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Changelog libpaper (1.1.28)


libpaper (1.1.28) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Completely fixed #927226.

libpaper (1.1.27) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Fixed a circular dependency in debian/rules that left libpaper1.config
     not built. See #927226.


libpaper (1.1.26) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Check for ucf presence in the postrm script. See #916197 and #916198.

libpaper (1.1.25) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Fixed C4 dimension, closes: #829203
   * Added debian/source/format file.
   * Updated debian/copyright in order to refer to GPL-2 instead of
     GPL, closes: #729004
   * Fixed several lintian warnings about debian/* files.
   * Update to debian standard version 3.9.8 without any fix.
   * Correctly free() memory, closes: #914815
   * Updated paperconfig man page for run-parts, closes: #594931
   * Changed rules in order to cross build, closes: #693968


libpaper (1.1.24+nmu5) unstable; urgency=medium

   [ Helmut Grohne ]
   * Non-maintainer upload.
   * Fix /tmp file vulnerability in debian/rules clean target
     (Closes: #841722)


libpaper (1.1.24+nmu4) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Non-maintainer upload.
   * Fix ""Multi-Arch: same" but postrm removes arch-independent
     Guard removal of /etc/papersize in libpaper1.postrm with check for
     DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_PACKAGE_REFCOUNT; depend on dpkg (>= 1.17.2).
     Thanks to Ivo De Decker for the proposal.
     (Closes: #682420)
   * Debconf template translations:
     - new: Polish, thanks Michał Kułach, closes: #658159
     - updated: Turkish, thanks Atila KOÇ, closes: #688293

libpaper (1.1.24+nmu3) unstable; urgency=low

   * Non-maintainer upload.
   * Use dh_autoreconf to update configury for new architectures. (Closes: #700358)


libpaper (1.1.24+nmu2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Add multiarch support (Closes: #649672)
   * Fix option-parsing headers for non-linux OSes (Closes: #542851)
   * Correct DL size in paperconf (Closes: #475683)


libpaper (1.1.24+nmu1) unstable; urgency=low

   * Non-maintainer upload.
   * Fix pending l10n issues. Debconf translations:
     - Danish (Joe Hansen).  Closes: #599843


libpaper (1.1.24) unstable; urgency=low

   * Small changes to simplify portability (Closes: #578884, #578885, #578886, #578887)

libpaper (1.1.23+nmu2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Non-maintainer upload.
   * Lintian fixes:
     - Bump debhelper compatibility level to 7
     - As a consequence, replace calls to "dh_clean -k" by "dh_prep"
     - Add ${misc:Depends} to binary packages dependencies to
       properly cope with dependencies triggerred by debhelper
   * Fix pending l10n issues. Debconf translations:
     - Slovak (Ivan Masár).  Closes: #534463


libpaper (1.1.23+nmu1) unstable; urgency=low

   * Non-maintainer upload to fix pending l10n issues.
   * Debconf translations:
     - Finnish. Closes: #448419
     - Basque. Closes: #485430
   * [Lintian] No longer ignore errors by "make distclean"
   * [Lintian] Make the package binNMUable by replacing ${Source-Version}
     by ${binary:Version} in dependencies
   * [Lintian] drop (invalid) NEWS.Debian file that documents a very old


libpaper (1.1.23) unstable; urgency=low

   [ Tormod Volden ]
   * Use defaultpapername() if systempapername() fails, as suggested
     in lib/paper.h. This makes paperconf return a default papersize
     instead of failing if /etc/papersize doesn't exist.
     Closes: #376346.
   [ Giuseppe Sacco ]
   * Added hungarian translation: Closes: #433726.

libpaper (1.1.22) 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: #433065
   * Debconf translation updates:
     - French
     - Basque. Closes: #433765
     - Japanese. Closes: #433781
     - Vietnamese. Closes: #433796
     - Czech. Closes: #434004
     - Italian. Closes: #434058
     - Russian. Closes: #434070
     - Galician. Closes: #434315
     - Spanish. Closes: #434674
     - German. Closes: #434793
     - Dutch. Closes: #435326
     - Swedish. Closes: #435339
     - Brazilian Portuguese. Closes: #435695, #435696
     - Portuguese. Closes: #435716
     - Catalan. Closes: #435722
   [ Giuseppe Sacco ]
   * Applied proposed patch for i18n fix as proposed by Christian Perrier


libpaper (1.1.21) unstable; urgency=low

   * Added support for hooks called when reconfigured (Closes: #375669)
   * Added config.sub and config.guess as asked by maintainers non Debian systems.
   * Added russian debconf translation (Closes: #397171)

libpaper (1.1.20) unstable; urgency=low

   * Update spanish translation by Carlos Valdivia Yagüe (Closes: #384930)

libpaper (1.1.19) unstable; urgency=low

   * Resolved the circular dependency between libpaper1 and libpaper-utils
     (Closes: #369818, #370100, #370311)

libpaper (1.1.18) unstable; urgency=low

   * Fix dependency (Closes: #369818)

libpaper (1.1.17) unstable; urgency=low

   * now postrm deletes conffiles during purge (Closes: #367529)
   * simplified the way to get informations from current locale (Closes: #367567)
   * use CURDIR instead of PWD in debian/rules to make it work on
     autobuilders with sudo (Closes: #367589)

libpaper (1.1.16) unstable; urgency=low

   * Added patch by Martin Michlmayr (Closes: #367361)

libpaper (1.1.15) unstable; urgency=low

   * Reverted version numbering to debian native
   * changed the way to "guess" the correct page dimensions based on
     current locale (Closes: #288693, #320534)
   * Updated Changelog and Copyright information (Closes: #366486)
   * Added galician debconf translation (Closes: #361811)

libpaper (1.1.14-7) unstable; urgency=low

   * Correctly handle RUNPARTSDIRVAR. Again, thanks to Stephen Gildea.
   * Call autoconf while building all packages.

libpaper (1.1.14-6) unstable; urgency=low

   * Added patch by Stephen Gildea for RUNPARTSDIRVAR (Closes: #352693)
   * /etc/papersize is always removed on purge (Closes: #355690)
   * Corrected two typos on papersize man page (Closes: #349958)
   * Corrected two typos on paperconf man page (Closes: #349959)
   * Corrected the way configure is called, see #285426.

libpaper (1.1.14-5) unstable; urgency=low

   * Added vi translation (Closes: #312445)
   * Corrected paperconfig man page (Closes: #335321)
   * Correctly documented the run-parts callback
   * Fixed LC_ALL and LANG when calling AWK in order to generate numbers
     using '.' instead of ',' in C sources.

libpaper (1.1.14-4) unstable; urgency=low

   * Added da translation (Closes: #296990)
   * Added a hook for calling applications when papersize changes (Closes: #345466)
   * Depends on debconf-2.0 (Closes: #332004)
   * Removed dummy packages (Closes: #322048)
   * Fixed passing --build and --host tp configure. (Closes: #285426)
   * Added sv translation (Closes: #334753)
   * Check for ufc configuration file before deleting /etc/papersize (Closes: #327076)
   * Increased Standards-Version.
   * Added italian translation.


libpaper (1.1.14-3) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Added an explaination of how to add a new paper format, see #278017.
   * Used medium urgency in order to get into sarge.

libpaper (1.1.14-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Moved libpaper-dev and libpaperg-dev from section devel to libdevel.

libpaper (1.1.14-1) unstable; urgency=medium

   * New maintaier
   * New Dutch po-debconf translation
   * New Czech po-debconf translation
   * New pt_BR po-debconf translation
   * Applied patch by Frank Küster for a smoother upgrade from woody
   * Applied patch by Magnus Fromreide in order to add measure units.

libpaper (1.1.14-0.4) unstable; urgency=medium

   * And yet another NMU
   * Only try to run ucf if it is available on purge since we
     can't be sure (Closes: #264249) Thx to Ryan Murray for
   * Update French translation of debconf templates. (Closes: #263152)
   * Update Portuguese (Brasilian) translation of debconf templates.
     (Closes: #264212)
   * Urgency medium to get this into sarge in time

libpaper (1.1.14-0.3) unstable; urgency=low

   * Third NMU to increase the dependencies on debconf (>= 1.3.22)
     and ucf (>= 0.28). Thanks David Golombek for noticing.
     (Closes: #261844)
   * Update Japanese translation of debconf templates. (Closes: #260820)
   * Update German translation of debconf templates.
   * Add Ukrainian translation of debconf templates. (Closes: #261637)

libpaper (1.1.14-0.2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Second NMU to acknowledge the fact that it was me, not Fabio that
     uploaded the last NMU and so I am responsible for any breakages

libpaper (1.1.14-0.1) unstable; urgency=low

   * NMU
   * Switch libpaper1.config from perl to sh for the sake of consistency
     and simplicity.
   * Add title template so that can be translated.
   * Switch _Choises: to __Choises: to help translator teams. (Closes: #238049)
   * Add Depends: ucf to libpaper1 and rewrite maintainer's scripts.
     (Closes: #245403, #216471)
   * Update Czech translation of debconf templates. (Closes: #232061)
   * Update French translation of debconf templates. (Closes: #238649)
   * Update Turkish translation of debconf templates. (Closes: #246070)
   * Update Dutch translation of debconf templates. (Closes: #246551)
   * Update German translation of debconf templates. (Closes: #251733)

libpaper (1.1.14) unstable; urgency=low

   * Explicitly choose NOT to include a menu option for paper-config,
   Closes: #187603
   * Move the notice about the changed meanins of the PAPERSIZE & PAPERCONF
     environment variables to NEWS.Debian.  This has the added advantage of
     elimiating the the one non-medium level debconf prompt in this package,
   Closes: #200503, #226254
   * Convert to po-debconf for i10n support,
   Closes: #201787
   * Be explicit about the order of environment variable evaluation and the
     "value of tlast resort" in both the paperconf.1 and papersize.5 man
   Closes: #212974
   * Add JA debconf translation,
   Closes: #213069


libpaper (1.1.13) unstable; urgency=low

   * Correct the weird guid bit setting in the source package,
   Closes: #177560
   * Create /etc/papersize in the libpaper1 postinst;this code got lost in
     the last release,
   Closes: #181023

libpaper (1.1.12) unstable; urgency=low

   * No longer coonflict with libpaperg & libpaperg-dev, just replace &
     provide.  I don't want a bunch of bugs about how dpkg complains that
     it doesn't have a package to configure after unpacking.  The conflict
     will return when the dummy packages disappear after the next Debian
   * Build the dummy packages in the binary-indep rule not the binary-arch
   Closes: #174386
   * Add 'Replaces: libpaperg (<< 1.1.9), libpaper1 (<< 1.1.10)' to
     libpaper-utils instaed of using diversion hackery.  I finally get how
     these fields interact.
   Closes: #174810


libpaper (1.1.11) unstable; urgency=low

   * Further updates to the libpaper-utils templates courtesy of Branden
     Robinson <>,
   Closes: #170829
   * Correct the missing references to PAPERCONFVAR in
     (thanks to Junichi Uekawa <>)
   Closes: #173043

libpaper (1.1.10) unstable; urgency=low

   * Working out which packages depend on libpaper1 is easy:
     	apt-cache showpkg libpaper1
     Working out which packages should use libpaper but don't is not the
     responsibility of this package,
   Closes: #153471
   * Create a libpaper-utils package to hold paperconf & paperconfig,
   Closes: #169152
   * Include -I$(topsrcdir)/lib in paperconf_CPPFLAGS so we can find
   Closes: #169154, #169376
   * Improve the template descriptions (thanks to Branden Robinson
     <> & Thomas Schoepf <>)
   Closes: #169195, #169270
   * Make the dummy libpaperg package depend on libpaper-utils, so the
     naming migration is complete,
   Closes: #169215
   * Specifiy the default papersize file name in the papersize man page,
   Closes: #169693

libpaper (1.1.9) unstable; urgency=low

   * Two release have gone by with libpaperg so it should be safe to C/R/P
     against.  Rename the package to be in-line with current naming
     standards (libpaper<SONAME>, libpaper-dev).  Provide a dummy
     libpaperg-dev to aid the transition
   * Reverse the meanings of the PAPERCONF & PAPERSIZE environment
     variables.  Their current meanings violate the principle of least
     surprise (i.e. people expect PAPERSIZE to be a paper size etc not the
     path to a file and the expect PAPERCONF to be a configuration file not
     a paper size).  The previous meanings will be supported for backward
     compatibility only until the next Debian release,
   Closes: #159579
   * Allow America as a synonym for US when deciding whether to default to
     letter or a4 paper size,
   Closes: #155843
   * Rebuild using the latest automake & DESTDIR= to fix breakage in the
     .la file and allow for building outside the source tree,
   Closes: #160228, #161163
   * Include <errno.h> instead of using 'extern int errno',
   Closes: #168521

libpaper (1.1.8) unstable; urgency=high

   * Ensure changes made during reconfiguration take effect,
   Closes: #136702
   * Remove debconf code from preinst as it's not necessary,
   Closes: #143838

libpaper (1.1.7) unstable; urgency=low

   * Bring debconf template handling in line with i10n recommendations,
   Closes: #133821

libpaper (1.1.6) unstable; urgency=low

   * Close an additional bug related to the config typos in the previous
     version of the package,
   Closes: #132672
   * Update the french translation in the debconf template file,
   Closes: #133821
   * Remove /usr/bin/paperconf from debconf configuration; it served no
     useful purpose anyway,
   Closes: #134066

libpaper (1.1.5) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Fix some careless typos in the debconf config script,
   Closes: #132660, #132663

libpaper (1.1.4) unstable; urgency=low

   * New maintainer,
   Closes: #130829
   * Provide default paper size based on timezone,
   Closes: #48303
   * Add documentation for papername, paperpswidth & paperpsheight,
   Closes: #112733
   * Prevent libpaperg from reasking for a paper size when /etc/papersize
   Closes: #131335

libpaper (1.1.3) unstable; urgency=low

   * Orphaned this package.


libpaper (1.1.2) unstable; urgency=high

   * Fix debian/config to get dpkg-reconfigure working.

libpaper (1.1.1) unstable; urgency=high

   * Hardcoded the papersizes in debian/templates.
     (closes: #115347)
   * #define MAXPATHLEN in src/paperconf.c if it isn't already
     defined. This should fix the compilation on GNU/Hurd.
     (closes: #103850)
   * Updated libtool.

libpaper (1.1.0) unstable; urgency=low

   * Changed the build system to use automake and libtool.

libpaper (1.0.10) unstable; urgency=low

   * Add a" || true" to the removal of the diversions in the
     preinst of libpaperg. (closes: #112977)
   * Renamed to

libpaper (1.0.9) unstable; urgency=high

   * Don't ask the debconf question when the user had the potato
     package installed. (closes: #95030)
   * The potato package didn't remove the diversion correctly.
     Remove it in the preinst of libpaperg. (closes: #112247)
   * s/defaultpapersize/defaultpapername/ in systempapername (3).
     (This time in the right file...)
   * Updated config.guess and config.sub. (closes: #88550, #94793)
   * Added spanish and brazilian portuguese translations of the
     debconf template. (closes: #103245, #106239)

libpaper ( unstable; urgency=high

   * copy in new config.{guess,sub} to get support for new architectures.
     Closes: #94793

libpaper (1.0.8) unstable; urgency=high

   * Corrected a small error in paperconf (1). (closes: #91230)

libpaper (1.0.7) unstable; urgency=low

   * libpaperg-dev replaces libpaperg (<< 1.0.5). (closes: #90508)
   * Corrected the sections of the binary packages:
       libpaperg    : text -> libs
       libpaperg-dev: text -> devel
   * Removed dh_testversion from debian/rules.
   * Added a Hungarian translation of the debconf template. Thanks
     to KORN Andras <> for this.

libpaper (1.0.6) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Depend on the latest version of debconf in unstable to avoid the
     problems with the ancient version in testing. (closes: #90199)

libpaper (1.0.5) unstable; urgency=low

   * Run paperconfig in the postinst only when /etc/papersize doesn't
     exist. (closes: #74691, #76809, #77070)
   * Changed paperconfig to show a usage message and exit with
     error code 1 when called without parameters. (closes: #73643)
   * s/systempapersize()/systempapername()/ in systempapername (3).
     (closes: #83580)
   * Added German, French and Swedish translations of the template file.
     (closes: #83970, #84705)
   * Changed the English template to suggest "a4" as well as "letter".
     (closes: #84254)
   * Moved the section 3 man pages from libpaperg to libpaperg-dev.
   * s/Debian::DebConf::Client::ConfModule/Debconf::Client::ConfModule/
     in debian/config.
   * libpaperg does now conflict with libpaper. I removed some stuff
     that did let both packages being installed together.


libpaper (1.0.4) unstable; urgency=low

   * New maintainer.
   * libpaper is now a native Debian package.
   * Removed the libc5 libpaper package.
   * Added a libpaperg-dev package. (closes: #75660)
   * Rewritten debian/rules based on debhelper.
   * /usr/doc -> /usr/share/doc
   * /usr/man -> /usr/share/man
   * Updated the copyright file.
   * Removed the obsolete examples directory.
   * Updated config.guess and config.sub and added support for GNU/Hurd
     in (closes: #39036)
   * Added Build-Depends.
   * Standards-Version: 3.1.1

libpaper (1.0.3-14) unstable; urgency=low

   * Added debconf support, thaks to the patch by
     John Goerzen <> (Closes: Bug#70959).

libpaper (1.0.3-13) unstable frozen; urgency=low

   * Fixed preinst and postrm scripts for the libpaperg package,
     so that diversions are handled correctly (Closes: Bug#49205)
   * Fixed bugs in lib/paper.c file that made function systempapername
     if file /etc/papersize is present but not readable (also
     dixed memory lead in the same function) (Closes: Bug#63582)
   * Now file /etc/papersize is chmod 644 after creation in
     paperconfig, to override root's umask.


libpaper (1.0.3-12.2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Fixed a syntax error in debian/control introduced by the last NMU:
     The Architecture: list is separated by spaces not commas.

libpaper (1.0.3-12.1) unstable; urgency=low

   * Added support for arm architecture in config.guess


libpaper (1.0.3-12) unstable; urgency=low

   * Added sparc among the libc5 compat architectures in debian/rules
     (Closes: Bug#30173)
   * Now function systempapername return the paper name in the correct
     case (Closes: Bug#29911)

libpaper (1.0.3-11) unstable; urgency=low

   * added some "|| true" in the paperconfig script, so that it does not
     fail even if called with "bash -e" (closes: Bug#26014)

libpaper (1.0.3-10) unstable frozen; urgency=low

   * Now libpaper does not depend anymore on libpaperg (this was
     the release critical bug#22942). In previous versions, the
     dependency was added so that the executables /usr/bin/paperconf and
     /usr/sbin/paperconfig (that were present only in libpaperg), could
     be used also from the old (i.e., bo) packages that depends on libpaper
     (in bo, libpaper provided both the libraries and the executables,
     so both of them should be provided to a package that depends on libpaper).
     Now, the executables are present in both packages, and libpaperg
     uses dpkg-divert to "move away" the libpaper binaries when
     libpaperg is installed (closes: Bug#22942)
   * Removed "sparc" in debian/rules from the libraries that require
     libc5 support (closes: Bug#22082)
   * Added some new #include in the source (changes in the c headers?)

libpaper (1.0.3-9) unstable frozen; urgency=low

   * I forgot to upload previous version also to FROZEN!
     BRIAN, please include this in HAMM, since it closes a bug (20566)
     and assures that copyright appears in /usr/doc/libpaper.

libpaper (1.0.3-8) unstable; urgency=low

   * Now paperconfig converts the given paper name into the correctly
     capitalized name. I.e., "paperconfig -p LeTtEr" sets the system paper
     to "letter" (closes: Bug#20566).
   * Now paperconfig uses /usr/bin/pager as default pager if ${PAGER} is
   * Changelogs and copyright now appear also in the libc5 package.
     /usr/doc/libpaper is no more a link to /usr/doc/libpaperg; hence
     in the preinst script of the libc5 package the link is transformed
     into a void directory if needed.

libpaper (1.0.3-7) unstable frozen; urgency=low

   * Only the shared libs are compiled with -fPIC and all libs are
     compiled with -D_REENTRANT
   * Corrected wrong permissions for some files
   * Docs of libc6 version are now in libpaperg
   * Symlinks have been fixed
   * /etc/papersize is removed on purge
   * ldconfig is called in postinst and postrm

libpaper (1.0.3-6) unstable; urgency=low

   * Modified debian/rules so that the "build" target works correctly
       (bug 15827)
   * Added options to paperconf to use centimetres, millimetres and inches
       as units for paper size (bug 5928)


libpaper (1.0.3-5) unstable; urgency=low

   * Corrected many man pages, so that "which" works with the .so
     directive (bugs 4993 and 12121)
   * Now shared libraries are strippend with --strip-unneeded
     (bugs 5133 and 8310)
   * Small changes in the README files (bug 7833)
   * Fixed security hole in paperconfig (superuser uses file in /tmp:
     bug 11607)
   * File "configure" regenerated with a more recent version of autoconf

libpaper (1.0.3-4) unstable; urgency=low

   * Libc6 (hamm) version
   * Now we have two binary packages:
     - libpaperg (which is like the old libpaper packages, but it is
       compiled for libc6 libraries), and
     - libpaper  (which contains static and shared libraries compiled
       for libc5)
   * The debian/* files have been largely rewritten
   * Small changes in
   * /etc/papersize is now a conffile


libpaper (1.0.3-3) unstable; urgency=LOW

   * Suppressed the error message output produced by the call to paperconf
       in the paperconfig script.

libpaper (1.0.3-2) unstable; urgency=LOW

   * Removed the overriden CFLAGS and LDFLAGS in debian/rules (fixes bug

libpaper (1.0.3-1) unstable; urgency=LOW

   * Put a call to ldconfig back into postinst.
   * Put the manpage suffix paper back (so we have xxx.3paper).
   * Upgraded to libpaper 1.0.3 which has a complete set of manual

libpaper (1.0.2-3) unstable; urgency=LOW

   * Removed the call to ldconfig in the postrm, since the library and its
       symbolic mode are in the correct order.

libpaper (1.0.2-2) unstable; urgency=LOW

   * Switched to the new source format.
   * Corrected for clean target.

libpaper (1.0.1-2) unstable; urgency=LOW

   * Renamed PAPER env. var to PAPERCONF.
   * Changes in paperconfig(8) to unset the PAPERCONF variable, to use the
       file specified by the $PAPERSIZE variable and to rewrite the file
       only when really needed.
   * The postinst does not ask if whitespace and comments should be removed
       because paperconfig(8) handles that.

libpaper (1.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=LOW

   * Corrected bug #4139 (/etc/papersize was a conffile modified by
       scripts) and added paperconfig(8).
   * Renamed paper(1) to paperconf(1) (fixes bugs #4137 and #4138).
   * Removed postrm which called ldconfig(8) (fixes bug #4251).
   * Added TODO file.