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dictd (1.12.1+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Add 12-no-name-flag.patch to introduce --no-name option for dictzip
     to help reproducible builds (closes: #776430).
   * Update 09-spelling-typos.patch with fixes for more typos found by
   * debian/rules: enable all hardening options.
   * debian/copyright: make license names unique (lintian).
   * Fix command-with-path-in-maintainer-script lintian warning, and
     remove old work-around for bug#510406.
   * Add 13-Fix-compiler-warnings.patch to fix some of the warnings
     generated by gcc-6.
   * debian/control:
     + switch to https and cgit in Vcs fields;
     + Standards-Version: 3.9.8 (no changes).


dictd (1.12.1+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Build-Depends on libtool-bin instead of libtool (closes: #761744).
   * Standards-Version: 3.9.6 (no changes).


dictd (1.12.1+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Upload to unstable.

dictd (1.12.1+dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=low

   * New upstream version:
     + fixed "dictl: incorrect handling of apostrophe" (closes: #677868).
   * Remove 13-dictd_virtual-example.patch and 14-dictd.8-typos.patch
     as they were applied by upstream.
   * Merge 12-spelling-typos2.patch into 9-spelling-typos.patch.
   * Switch to using debhelper v9..


dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-5) unstable; urgency=low

   * 14-dictd.8-typos.patch: Fix typos in dictd(8) man page (closes: #657197).
   * debian/control:
     + Standards-Version: 3.9.3.
     + Update VCS fields.
   * debian/dictd.init: add lsb Description field.

dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-4.1) unstable; urgency=low

   * Non-maintainer upload.
   * Fix pending l10n issues. Debconf translations:
     - Dutch; (Jeroen Schot).  Closes: #652021
     - Indonesian (Mahyuddin Susanto).  Closes: #661144


dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=low

   * Rebuild with the latest libmaa.
   * Add Danish translation of debconf templates (closes: #624662).
   * debian/control:
     + Standards-Version: 3.9.2 (no changes);
     + reformat dependency fields with wrap-and-sort command;
     + bump dependency on libmaa-dev to >= 1.3.0;
     + add VCS fields.
   * debian/rules: switch to using debhelper's tiny rules format.
   * debian/copyright: change format to DEP-5.
   * Prefix patch names with a sequential numbers and refresh patches with
     gbp-pq import/export.
   * New patches:
     + 12-spelling-typos2: fix more spelling typos found by lintian;
     + 13-dictd_virtual-example: fix wrong keyword in dictd_virtual.conf
       example (closes: #622637).

dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=low

   * Upload to unstable.
   * debian/rules:
     + support build-arch and build-indep targets;
     + make use of dpkg-buildflags, dh_auto_*, dh_autotools_dev* commands;
     + pass -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 to CPPFLAGS.
   * Join Makefile-debcflags.patch, Makefile-clean.patch into Makefile.patch.
   * Makefile.patch: don't filter `-O' out from CFLAGS any more.
   * dict_lookup.patch: minor fix.

dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-2) experimental; urgency=low

   * Merge changes from version 1.11.2+dfsg-4.
   * Install the new dict_lookup binary into dict package.
   * Add dict_lookup.patch:
     + check for existance of xterm & xclip commands;
     + select first available utf-8 locale or fail if there isn't any;
     + use colorit with its default configuration.

dictd (1.12.0+dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=low

   * New upstream release.
   * Add Brazilian Portuguese debconf templates translation (closes: #610408).
   * Bump debhelper to v8.
   * Switch to the 3.0 (quilt) source format. Drop build dependency on quilt
     together with the debian/README.source file.

dictd (1.11.2+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=medium

   * md5-64bit.patch: fix invalid definition on uint32 type on 64-bit systems
     (except for alpha), which caused failures when 64-bit dict client tried
     to authenticate a user against 32-bit dictd server (closes: #611203).
   * Add Brazilian Portuguese debconf templates translation (closes: #610408).

dictd (1.11.2+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=low

   * Pass AWK=awk to configure (closes: #608701).
   * Remove dependency on gawk from the dictfmt package, it's no longer needed.
   * Standards-Version: 3.9.1 (no changes).
   * Add spelling-typos.patch to fix some typos found by lintian.


dictd (1.11.2+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Rebuild with the latest libmaa-dev.
   * Update Finnish translation of the debconf template (closes: #564510).
   * dictd.init: Properly initialise the $DEFAULTSFILE variable.
   * debian/NEWS: remove asterisks (lintian).
   * debian/rules: support DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nocheck.


dictd (1.11.2+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream release.
   * Replace build dependencies on libltdl3-dev with libltdl-dev.
   * Run `make test' during build.
   * Add lintian override for `init.d-script-possible-missing-stop'.

dictd (1.11.1+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=low

   * debian/init.d:
     + add status support (closes: #538666);
     + made force-reload same as reload (closes: #538663).
   * [Debconf translation updates]
     - Czech (closes: #533035)
     - Finnish (closes: #533596)
     - Slovak (closes: #534442).
   * Add debian/README.source.
   * Standards-Version: 3.8.3 (no changes).

dictd (1.11.1+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low

   [ Christian Perrier ]
   * Debconf templates and debian/control reviewed by the debian-l10n-
     english team as part of the Smith review project. Closes: #522251
   * [Debconf translation updates]
     - Japanese. Closes: #522782
     - Portuguese. Closes: #523189
     - Italian. Closes: #523418
     - Swedish. Closes: #523697
     - Galician. Closes: #524244
     - Spanish. Closes: #524343
     - German. Closes: #524399
     - French. Closes: #524867
     - Russian. Closes: #524891
   [ Robert Luberda ]
   * Applied the above patch from Christian.
   * Standards-Version: 3.8.1 (no changes).
   * Fix too long lines in extended descriptions (lintian).
   * Update Polish debconf translations.

dictd (1.11.1+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream release:
     + remove patches applied by upstream: dictd.8-man and dictfmt-sort-base64;
     + refresh other patches.
   * s/\.dfsg/+dfsg/ in upstream versions naming scheme (lintian).
   * Upload to unstable, since libmaa got finally accepted (closes: #512071).
   * Makefile-clean.patch: remove auto-generated example file.
   * dictd-close-fds.patch: close all file descriptors on dictd start not to
     hang dpkg-reconfigure.
   * copyright: refer to non-symlinked GPL-3 file (lintian).
   * control: set dictfmt's section back to utils.
   * debian/watch: use redirector (lintian).
   * Minor fixes in debconf templates, update Polish translation of them.

dictd (1.11.0.dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=low

   * New upstream release:
     + remove dictd.c-alen-init.patch, applied upstream;
     + refresh other patches.
   * dictd.conf: bind to localhost interface only (closes: #357963, #486784).
   * Made dictd startup more configurable and allow to disable dictd entirely
     or run it via inetd server (closes: #472533, #386009) (LP: #42285):
     + manage /etc/default/dictd file with debconf and ucf;
     + modify init and postinst/postrm scripts for the above change;
     + add "allow: inetd" do dictd.conf;
     + depend on ucf and update-inetd.
   * Remove stop links from rc0 and rc6 (closes: #495545).
   * dictfmt-sort-base64.patch: fix problem with offset overwriting in dicfmt.
     Thanks to Radovan GarabĂ­k  for the patch (closes: #510703).
   * Fix descriptions (lintian).
   * Remove pre-sarge stuff from maintainer scripts.
   * Build-depend on libmaa-dev.
   * Standards-Version: 3.8.0 (no changes).
   * Build with debhelper v7.
   * Remove duplicated fields from control (lintian).


dictd (1.10.11.dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Suggests dictd-dictionary as an alternative to dict-gcide (closes: #477511).

dictd (1.10.11.dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream release
   * dictd.c-alen-init.patch: new patch to fix a problem introduced by upstream
     with first connection being denied.
   * colorit-bashisms.patch: removed.
   * Makefile-debcflags.patch, dictdplugin_popen-g++-4.3compile.patch: updated.

dictd (1.10.10.dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * dict: recommend gawk which is needed by colorit (closes: #463509).
   * colorit-bashisms.patch: patch from upstream CVS to fix colorit bashisms
     (closes: #464640).
   * dictfmt.1-man.patch: fix lintian's manpage-has-errors-from-man warning.
   * man-hyphens.patch: updated for one another unquoted hyphen found by

dictd (1.10.10.dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream release (closes: #390046, #386390):
     + dict no longer uses pager (closes: #254662), which also  makes a few
       other bugs irrelevant (closes: #389424, #332372, #324653). Document
       the change in debian/NEWS.
     + All our patches seem to be applied by upstream.
     + The dictfmt_virtual command was removed.
   * Makefile-debcflags.patch: Add support for $(DEBCFLAGS),
     and remove `-O' from default CFLAGS.
   * dictdplugin_popen-g++-4.3compile.patch: Fix FTBFS with GCC 4.3
     (closes: 454819).
   * dictd.8-man.patch: Use @SYSCONFDIR@ instead of hard-coded /etc.
   * man-hyphens.patch: Fix lintian's `hyphen-used-as-minus-sign' warning.
   * dictl-translit.patch: Use iconv's //TRANSLIT suffix (closes: #378792).
   * colorit-nopp-fix.patch: Made colorit work with `-pp -'.
   * colorit-manpage-nopager.patch: Remove references to pager.
   * Use upstream dictd(8) man page instead of our local one.
   * Install 'colorit' script, provide a sample configuration file for it.
   * Correct path in dict.conf's  header.
   * debian/copyright: Refer to GPL v2 instead of v1 (closes: #441060).
   * Update Debian docs, reorder sections in dict.README.Debian to make
     it more visible that dict does not convert character sets and dictl
     should be used in this purpose (closes: #300630).
   * debian/rules:
     + Add support for DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=noopt.
     + Don't compile plugins even if libjudy-dev or libdb-dev is installed.
     + Samples doesn't compile, so don't try to compile them.
     + Pass -Wl,-z,defs -Wl,--as-needed to LDFLAGS.
   * debian/control:
     + Made dictfmt depend on gawk (fixes Ubuntu bug 22669).
     + Add m4 to dict's recommends since colorit uses it.
     + Build-depend on libtool.
     + Standards-Version: 3.7.3.

dictd (1.10.2.dfsg-5) unstable; urgency=low

   * Remove non-free doc/rfc* files from debian diff (closes: #393365).
   * Rewrite init.d script, make it LSB-compliant (closes: #460201).
   * Fix dictd.postinst script to properly restart dictd after upgrade.
   * Correct path to configuration files in dictdconfig(8) (closes: #434579),
     package description (closes: #460937), dictd.conf (closes: #390497),
     and in READMEs.
   * Fix typos in dictdconfig.alias (closes: #403054) and in READMEs.
   * Don't ship empty /usr/bin directory (lintian).
   * Put homepage information in control file.
   * Apply patch from bug to make dictl work with DICTL_USE_KONWERT
     (closes: #401666).

dictd (1.10.2.dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=low

   * Adopted package (closes: #461566).
   * Switch hand-made build system to debhelper v6.
   * Use quilt for maintaining patches.
   * Reorganise source package's debian dir.
   * Fix broken lines in debian/NEWS (lintian).
   * Fix spelling error in description: debian -> Debian (lintian).
   * Add debian/watch file.


dictd (1.10.2.dfsg-3.2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Non-maintainer upload.
   * Fix FTBFS with gcc 4.3 (Closes: 413487).
   * Repack orig.tar.gz to prune non free RFCs (Closes: 393365).

dictd (1.10.2-3.1) unstable; urgency=low

   * Non-Maintainer Upload.
   * debian/control:
     + Bumped Standards-Version to 3.7.2 (no changes).
   * debian/rules:
     + Remove libmaa/config.{guess,sub} in clean target.
     + Remove libmaa/arggram2c in clean target (autogenerated).
     + Add debian/substvars to FILES_TO_CLEAN.
     + Fix the way symlinks were created.
   * debian/copyright:
     + Update FSF address.
   * debian/changelog:
     + Removed bogus changelog entry for version 1.9.9-4.
   * debian/preinst:
     + Fix &> bashism.
   * debian/postrm:
     + Fix &> bashism.
   * debian/dict.conf:
     + Added alternative dict servers to the configuration file, as
       seems to be down, making the package unusable (closes: #405863).
   * debian/preinst-dict, debian/postinst-dict, debian/postrm-dict:
     + Applied patch from Justin Pryzby, fixing various errors in the maintainer
       scripts (closes: #372144).


dictd (1.10.2-3) unstable; urgency=low

   * Changed umask to 022 to avoid "other writable" pid files.

dictd (1.10.2-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Include libmaa/ when linking config.{guess,sub} to local (up-to-date)
     versions.  Thanks, Petr.  (closes: #342406)

dictd (1.10.2-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream release.  (closes: #339792)
     See /usr/share/doc/dictd/NEWS for a summary of changes in this version.
     Most significantly, dictd now uses internal implementations of
     UCS-2/UTF-8 functions.  Thus, dictd no longer need to specify a utf-8
     locale with the --locale option in order to use dictionaries encoded
     in utf-8.  (closes: #232227, #314325, #292068, #297616)
     Upstream release also fixes a typo for the dict(1) man page.
     (closes: #310349, #336049)
   * Fixed typo in package description.  (closes: #311138)
   * Pached libmaa/log.c to prevent logging buffer overflow.
   * The pid file is back, so changed /etc/init.d/dictd accordingly.
     Note that dictd still drops root privileges in favor of dictd.dictd
     immediately after writing the pid file.

dictd (1.9.15-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream version.
   * Patched dictl so that the argument may conatain an apostrophe.
     Closes: #263819
   * Removed unused colorit script and man page.  Closes: #263012


dictd (1.9.14-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Changed home diretory of system user dictd to /var/lib/dictd.
     Closes: #253130
   * Stop dictd --inetd from logging to stderr.  Closes: #257886

dictd (1.9.14-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream version.

dictd (1.9.13-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream version.
   * New maintainer.
   * Patched dict to use /usr/bin/pager as default pager.  Closes: #246981
   * Added dictd | dict-server "suggests" for dict.  Closes: #240418
   * Improved error message which had suggested -v option even when -v is
     used.  Closes: #240274

dictd (1.9.12-3) unstable; urgency=low

   * Provided NEWS.Debian.gz in each binary package, not just in dictd.
    Closes: #238612

dictd (1.9.12-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Patched dict.1 to reflect the Debian location of dict.conf (this was
     overlooked in 1.9.12-1).
   *  Updated NEWS.Debian.gz

dictd (1.9.12-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream version.  See /usr/share/doc/dictd/NEWS for a summary of
     major changes in this version.
   * Wrong DICTL_CHARSET evaluation has ben corrected in dictl, based on a
     patch submitted by Roland Rosenfeld <>. Thanks
     Roland.  Closes: #231545
   * Updated /usr/share/doc/dictd/README.Debian.gz to reflect the
     conversion of the mueller7-dict and muller7accent-dict to utf-8
     encoding, and to mention the broken status of the dict-freedict*

dictd (1.9.11-5) unstable; urgency=low

   * Upstream didn't accept the modification to dictl in 1.9.11-2, so I have replaced dictl with dictl from CVS. Closes: #231401 (really this time).
   # Added Depends: recode to dict, needed to make dictl work.

dictd (1.9.11-4) unstable; urgency=low

   * Kirk Hilliard <> has patched dictfmt.c to improve
     handling of multipole headwords (added the --break-headwordsoption),
     and modified dictfmt.1 accordingly.  Thanks, Kirk!
   * Updated /usr/share/doc/dictd/README.Debian.gz to reflect the
     conversion of dict-de-en to utf-8 encoding.

dictd (1.9.11-3) unstable; urgency=low

   * Corrected typo in dictfmt.1
   * Patched dictfmt.c to corrrect formatting of database-info with the -f

dictd (1.9.11-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Modified dictl script to test for the presence of /usr/bin/recode, and default to using iconv if recode is not present.  Closes: #228700

dictd (1.9.11-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream version.  See /usr/share/doc/dictd/NEWS for a summary of
     major changes in this version.
   * Upstream now provides a NEWS file.  The changelog was inadvertenmtly
     omitted from the distributed package.  Added symlink from NEWS.gz to
     changelog.gz as a temporary correction.
   * Moved dict.conf from /etc/ to /etc/dictd/.  This permits using
     ./configure --sysconfdir=/etc/dictd instead of patching defs.h.
   * The dictd binary package no longer includes the plug-in shared
     libraries ( and in
     /usr/lib/dictd, and the man_popen files (man_popen.dict,
     man_popen.index, and search_man) in /usr/share/dictd/examples.
     /usr/share/doc/dictd/README.Plugins.gz has been modified to reflect
     this change.
   * If dictd fails due to incompatiability of a database locale with
     dictd's locale, it is now logged.  Closes: #216981
   * Edited dictfmt.1 to clarify what goes into the 00-database-info and
     what is considered the first headword.  Closes: #209055
   * dictfmt is broken in 1.9.11.  Inserted dictfmt.c, libmaa/string.c and
     libmaa/maa.h from CVS (Mon, 06 Jan 2004) into source tree, and patched
     dictfmt.c to fix some formatting problems.


dictd (1.9.10-3) unstable; urgency=low

   * Added /usr/share/doc/README.Dictd-locales.gz to clarify the use of the
     --locale option.  Closes: #213745
   * Added /usr/share/doc/NEWS.Debian.gz
   * Applied patch from Grant Hollingworth <> to
     dictfmt.c.  This patch eliminates indentation errors in the first
     headword of a .dict file. This makes `dict -i-' and `dict
     00-database-info' work correctly.  Thanks, Grant. Closes: #221184
   * Added "Usage:" line to help screens for dict, dictd, and dictfmt.
     Closes: #221945

dictd (1.9.10-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * quoted "$PAGER" in test in dictl Closes: #204284.
   * Applied patch by Kirk Hilliard to clientparse.y to accept the keyword
     pager (/usr/bin/pager) as the name of the pager in dict.conf.
     Closes: #204375
   * Modified manpage dictd.8 to clarify the necessity of dictd's --locale
     setting matching the databases in the configuration file.
   * Modified manpage dict.1 to mention the default pager used.

dictd (1.9.10-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream version.  Major changes include:
     Added -t option to dictfmt.
     The predefined DICT servers and are disabled in
     dict by default.
     Implemented 'filter' option to dictd.
     Added several configure variables to specify specific LD_FLAGS for
     particular executables.  (Not meaningful for users of Debian binary
   * When purging dictd, postrm now uses rmdir --ignore-fail-on-non-empty
     instead of rm -fr to remove configuration directories.
   * Patched defs.h to use /etc/dictd/ for dictd.conf
   * Added a conffile, /etc/default/dictd, containing startup options for
     dictd.  This will make it easier to specify command line options, such
     as the locale to be used by dictd, and logging options.
     Closes: #109461, #198402, #174696
   * Added note specifying Debian location of dictd.conf under "FILES" in
     dictd.8. Closes: #202951
   * Included a script, /usr/bin/dictl, as a wrapper for dict.  This script
     converts characters encoded in utf-8 to the user's preferred character
     set. Closes: #147482
   * Deleted statement in dictd.8, under "BUGS", that says there is no way
     to get a running server to re-read the configuration file.  (This
     should have been done in 1.9.3-1.)

dictd (1.9.9-3) unstable; urgency=low

   * Added #include <assert.h> in dictdplugin_popen.cpp Closes: # 195405

dictd (1.9.9-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Corrected references to configuration file in README.Debian and in
   * Changed dictd.8 to mention that a SIGHUP makes dictd re-read the
     confioguration file.

dictd (1.9.9-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream version (1.9.8 was not packaged).  Major changes since
     1.9.7 include:
     debian inetd patch has been included by upstream.
     dictd may now be compiled and run on Cygwin.
     dict is patched to prevent segfaulting on abnormally long command
     lines.  Closes: #166336
   * dictdconfig now recognizes *.sufix and *.word index files and creates
     appropriate configuration entries.
   * Added `-D_REENTRANT' to CFLAGS for plugin libraries.
   # The definition of DICTD_CONFIG_NAME has moved from dictd.h to defs.h,
     so patch for config files in /etc/dictd/ ha also moved to defs.h

dictd (1.9.7-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * use -fPIC for plugin libraries Closes: #185092

dictd (1.9.7-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream version.  (1.9.5, 1.9.6 and 1.9.7 were released too
     quickly for me to package 1.9.5 and 1.9.6)  Major changes since 1.9.3
     Added --add-strategy option
     Added ability to define plugins in the configuration file.
     Added ability to define virtual dictionaries in the configuration file.
     Added keyword 'invisible' for the databse specification of the
     configuration file.
     Various bugfixes and code cleanups.
   * Plugin libraries and sample plugin man_popen are compiled and included
     in the dictd package as examples.
   * Removed emacs variables from changelog.
   * Use `./configure  --verbose --prefix=$(PREFIX) --libexecdir=/usr/lib/dictd
      --datadir=/usr/share/dictd --sysconfdir=/etc' in
     rules instead of tweaking
   * changelog for 1.9.3-1 failed to mention that changing the location
     of dictd configuration files required patching dictd.h (since the
     configuration directory is in CFLAGS, and all executables use the same
   * The scripts dictfmt_index2suffix, dictfmt_index2word, dictfmt_virtual,
     and dictunformat are included in the dictfmt package.

dictd (1.9.3-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Made postrm "rm -fr /etc/dictd when called with purge. Closes: #180562
   * Corected typo in rules file that installed dictfmt_virtual.1 under the
     name of dictfmt_index2suffix.1
   * Modified default confile dictd.order to have the same order as the
     dictdconfig default.

dictd (1.9.3-1.woody) unstable; urgency=low

   * Compiled for woody (libc6 2.2.5-11.2)

dictd (1.9.3-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream version.  Major changes in this version include:
     Virtual dictionaries support; script to create them provided
     New search strategy 'word'
     Configuration file reloading by SIGHUP
     A lot of plugin enhancements and two plugin examples.
     Optional index_suffix and index_word files are supported, and scripts
     are provided to create them.
     dict_unformat script is provided to create raw database files from
     .dict and .index files.
     Servparse.y now works with bison 1.75.
     dict -D and dict -S will display long dictionary or stratgey names
     sanely.  Closes: #165787
   * dictdconfig now reads /etc/dictdconfig.alias to optionally make
     database name different than basename of file.  This enhances
     the above fix to #165787.
   * Pached to fix configuration and installation directories
   * Modified init file to use SIGHUP for restart.
   * Patched index.c so dictd will startup without error if the config file
     includes the  /dev/null default database.  Closes: #171943
   * Added inetd patch.
   * Patched dictzip.c to prevent segfault on excessively long command
     lines.  Closes: #166325
   * Removed redundant `--' from deluser ----remove-home dictd &>/dev/null
     in postrm.
   * Prepared manpages dictfmt_virtual.1, dictunformat.1,
     dictfmt_index2suffix.1, dictfmt_index2word.1.
   * dictdconfig knows about the database_exit directive, and will insert
     it in /var/lib/dictd/db.list if found in /etc/dictd/dictd.order.
   * Moved dictd and dictdconfig configuration files to /etc/dictd/.
   * Patched dict.c to make --serverinfo work as advertised.
     Closes: #179127


dictd (1.8.0-1.woody) unstable; urgency=low

   *Compiled in woody, with bison 1.35

dictd (1.8.0-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream version.  Major changes in this version include:
     Enhanced  8bit, UTF-8, and i18n support in both dictd and dictfmt.
     dictd supports plugins (but they aren't documented)
     dictfmt is now part of the dictd source package
     dictd uses the system libz (the Debian package has done this since
   * Updated dictd and dictfmt manpages to reflect new options, and correct
     the most egregious errors and omissions of the original dictfmt manpage.
   * Patched dictfmt to prevent duplicating index entry for last item and
     to correct help message.
   * Removed /usr/doc symlinks in all postinst and prerm files.
   * Applied inetd patch.
   * Regenerated configure using autoconf 2.54
   * Modified debugging support to comply with policy version
   * Modified configure target as recommended in autotools-dev package.
   * Added Build-Depends: libltdl3-dev, autotools-dev
   * Bison 1.75 breaks servparse.y.  Hacked to use byacc - this
     produces a ton of warnings, but seems to work.
     Changed Build-Depends: from bison to byacc
   * Corrected readme-inetd - s|/etc/init.d/dictd|/etc/inetd.d| Closes: #167596

dictd (1.7.1-2) unstable; urgency=low

   *  Moved dict | dict-client from Suggests: to Recommends:

dictd (1.7.1-2) unstable; urgency=low

   *  Added `Conflicts: dictd (<< 1.7.1-1)' to dictzip control file.
     Closes: #153228

dictd (1.7.1-1) unstable; urgency=low

   *  New upstream version - includes all previous debian patches except
     inetd patch.  Major changes in this version include:
     Added sanity checks and moved logging so that people get information about
     unreadable configuration files, unreadable databases files, and other
     errors that prevent startup (and were previously silent).
     Closes: #137500
     Improved reporting of authentication matching and access denial.
     Fixed dictunzip problem with single chunk files.
     Closes: #142672
     Made -l connect log something (under :K:)
     Added --locale option, and applied patches from Aleksey Cheusov to
     make dictd know about locale.
     If LC_CTYPE and LC_COLLATE are the same for dictfmt and dictd, then a
     non C collating order should work.
     Make sure pager is closed when reporting fatal error.
     Closes: #141846
     Modified code for Access Specification to add a range of IP addresses
     and an IP address followed by a netmask to the allowable forms of
     allowed addresses.
     Closes: #137143
   *  Modified to link against system zlib instead of local
     zlib, and modified dict.h, dictd.h, and dictzip.h to #include <zlib,h>
     instead of "zlib.h".
   *  Modified and libmaa/ to not remove configure
     on distclean and to honor DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS.
   *  Applied inetd patch.
   *  Modified rules file to make a separate dictzip package.  To avoid
     transition problems, dictd depends on dictzip.  This dependency may be
     removed when woody+1 is released.
     Closes: #141190
   *  Added dependencies on netbase and adduser.
     Closes: #147784
   *  Added -c option to start-stop-daemon in /etc/init.d/dictd.
     Closes: #140513
   *  Changed user, group and home directory removal in postrm to:
     "deluser ----remove-home dictd &>/dev/null || true"
     This will permit this version of dictd to be purged, but, of course it
     can't do anything about the previous version.  :-(
     Closes: #147989

dictd (1.5.5-10) unstable; urgency=high

   * Security update for zlib vulnerability
   * Modified configure and dictzip.c to use system library zlib1g-dev and
     /usr/include/zlib.h instead of local zlib and zlib.h; compiled with
     zlib1g 1.1.4-1
   * Add to postrm - remove user and group dictd and remove /home/dictd if
     it is empty. closes: #137984

dictd (1.5.5-9) unstable; urgency=low

   * Added \n to access denied error message. closes: #137499
   * Added  ``allow'' to access specification in dictd.conf to
     avoid failure when localhost is not the first name after the IP
     address in the /etc/hosts file.  This is a temporary work around for
     #137500 and #138156.

dictd (1.5.5-8) unstable; urgency=low

   * Corrected spelling in long description - s/Amrose/Ambrose/.
   * Patched servscan.l to fix parse error of IP addresses in the access
     section of /etc/dictd.conf.  (This had been fixed in 1.4.9-3, but
     wasn't included in 1.5.x.) closes: #136380
   * Added ``allow localhost'' to default /etc/dictd.conf file to prevent
     unlimited access from the Internet.  Modified README.Debian.gz to
     mention the default access specification.

dictd (1.5.5-7) unstable; urgency=low

   * Really added --no-create-home option to adduser call in preinst

dictd (1.5.5-6) unstable; urgency=low

   * Added --quiet option an || true to adduser invocation in preinst
     closes: #132968
   * Added closelog() to daemon_terminate() in daemon.c

dictd (1.5.5-5) unstable; urgency=low

   * Removed --html option from dict.c help message
     closes: #113479
   * Made numerous corrections and clarifications to dictd.8, including
     conforming option documentation to the code.  Added a note about the
     include keyword and the Debian dictdconfig script, which partially
     addresses, but doesn't close Bug #104096.
   * Made dictd informative messages (-h, -L and -V) display on stdout
     instead of stderr, while still using stderr for error messages.
   * Modified preinst to add user dictd if it doesn't already exist.
     Patched dictd.c to run as user dictd if that user is present on the
     system, and as user nobody otherwise.
   * Created an option (--facility) to permit the user to choose which
     syslog logging facility dictd should use.
   * Included a patch by Joey Hess <> to permit dictd to be
     started by inetd; included README.inetd.gz explaining use of dictd with
     inetd.  Thanks, Joey.
     closes: #62998
   * Removed spurious character (`1') from dictd prerm.
     closes: #131195
   * Included virtual packages dict-client and dict-server in dependency
   * Removed -Wwrite-strings from WCFLAGS in configure script.  This
     removes this flag from XTRACFLAGS in Makefile and avoids 70 compiler
     warnings caused by libc6-dev Bug #111767.


dictd (1.5.5-4) unstable; urgency=low

   * Removed redundant `echo $PID' from preinst
     Closes: #101866
   * Modified control file and README.Debian to reflect new version of

dictd (1.5.5-3) unstable; urgency=low

   * Modified and debian/rules to support the environment
     variable `DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS', per policy section 11.1.
   * Modified debian/rules to strip the .note and .comment sections.
   * Modfied dictdconfig, debian/control and README.Debian to include

dictd (1.5.5-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Made dictunzip.1 and dictzcat.1 as symlinks to dictzip.1
   * Fixed the kludge for PID in preinst.
     closes #81393
   * Patched dictzip.c to make dictunzip work.  Added /usr/bin/dictunzip
     and /usr/bin/dictzcat as symlinks to /usr/bin/dictzip
     closes #92694

dictd (1.5.5-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * new upstream version - incorporates _all_ previous Debian patches
   *  Previous release (1.5.4-1) fixed a parsing error in dict.c that
      caused it to segauflt in certain unusual cases.  This fixed
      Bug#77685, but it was omitted from the changelog.
   * Modified and libmaa/ as in previous


dictd (1.5.4-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * new upstream version - incorporates almost all previous debian patches,
   and fixes the folowing bugs:
     Fixed typo (s/deby/deny/) in dictd manpage
     Closes: #78275
     Corrected output streams so dict help messages (including -V and -L)
     go to stdout and error messages still go to stderr.
     Closes #78596
     Corrected option listing in dict.c so getopt() will complain if
     argument is omitted for -s, and extended manpage text for the -s
     Closes #78597
     Disabled --html option in dict, and noted it in manpage.  This
     responds to, but doesn't fix, Bug#78975.
   * Modified as done for previous version; made same changes
     in libmaa/  Fixed man directory in
   * Patched dict.c to fix pager problem.
   * Changed readme-dictd and my @db_order in dictdconfig to mention

dictd (1.5.0-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream version, which includes mnost of the patches applied to
     1.4.9 in earlier packages.
   * Modifies as done for previous version; made same changes
     in libmaa/  Fixed man directory in
   * Patched dictd.c to make it drop root's groups and become group
     nogroup.  Even though dictd dropped root privileges on starting,
     it retained root's group memberships.
     Closes: #75132
   * Patched dictd.c and servscan.l as was done in 1.4.9-5 and 1.4.9-3.
   * Patched dict.c to fix pager problem.

dictd (1.4.9-9) stable; urgency=low

   * Note to ftp admins: This fixes a potential security hole, although
     there is no known exploit.
   * Patched dictd.c to make it drop root's groups and become group
     nogroup.  As reported by bug#75132, even though dictd dropped root
     privileges on starting, it retained root's group memberships.

dictd (1.4.9-8) unstable; urgency=low

   * Added vera to my @db_order in dictdconfig
   * Modified preinst, readm-dictd and control.

dictd (1.4.9-7) frozen unstable; urgency=low

   * Rlease Manager: This should be safe for frozen since it only adds a
     sleep command in /etc/init.d/dictd restart and uogrades the control
     file for the latest versoinp of the policy manual.
   * Restart is implemented in /etcinit.d/dictd restart by stopping and
     restarting the daemon.  It is possible for the start command to be
     issued before the daemon is stopped, in which case the daemon is not
     Added a pause between stopping and restarting the daemon.
     Closes: #59321
   *  Updated to Standards-Version:
   *  Added Build-Depends
   *  Postrm now removes automatically generated config file
     /var/lib/dictd/db.list on purge.

dictd (1.4.9-6) unstable; urgency=low

   * Upgraded dictdconfig to 1.1:
     No longer ignore uncompressed dictionaries.
     Closes: bug#57618
     Directories in the order override file which are not absolute are
     now relative to /usr/share/dictd/, as stated in dictdconfig(8).
     Fixed minor errors in dictdconfig(8).
   * Added -ips to dpkg-gencontrol in rules (two locations) to stop a
     lintian warning.

dictd (1.4.9-5) unstable; urgency=low

   * Add patch from Kirk Hilliard to terminate a string in
     dict_setproctitle.  Thanks, Kirk  Closes: #54809


dictd (1.4.9-4) unstable; urgency=low

   * Remove postrm for dict since it does nothing except report
     "postrm called with unknown argument `purge'" when purging.
     Closes: bug#52555
   * Minor changes in REEADME's

dictd (1.4.9-3) unstable; urgency=low

   * Update to Standards version
     Modified for FHS - /usr/share{doc, man}
     Added scripts to provide and remove symlink  /usr/doc/dict-wn
     to /usr/share/doc/dict-wn and to reconfigure and restart dictd
     when this package is installed or removed.
     Corrected location of GPL license
     Fixed man1_prefix and man8_prefix in to include /share.
   * Applied patches from Lars Wirzenius <> that add an
     option to specify the pager used by dict to display the output,
     and modifies the manpage to document this.  Thank you, Lars.
     Closes: bug#47603
   * Patched servscan.l based on e-mail from Rick Faith <>
     to make dict accept the configuration file syntax described in the
     ditcd.8 manpage.
     Closes: bug#48489
   * Patched dictd.c with patch from Kirk Hilliard < to
     cause dictd to drop root privileges as soon as it starts, and to
     prevent dictd from trying to write a pidfile.  Thanks, Kirk.  This
     permits eliminating `su nobody' from the init.d script.
     Closes: bug#40762

dictd (1.4.9-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Included greatly expanded mandage dictdconfig.8; enhanced README's.
   * Removed references to dict-web1913 being in non-free

dictd (1.4.9-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream version
   * Provided /usr/sbin/dictdconfig to read /usr/share/dictd, and
     write a list of datbase files in /var/lib/dictd/db.list.
     closes 24189, 36920
   * Call /usr/sbin/dictdconfig in the postinst.
   * Applied patch to optionally make dictd read the contents of
     /var/lib/dictd/db.list in lieu of the database section of
   * /etc/init.d.dictd:
     displays a message when the unsupported `reload' command is given
     Inserted `cd/' before `su -c nobody . .' to prevent an error when
     dictd is started from a directory with restricted permissions -
     closes #34907
   * Applied all patches listed below for 1.4.8 to 1.4.9 source.
   * made changes in and dictd.8 as listed below for 1.4.8-1

dictd (1.4.8-11) unstable; urgency=low

   * Changed test for null PID in preinst and postrm

dictd (1.4.8-10) unstable; urgency=low

   * Compiled with libc6_2.1.1-7 (potato)
   * Patched servscan.l and clientscan.l to fix misaligned error messages.
     Patch by Kirk Hilliard <> - fixes 37326
   * Simplified dictd script.  Set interpreter to /bin/ash for testing,
     then to /bin/sh for release.
   * Added prerm script
   * Reordered sequence of foldoc,jargon and elements dictionaries in
   * Patched libmaa/hash.c to fix int/long mix up on Alpha.
     Patch by Nikita Schmidt <> - fixes #36636
   * Patched libmaa/hash.c to remove compiler warnings introduced by
     libc6_21. Patch by Kirk Hilliard <>
   * Corrected format in /etc/init.d files to comply with console message
     standard - fixes #35519 and #36919
   * removed spurious `F' from /etc/init.d.dictd - fixes #35126 and #35519

dictd (1.4.8-9) frozen unstable; urgency=low

   * made /etc/init.d/dictd #!bash (most bashisms are gone, but I still
     get one error message if run with #!ash)
   * Modified /etc/init.d/dictd to eliminate meaningless error mesage on
     startup and reduced the numberof redundant kill commands
   * Modified preinst, postinst, and postrm to be consistent with
   * noted in control file and README.Debian that dict-web1913 is found in
     potato non-free.
   * modified README-dictd

dictd (1.4.8-8) frozen unstable; urgency=low

   * Removed spurious " character in /etc/init.d/dictd

dictd (1.4.8-7) frozen unstable; urgency=low

   * On systems where su is secure-su, 'su nobody' gets a path that doesn't
     include /sbin.  Changed 'su nobody -c "start-stop-daemon . . .'
     to 'su nobody -c "/sbin/start-stop-daemon . . .'
     Fixes Bugs #31860 and #31861'

dictd (1.4.8-6) frozen unstable; urgency=high

   * Modified /etc/init.d script so dictd daemon runs as noboby, thereby
     eliminating a potential security risk.  Closes #31624.
   * Removed non-free package dict-web1913 from Sugests: list.


dictd (1.4.8-5) frozen unstable; urgency=low

   * Patched dict.c to initialize stdout as required for glibc2.1 (this may
     only be needed for (Sparc) ports).
     Patched decl.h and libmaa/decl.h to eliminate Sun OS stuff when compiling
     on Sparc/Linux.  Patch supplied by Christian Meder
     <> .  Closes #30176
   * Re-commented dictionary location lines in .conf; replaced dummy dict
     and index in .conf and in rules, and added message in post-inst to
     advise user to uncomment lines for installed dictionaries.  Removed
     preinst, modified postrm.
     Closes #30137, 30212
   * Updated README.Debian.gz files

dictd (1.4.8-4) frozen unstable; urgency=low

   * Patched dictd.c to remove superfluous %s in format line of "reaper"
     (Thanks to  Closes #29976
   * Checked for Policy and updated debian/control to
   * Fixed typo s/gazetter/gazetteer/ in dictd.conf.

dictd (1.4.8-3) frozen unstable; urgency=low

   * Removed dummy dict and index from .conf and from rules
   * Uncommented dictionary location lines in .conf
   * Changed description in control file and in README.Debian.gz to reflect
     dict-web1913 is now available in non-free - fixes #29467
   * Added dict-web1913 to "Suggests"
   * Modified dict.conf to access a server on the local host and then one
     at if the localhost server is not available.

dictd (1.4.8-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Removed "Recommends" for dict-web1913 from dictd - closes #23709
   * Changed expected availability date for dict-web1913 to July 1988 in
     dictd control
   * Fixed postrm so it doesn't give an error with an argument of upgrade

dictd (1.4.8-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * Initial release
   * Corrected name of dictd configuration file in two places in the
     manpage dictd.8
   * Removed configure from the files removed by the distclean target in in top level and libmaa directories so autoconf will not
     be required to run configure after making distclean.
   * Added doc/Makefile to rm -f line in top level distclean.
     doc is excluded from $subdirs, so it isn't built or cleaned, but
     configure makes Makefile.