Import Debian version 1.20.5parrot1

dpkg (1.20.5parrot1) rolling-testing; urgency=medium

  * Import new Debian release.

dpkg (1.20.5) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ Guillem Jover ]
  * Revert change to prefix the specs file spec string self_spec with +
    instead of *. The prefix is supposed to go in the text itself
    instead of the spec name, which already had it. This change only
    apparently fixed the issue at hand because gcc started parsing it as
    the «[SUFFIX]:» case, completely disabling the PIE handling.
    Thanks to Thorsten Glaser <>.
  * Perl modules:
    - Dpkg::Source::Package::V1: Explicitly initialize constructor options to
      their implicit values, otherwise other code end up assuming different
      defaults. This is required here too as this class does not call the
      initialization from its parent.
  * Build system:
    - Detect the GNU program variants for make, patch and tar in the CPAN
      distribution to replace in the Dpkg module.
    - Set DEB_BUILD_ARCH to a dummy “amd64” in the CPAN distribution tests
      to not require a dpkg(1) in the system.
  * Test suite:
    - Only print the Dpkg::Path::check_directory_traversal() error on failure.

  [ Updated scripts translations ]
  * German (Helge Kreutzmann).

dpkg (1.20.4) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ Guillem Jover ]
  * Improve PIE flags support:
    - Prefix the specs file spec string self_spec with + instead of *.
      This way we do not override any previous setting, otherwise when
      passing the -specs options twice (f.ex. to compile and link), only the
      last one will take effect, which can break the build. Closes: #870383
  * Perl modules:
    - Dpkg::Source::Package: Explicitly initialize constructor options to
      their implicit values, otherwise other code end up assuming different
      defaults. Closes: #964017
    - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Use a temporary directory for the GnuPG homedir in
      verify_signature(), to make sure we do not write to the user home
      directory, except for the trustkeys.db file if present.
    - Dpkg::Path: Refactor new check_directory_traversal() function out of
    - Dpkg::Path: Do not do partial matches for directory traversal checks,
      expect a trailing slash after the base directory name.
    - Dpkg::Path: Catch uncanonicanizable pathnames with a proper error.
      Closes: #964111
    - Dpkg::Path: Do not consider missing symlink targets a directory
      traversal attempt. Closes: #964234
    - Dpkg::Path: Allow /dev/null for directory traversals.
      Reported by Holger Levsen <>.
  * Build system:
    - Add Module::Signature as configure recommends for CPAN.
  * Test suite:
    - Use File::Path::make_path() instead of chained mkdir() in Dpkg_Path.t.
    - Add unit tests for Dpkg::Path::check_directory_traversal().

  [ Updated programs translations ]
  * German (Sven Joachim).

dpkg (1.20.3) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ Guillem Jover ]
  * Perl modules:
    - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Pass --no-options to gpg in verify_signature().
      Reported by Bertrand Marc <>. Closes: #963839
    - Dpkg::Build::Info: Clarify by giving context to the
      get_build_env_whitelist() deprecation warning. Closes: #963844
      Reported by Sven Joachim <>.
    - Dpkg::Source::Package: Fix check_original_tarball_signature() to make
      import_key() honor require_valid_signature, which should default to
      false. Reported by Mattia Rizzolo <>.
    - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Use a temporary directory for the GnuPG homedir in
      import_key(), to make sure we do not write to the user home directory,
      which might be read-only or non-existent. Closes: #963944
      Reported by Mattia Rizzolo <>.
  * Code internals:
    - libdpkg: Print a notice if we cannot write to the log file.
  * Build system:
    - Improve error diagnosis for configure version fetching script.
      Prompted by Norbert Preining <>.

  [ Updated programs translations ]
  * German (Sven Joachim).

dpkg (1.20.2) unstable; urgency=medium

  * dpkg: Do not include the architecture with --robot --version.
  * update-alternatives: Create alternatives directory (/etc/alternatives)
    if it is missing, to help with installation bootstrapping.
    Reported by Johannes Schauer <>.
  * update-alternatives: Create the log directory if it is missing.
  * Perl modules:
    - Dpkg::Source::Package: Turn the missing expected tarball signature
      error into a warning for now, as it is causing unintended fallout,
      and does not play nice (yet) with tarballs repackaged by uscan(1).
      Closes: #963821
  * Code internals:
    - update-alternatives: Move log_msg() after make_path() so that we can use
      the latter.
    - update-alternatives: Add new xstrndup() and xdirname() functions.
  * Build system:
    - Set SHELL in the test environment.
    - Do not fail if po4a is not found, and search for it just once.
    - Fix name and section generation for translated man pages. This caused
      pod2man to get an empty --name argument and not output anything,
      resulting in generating empty man pages. Closes: #963794
  * Packaging:
    - Sort debian/dpkg-dev.manpages.
    - Install deb-src-symbols(5) in dpkg-dev package.

dpkg (1.20.1) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ Guillem Jover ]
  * Fix dpkg logging regression introduced in 1.20.0:
    - libdpkg: Use varbuf member .used instead of .size in log_message(),
      to avoid printing garbage.
    - libdpkg: Open the log file as write-only instead of read-only.
    Thanks to Roderich Schupp <>. Closes: #953684
  * Unify and cleanup Makefile fragment files comments, including information
    about version of introduction.
  * Add new Makefile fragment to support parsing DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS
    options with arguments, such as “parallel” as DEB_BUILD_OPTION_PARALLEL.
  * dpkg-genchanges: Handle empty Date fields from parsed debian/changelog.
    Based on a patch by Baptiste BEAUPLAT <>. Closes: #956321
  * dpkg-source: Check that debian/tests/control has the required fields.
    Prompted by Felix Lechner <>.
  * dpkg-deb, dpkg: Do not accept relative pathnames in DEBIAN/conffiles.
    Reported by Niels Thykier <>.
  * dpkg-split: Fix off-by-one check in ar header padding, that was making
    parsing error out on valid archives. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.18.8.
  * libdpkg: Fix error message for ending version character in dependency
    - Move the version unterminated case before the catchall.
    - Print the actual wrong character and print what is expected.
  * libdpkg: Do not use econtext->errmsg on out of context abort, as it might
    be uninitialized.
  * update-alternatives: Set the umask to 022 on program start.
    Reported by Paul Wise <>.
  * dpkg-parsechangelog: Fix --show-field for multiline fields. We were not
    stripping trailing whitespace, and were not prefixing empty lines with
    a ‘.’, like when printing with the field names.
    Reported by Paul Wise <>.
  * dpkg: Add a new --robot option to be used with --version.
  * dpkg, dpkg-query: Document missing options in --help output.
  * Unify ellipsis formatting in programs --help output.
  * Add Protected field support.
  * dpkg-realpath: New program, to be used by dpkg-maintscript-helper, and
    any maintainer script that needs a realpath that can handle pathnames
    relative to the dpkg root directory.
  * dpkg-realpath: Add support for DPKG_ROOT.
    Thanks to Helmut Grohne <>.
  * dpkg-realpath: Add support for --root and --instdir options.
  * dpkg-maintscript-helper: Add support for DPKG_ROOT:
    - Add DPKG_ROOT support for conffiles.
      Thanks to David Kalnischkies <>.
    - Add DPKG_ROOT support for symlink to and from directory switches.
      Based on a patch by Bastien ROUCARIÈS <>.
    Closes: #832176
  * update-alternatives: Add DPKG_ROOT support, and new --root and --instdir
    options. Closes: #871808
  * Portability:
    - libdpkg: When using uselocale(), include <xlocale.h> for locale_t if
      the header is available. Needed on BSDs.
      Reported by Sirio Balmelli <>.
  * Perl modules:
    - Dpkg: Add a LICENSE section to the POD.
    - Dpkg::Source::Package: Add new get_upstream_signing_key() method.
    - Dpkg::Source::Package: Check missing expected tarball signatures.
    - Dpkg::Source::Package::V1: Check version format matching source format.
    - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Add debian-nonupload.gpg keyring.
      Thanks to Taowa Munene-Tardif <>. Closes: #956055
    - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Detect merged-usr-via-symlinks also with absolute
      pathnames. Reported by Adam Borowski <>.
    - Dpkg::Build::Info: Avoid whitelist in function name.
    - Dpkg::Shlibs::SymbolFile: Avoid blacklist and whitelist terms.
  * Documentation:
    - man: Fix misused two-fonts macros.
      Thanks to Bjarni Ingi Gislason <>. Closes: #955028
    - man: Trim trailing whitespace from output.
      Thanks to Bjarni Ingi Gislason <>. Closes: #955030
    - man: Mention that dpkg(1) does not provide all back-end interfaces.
      Prompted by Elana Hashman <>.
    - man: Clarify and fix file formats SYNOPSIS.
    - man: Clarify that deb-control(5) is a subset of deb-src-control(5).
      Closes: #958229
    - man: Unify warning and note admonitions formatting.
    - man: Remove useless commented out macros.
    - man: Fix unbalanced quotes in macro arguments.
    - man: Specify the indentation level for all following .IP macros, not
      just the first one.
    - man: Use .TP macros instead of hand-crafted formatting.
    - man: Fix font markup for some variable and literal strings.
    - dpkg-maintscript-helper: Add -?, --help and --version to --help output.
    - man: Fix apt and aptitude references.
      Reported by Helge Kreutzmann <>.
    - man: Mark commands (eval) in bold and quote library names (libgcc).
      Reported by Helge Kreutzmann <>.
    - man: Use UTF-8 quotes instead of ancient groff register variables.
    - man: Use literal double quotes instead of groff escape sequences.
    - man: Clarify that we resolve bug reports not bug report numbers.
      Reported by Helge Kreutzmann <>.
    - man: Clarify POSIX shell eval command usage in dpkg-architecture(1).
    - man: Use item lists instead of verbatim or hand-crafted formatting.
    - man: Do not use verbatim formatting for text that is not an example.
    - man: Markup examples explicitly with .EX/.EE.
    - man: Fix indentation for a note admonition in dpkg-scansources(1).
    - man: Document that a 3.0 (quilt) patch cannot create or modify symlinks.
      Thanks to Johannes Schauer <>.
    - man: Reword text to reduce length in verbatim code block.
    - man: Add semicolons before verbatim code blocks.
    - man: Update dselect methods provided. Several got removed in 1.20.0.
    - man: The Installed-Size field does not get its value from du(1) since
    - man: Fix dpkg-gencontrol -P description to not refer to dpkg-source.
      Reported by Jakub Wilk <>.
    - man: Place description of override value column on its own paragraph.
    - man: Surround markup within verbatim blocks with .nf/.fi.
    - man: Balance font markup.
    - man: Do not nest font markup.
    - man: Use .ig/.. macros to disable text instead of commenting it out.
    - man: Do not mark end of sentence period with bold.
    - man: Add a missing comma after man page reference in SEE ALSO section.
    - man: Convert man pages from roff to POD.
    - man: Clarify the dpkg --no-act admonition.
    - man: Avoid whitelist term in dpkg-source man page.
  * Code internals:
    - Use $() in shell or qx() in perl instead of ``.
    - dpkg-split: Switch part number variables from unsigned int to int.
    - scripts: Refactor shell error handling into a shell library
    - Reformat shell code to follow the coding style.
    - update-alternatives: Parametrize option names in output strings.
    - update-alternatives: Move logging function close to output functions.
    - update-alternatives: Move argument parsing functions close to main().
    - update-alternatives: Add general purpose non-failing functions for
      administrative directory access.
    - update-alternatives: Add filesystem abstraction functions.
  * Build system:
    - Handle .git being a plain file when getting the dpkg tree version.
    - Add debian/changelog as a Changes file to the CPAN distribution.
    - Set DPKG_SERIES to 1.20.x when running the functional test suite.
    - When using po4a require at least po4a 0.59. Change the po4a --porefs
      argument from no longer supported “noline,wrap” to “file”, as wrapping
      is the default since po4a 0.58. We require po4a 0.59 as 0.58 had a
      regression in its --srcdir support.
    - Switch to set the po4a addendum in the po4a_paths section instead of
      repeating it for each man page.
    - Use po4a conditional addendum support, and remove empty addenda.
    - Use po4a mode=eof support in addenda.
    - Do not use make prerequisites on suffix rule definitions.
      Closes: #961850
    - Add man page number suffixes to the automake SUFFIXES variable.
    - Update false positive suppressions for cppcheck 2.1.
    - Install specifications and API contracts in docdir.
    - Add support for switching man pages from roff to POD format.
    - Fix shell files substitution for version variable.
  * Packaging:
    - Switch to debhelper compatibility level 13.
    - Remove debian/tmp prefix from manpages debhelper fragment files.
    - Handle missing localized man pages gracefully.
    - Install AUTHORS, THANKS, usertags, README.api and
      README.feature-removal-schedule only in dpkg.deb.
    - Rename debian/usertags to debian/README.bug-usertags.
    - Install specifications to /usr/share/doc/dpkg/ in the dpkg-dev package.
    - Detect merged-usr-via-symlinks also with absolute pathnames in
      bug-script. Reported by Adam Borowski <>.
  * Test suite:
    - Rename deb-content test cases to make them more descriptive.
    - Skip autogenerated files from codespell.

  [ Updated programs translations ]
  * German (Sven Joachim).
  * Simplified Chinese (Boyuan Yang). Closes: #958437

  [ Updated scripts translations ]
  * German (Helge Kreutzmann).

  [ Updated man pages translations ]
  * German (Helge Kreutzmann).

dpkg (1.20.0) experimental; urgency=medium

  [ Guillem Jover ]
  * libdpkg: Do not generate a backup file for the available database.
    Closes: #343578
  * perl: Switch Getopt::Long from bundling to bundling_values. This means
    the few scripts using Getopt::Long will stop accepting options in the
    form «-ab» for «-a -b», which is not future-proof, as it does not allow
    these options to get new arguments without making them ambiguous.
  * dpkg-buildpackage: Remove transient backwards R³ compatibility code.
  * Add support for nostrip in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS when setting
    the STRIP variable.
  * dpkg-genbuildinfo: Do not include irrelevant packages in the Binary field.
  * dpkg: Do not clear selections for unknown packages. Closes: #927752
  * dpkg-shlibdeps: Add support for new Build-Depends-Packages, to be able
    to specify multiple packages. Closes: #926669
    Based on a patch by Frank Schaefer <>.
  * perl: Remove support for versioned GnuPG 2 program and packages.
  * libdpkg: Clarify lock contender error message. Print the PID of the lock
    contender, and add a warning explaining that removing the lock file is
    never the correct solution.
  * dpkg-genchanges, dpkg-mergechangelogs: Remove support for ~vola
    versioning, as was decommissioned some time ago.
  * dpkg-genchanges, dpkg-mergechangelogs: Match ~deb also as a backport
    marker in versions. Closes: #934980
  * libdpkg, dpkg: Use new versiondescribe_c() for non-localizable call sites,
    such as when writing to a log, which should not be localized.
    Reported by Julien Cristau <>.
  * dpkg-query: Try to use the package synopsis from the available file if
    not installed. Closes: #43573
  * dpkg-gencontrol: Take into account hardlinks when computing the
    Installed-Size substvar. Closes: #923475
    Patch co-authored with Sven Joachim <>.
  * dpkg: Fix and clarify behavior for packages marked to be on “hold”. These
    need to be processed for configuration and triggers. Closes: #926472
  * dpkg: Use DPKG_ADMINDIR to set the admindir. Closes: #900071
  * dpkg-source: Remove backwards compatibility code for legacy build-profiles.
  * perl: Give more context on field parsing errors. Closes: #637060
  * dpkg-buildpackage: Add option to sanitize environment. Closes: #843776
  * update-alternatives: Cope with a missing administrative directory.
  * update-alternatives: Create the administrative directory on demand.
  * dpkg-split: Cope with a missing parts/ database directory.
  * dpkg-split: Create the parts/ database directory on demand.
  * libdpkg: Consider msdbrw_needsuperuser equivalent to msdbrw_write, so
    the same checks are performed on normal non --force-not-root operation.
  * libdpkg: Add support for bootstrapping the installation of dpkg:
    Closes: #914515
    - Create the logfile with correct permissions, and remove the code
      setting up the logfile from the dpkg postinst.
    - Allow missing status and available databases, so that they get created
      on write, and remove the code setting them up from the dpkg postinst.
      Closes: #647911
    - Do not change the ownership of the triggers database directory. Either
      we are running as root:root which means the ownership should be correct
      already, or we are not which means we cannot change it anyway.
    - Create the dpkg database directory on demand.
    - Create the updates/ database directory on demand.
    - Create the info/ database directory on demand.
  * dpkg-architecture: Fix handling of exec failing in --command.
    Reported by Helmut Grohne <>.
  * dpkg-buildpackage: Do not accept equal signs as part of the hook names.
    Reported by Daniel Shahaf <>. Closes: #948291
  * dselect: Mark a string for translation.
  * dselect: Cleanup access methods:
    - Remove harddisk methods, as they were non-functional due to fdisk
      interface changes, and do not make sense anymore as we can expect users
      to mount any such filesystem on their own, to then use a filesystem
      method instead. Prompted by Helmut Grohne <>.
    - Remove cdrom method superseded by the multi_cd method.
    - Remove nfs methods, as there is nothing special about NFS, and mounting
      these should just be left to the local admin, who can mount any other
      remote filesystem too.
    - Remove multi_mount method, as the multi_cd method can take care of
      mounting the necessary images or devices.
    - Replace changelog with correct copyright in file header.
  * dpkg, dselect: Stop using first-person singular in output messages.
  * libdpkg: Fix memory leak in parsedb context close.
  * Add QMAKE variable. Closes: #920878
  * po: Fix translation of --compare-versions. Closes: #951614
    Thanks to Boyuan Yang <>.
  * Perl modules:
    - Dpkg::Source::Package: Verify original tarball signatures at build time.
    - Dpkg::BuildFlags: Add new unset() method.
      Requested by Daniel Schepler <>.
    - Dpkg::Source::Package::V2: Emit a special patch header on
      single-debian-patch. Closes: #933152
    - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Only scan /usr/local/ directories that exist.
      Closes: #932967
    - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Do not set -Werror=implicit-function-declaration
      for C++. Closes: #939969
    - Dpkg::Deps: Check for valid virtual package version relations. Do not
      allow non-equal version relations in virtual provides. Closes: #930317
    - Dpkg: Remove internal lowercase variables $version, $progname,
      $admindir, $dpkglibdir and $pkgdatadir.
    - Dpkg::Changelog: Remove obsolete methods dpkg() and rfc822().
    - Dpkg::Changelog::Entry::Debian: Remove obsolete methods check_header()
      and check_trailer(). Hide variables $regex_header and $regex_trailer.
    - Dpkg::Changelog::Parse: Remove warnings of obsolete options forceplugin
      and libdir. Remove obsolete functions changelog_parse_debian() and
    - Dpkg::Compression: Hide internal lowercase variables
      $default_compression, $default_compression_level and
    - Dpkg::Deps::KnownFacts: Remove obsolete check_package() method.
    - Dpkg::Exit: Hide internal lowercase @handlers variable.
    - Dpkg::Gettext: Remove obsolete _g() function.
    - Dpkg::Source::Package: Hide internal lowercase variable
      @tar_ignore_default_pattern. Remove internal lowercase variable alias
    - Dpkg::Substvars: Remove obsolete no_warn() method.
    - Dpkg::Index: Change default value for unique_tuple_key to 1.
    - Dpkg::Version: Remove deprecation warning from semantic change in
      bool overload.
    - Dpkg::Checksums: Remove obsolete 'program' property warning.
    - Dpkg::Conf: Remove obsolete methods and obsolete croak for method option.
    - Dpkg::Vendor: Remove obsolete 'keyrings' hook.
    - Dpkg::Exit: Unregister all signal handlers once we have executed them.
      Closes: #932841
    - Dpkg::Exit: Register exit handlers also for __DIE__.
    - Dpkg::Source::Package::V3::Native: Do not say v1.0 for 3.0 formats.
    - Dpkg::Dist::Files: On filename parse error say file instead of package.
    - Dpkg::Substvars: Add new vendor:Name and vendor:Id substvars.
    - Dpkg::Source::Package: Detect directory traversals under debian
      directory. Reported by Felix Lechner <>.
  * Documentation:
    - man: Fix uncommon wording constructs.
    - man: Use a minus sign for a literal string.
    - man: Clarify that the pager is called via «$SHELL -c».
    - dpkg-shlibdeps: Document split_soname() function.
      Prompted by Christopher Crim <>.
    - Dpkg::Changelog: Document methods provided by subclasses.
      Reported by Felix Lechner <>.
    - man: Globally adjust left and disable hyphenation.
    - man: Split dselect(1) --color from --colour option items.
    - man: Describe the SONAME formats supported in deb-shlibs(5).
    - man: Move template symbol documentation into new deb-src-symbols(5).
    - Dpkg::Changelog::Parse: Remove $ sigil from option names in POD.
    - Dpkg: Say class instead of object when appropriate.
    - Dpkg::Changelog: Clarify that these classes inherit from some other
      base class, which will contain the missing documentation.
      Prompted by intrigeri <>.
    - man: Clarify deb-changelog(5) format. Closes: #946780
    - man: Clarify debian/source/include-binaries format in dpkg-source(1).
      Prompted by Felix Lechner <>.
    - man, doc: Clarify that the postinst "triggered" argument gets the
      trigger-name(s) as a space-separated list in the second argument.
      Prompted by Michael Biebl <>.
    - dselect: Update the multicd README file.
    - doc, man: Mark T and I package instances to avoid misreadings.
  * Code internals:
    - Dpkg::Source::Package: Refactor original tarball handling.
    - perl: Use File::Copy instead of spawning mv/cp commands.
    - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Refactor signature verification into a new function.
    - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Make it possible to verify detached signatures.
    - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Add support for importing an OpenPGP key into a keyring.
    - Dpkg::BuildFlags: Remove unused hash keys.
    - libdpkg: Use the variable instead of a type as sizeof() argument.
    - libdpkg: Use the totalwritten variable for a consistency check.
    - dselect: Reduce scope of variable, to avoid it being unused in a branch.
    - dpkg-deb: Fold two adjacent if conditionals into a single one.
    - dpkg: Initialize flagdeppossi in check_conflict().
    - libdpkg: Add new C locale switch over support.
    - libdpkg: Add new versiondescribe_c() to force a C locale.
    - dselect: Make baselist::draw_column_*() col arguments const.
    - libdpkg: Use p instead of name in dpkg_arch_name_is_illegal().
    - dpkg: Remove redundant condition for sourcefile in updateavailable().
    - dpkg, update-alternatives: Make variables static.
    - libdpkg: Add missing symbols to the version map.
    - libdpkg: Fix fiemap memory layout usage that confuses gcc 10 to emit a
    - libdpkg: Only use varbuf_printf() in pkg_format_show() when necessary.
      This should speed up «dpkg-query --show» formatting.
    - libdpkg: Fix package format string to be a string literal.
      This suppresses a gcc warning.
    - dpkg: Fix short lived memory leak in --force-help handling.
    - dpkg-split: Fix short lived file descriptor leak in --auto.
    - start-stop-daemon: Explicitly ignore unimportant function return values.
    - start-stop-daemon: Fix memory leak on multiple --chuid arguments.
    - start-stop-daemon: Close the notification socket in the child.
    - libdpkg: Fix memory leaks in zlib and bz2 decompression functions.
    - libdpkg: Add new dir_make_path() and dir_make_path_parent() functions.
    - libdpkg: Add new atomic file flag to create the base path when missing.
    - libdpkg: Fix modstatdb_rw enum comments.
    - libdpkg, dpkg-query: Optimize db-fsys:Files virtual variable loading.
      We load either the entire db-fsys for all packages, possibly optimized
      per platform (such as by using fiemap), or the specific ones for the
      requested packages. This also fixes a problematic cast removing the
      constness of a variable.
    - Dpkg::Dist::Files: Document the two filename pattern formats.
    - update-alternatives: Remove redundant condition in argument parser.
    - update-alternatives: Move error context setup before calling setjmp(),
      so that cppcheck stops being confused.
    - test: Reformat 200_Dpkg_Shlibs.cpp for coding style conformance.
    - dpkg: Make it possible for the compiler to check printf() format
      string arguments on dependency printer.
    - dselect: Reorder branches in packagelist::deselect_one_of so that they
      are not duplicated.
    - dselect: Use nullptr instead of NULL.
    - dselect: Use static_cast<> instead of old-style type qualifier cast.
    - dselect: Do not use unnecessary old-style casts.
    - dselect: Fix variable types to avoid needing old-style casts.
    - libcompat: Disarm libselinux setexecfilecon() declaration for
    - libdpkg: Define new VARBUF_OBJECT macro.
    - libdpkg: Add new ATOMIC_FILE_NORMAL enum value to avoid a cast in C++.
    - libdpkg: Use a new DPKG_NULL macro that works in C and C++.
    - libdpkg: Use a new DPKG_STATIC_CAST macro that works in C and C++.
    - libdpkg: Move printing of errno into dpkg_error_set().
    - libdpkg: Use a varbuf to store the problem messages per parsedb context.
    - libdpkg: Fix Doxygen comments.
  * Build system:
    - Bump minimal Perl version to 5.24.1.
    - Add a serial versioning to the m4 files.
    - Install m4 files into system aclocal directory.
    - Bump minimal gettext version to 0.19.8, to get the m4 files that can
      cross-build for musl-based systems.
    - Enable more compiler warnings.
    - Update Doxygen configuration from version 1.8.16.
  * Packaging:
    - Remove obsolete Breaks satisfied since oldstable.
    - Replace custom rule for 'configure' with call to dh_autoreconf.
      Thanks to Dan Streetman <>. Closes: #939516
    - dselect: Remove methods state files on purge.
      Spotted by Sven Joachim <>.
    - Switch to debhelper compatibility level 12.
    - Switch from debian/compat to debhelper-commpat in Build-Depends.
    - Bump Standards-Version to 4.5.0 (no changes required).
  * Test suite:
    - Remove perlcritic Documentation::RequirePodLinksIncludeText suppression.
    - Clarify cppcheck va_list_usedBeforeStarted suppression.
    - Skip build directories from codespell check.
    - Update stopwords for codespell 1.16.0.
    - Suppress new bogus cppcheck 1.90 false positives.
    - libdpkg: Remove redundant assignment in t-ehandle unit test.
    - Skip backup files from codespell check.
    - Ignore python-3.8 runtime warnings in codespell.

  [ Updated programs translations ]
  * German (Sven Joachim).
  * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #935695
  * Simplified Chinese (Mo Zhou). Closes: #942195, #945776

  [ Updated dselect translations ]
  * German (Sven Joachim).

  [ Updated scripts translations ]
  * German (Helge Kreutzmann).

  [ Updated man pages translations ]
  * German (Helge Kreutzmann). Closes: #931135
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skipped #4224
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