2.3+dfsg-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
lgeneral, 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
Markus Koschany <> (supplier of updated lgeneral package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2012 17:56:28 +0200
Source: lgeneral
Binary: lgeneral lgc-pg
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 1.2.3+dfsg-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Games Team <>
Changed-By: Markus Koschany <>
 lgc-pg     - LGeneral converter for Panzer General game data
 lgeneral   - strategy game in the tradition of Panzer General
Closes: 465942 690683 691451
 lgeneral (1.2.3+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New Maintainer. (Closes: #465942)
   * New upstream release.
   * Reintroduction of lgc-pg which is now part of the sources.
   * Depend on game-data-packager and lgc-pg to provide game data
     for users who own a copy of Panzer General. For more information please
     refer to README.Debian. (Closes: #690683)
   * Switch to package format 3.0 (quilt).
   * Build with hardening=+all.
   * Set compat level to 9 and debhelper build-dep to >=9 for automatic
     hardening build flags.
   * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4.
   * Fix FTBFS because of Hardening Werror=format-security error.
   * Remove and replace non-free files and make LGeneral comply to the DFSG.
     (Closes: #691451)
   * Improve and update LGeneral's manpages.
   * Update debian/copyright to copyright format 1.0.
   * Add icon to Debian menu.
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Version: GnuPG v1.4.12 (GNU/Linux)


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