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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 1.21.1nb1, Package name: dpkg-1.21.1nb1, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

This package contains the programs which handle the installation and
removal of Debian packages on your system. The primary interface for
the dpkg suite is the `dselect' program; a more low-level and less
user-friendly interface is available in the form of the `dpkg'
command.


Required to run:
[archivers/gtar-base] [lang/perl5] [devel/patch]

Required to build:
[textproc/po4a] [pkgtools/cwrappers]

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Filesize: 4870.055 KB

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   2022-06-28 13:38:00 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3952)
Log message:
*: recursive bump for perl 5.36
   2021-12-07 19:15:17 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
dpkg: updated to 1.21.1

dpkg (1.21.1) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ Guillem Jover ]
  * dpkg-buildpackage: Remove duplicate command print for dpkg-genchanges.
  * dpkg-buildpackage: Fix build description due to improper multiline match.
  * dpkg-realpath: Remove spurious heading space from --help output.
  * update-alternatives: When initializing admindir from DPKG_ADMINDIR append
    "/alternatives".
  * Code internals:
    - Remove <ar.h> inclusions.
  * Packaging:
    - Install deb-md5sums(5) into dpkg-dev package.

dpkg (1.21.0) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ Guillem Jover ]
  * dpkg-genchanges: Include orig tarball on source package renames.
  * scripts: Consider SHA-1 and RIPEMD-160 weak algorithms in OpenPGP
    signatures.
  * dpkg: During unpack print a removal message due to Conflicts.
  * scripts: Add zsh completions for dpkg-parsechangelog.
  * dpkg-buildpackage: When printing build type match the extension exactly.
  * dpkg-maintscript-helper: Use xargs -I argument instead of deprecated -i.
  * dpkg-maintscript-helper: Quote variable inside ${} to avoid pattern match.
  * libdpkg: Fix dpkg_fsys_get_path() to always strip leading / and ./.
  * libdpkg: Set the default database directory relative to the system root.
  * dpkg-divert, dpkg-statoverride: Set admindir after instdir.
  * update-alternatives: Fix admindir setting.
    Prompted by Johannes Schauer Marin Rodrigues <josch@debian.org>.
  * dselect: Honor DPKG_ADMINDIR environment variable.
  * dpkg-query, dpkg-trigger, dselect: Add support for setting the root
    directory.
  * dpkg-fsys-usrunmess: Move forced reconfiguration to the last step.
  * dpkg-fsys-usrunmess: Install a local policy-rc.d to ignore service
    restarts.
  * dpkg-fsys-usrunmess: Do not fail when removing lingering directories.
  * dpkg-fsys-usrunmess: Generate a regression prevention package.
  * dpkg-fsys-usrunmess: Fix typo in debug message.
  * dpkg: Distinguish deconfiguration message for installation and multi-arch
    syncs.
  * dpkg-buildpackage: Add new --changes-file option.
    Prompted by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>.
  * dpkg-buildpackage: Add new --buildinfo-file option.
  * dpkg: Rework --assert-<feature> logic to be more robust.
    Prompted by Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
    Prompted by David Kalnischkies <donkult@debian.org>.
  * dpkg: Improve --assert-<feature> descriptions.
  * dpkg: Add a new --assert-help option.
  * scripts/mk: Pass DEB_BUILD_PATH to dpkg-buildflags.
  * dpkg-db-backup: New program factored out from Debian-specific daily cron.
  * dpkg-db-backup: Accept an option to override the number of rotation cycles.
  * dpkg-db-backup: Honor the admindir set at configure time.
  * update-alternatives: Fix --auto and --set-selections output progress.
  * update-alternatives: Print defaults for configuration and database
    pathnames.
  * scripts: Replace shebang in dpkg-error shell library with shellcheck
    directive.
  * dpkg-buildpackage: Add support for terse DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS.
  * dpkg-mergechangelogs: Add new --merge-unreleased option.
  * dpkg: Restore fallback to "new-prerm failed-upgrade" for downgrades.
  * dselect: Use safe temporary file creation in methods setup.
  * dselect: Remove bashism from update script in multicd method.
  * dpkg: Fix --verify to handle missing or inaccessible pathnames.
  * dpkg: Add partial --verify support for mode checks.
  * Use «digest» instead of «hash» in output messages.
    Reported by Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>.
  * dselect: use `grep -E` instead of `egrep`.
  * libdpkg: Fix memory leak on End Of Tape condition in tar parser.
  * dpkg: Fix short lived memory leak with --recursive.
  * dpkg: Fix conffile removal-on-upgrade handling.
  * dpkg-deb: Fix conffile name length tracking on remove-on-upgrade parsing.
    Reported by uau on IRC.
  * Architecture support:
    - Clarify that the regex columns need to be ordered to match first.
    - Add support for ARCv2 CPU.
      Based on a patch by Alexey Brodkin <Alexey.Brodkin@synopsys.com>.
  * Portability:
    - start-stop-daemon: Define SOCK_NONBLOCK to 0 if not defined.
    - libdpkg: Add support for AIX to dpkg_get_progname().
  * Perl modules:
    - Dpkg::Source::Quilt: Add hint to check missing files on patch apply
      failures.
      Reported by Joseph Nahmias <jello@debian.org>.
    - Dpkg::Changelog::Parse: Require format plugins to inherit from
      Dpkg::Changelog.
    - Dpkg::OpenPGP: Refactor openpgp implementation execution into a new
      function.
    - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Refactor compiler flag names into an array.
    - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Add new lto feature in new optimize area.
    - Test::Dpkg: Print actual error messages in test_neutralize_checksums().
    - Dpkg::Deps: Use current_sub feature for __SUB__.
    - Dpkg::BuildFlags: Add support for ASFLAGS.
      See https://salsa.debian.org/debian/debhelper/-/merge_requests/50.
    - Dpkg::Compression: Use gzip --rsyncable unconditionally.
    - Dpkg::Changelog::Entry::Debian: Fix full month misuse warning.
    - Dpkg::Shlibs::Symbol: Emit a warning on fully qualified symver patterns.
    - Dpkg::Control::HashCore: Add new keep_duplicate option.
    - Dpkg::Control::FieldsCore: Add new field_parse_binary_source().
    - Dpkg::Control::FieldsCore: Fix types allowed for
      field_parse_binary_source().
    - Dpkg::Shlibs::Objdump: Fix apply_relocations to work with versioned
      symbols.
    - Dpkg::Vendor::Ubuntu: Update Maintainer field logic to include
      “canonical”.
    - Dpkg::Source::Package::V2: Add hint about version matching source tree.
  * Documentation:
    - man: Itemize dpkg-gensymbols -c levels.
    - man: Add man page for deb-md5sums(5).
      Reported by Maxim Cournoyer (on IRC).
    - man: Switch the Architecture field in deb-control(5) to required.
      Reported by Maxim Cournoyer (on IRC).
    - man: Make clear that dpkg-query arguments accept multiple values.
    - man: Document dpkg-query --search and --listfiles output formats.
    - doc: Fix incorrect use of ‘an’ article.
    - doc: Update coding style to document POD instead of troff.
    - doc: Update THANKS file.
    - doc: Annotate current maintainer start year.
    - doc: Sort maintenance information chronologically.
    - man: Add versions since features where introduced.
    - man: Further clarify when re-inclusions of excluded pathnames happen.
    - doc: Update Doxygen configuration from version 1.9.1.
    - doc: Improve description of dpkg suite.
      Prompted by Fabrice Bauzac-Stehly <noon@mykolab.com>.
    - man: Add a reference to where the Installed-Size algorithm is described.
    - man: Improve dpkg --verify-format rpm format documentation.
    - man: Document in deb-substvars(5) what ${} is good for.
      Prompted by Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org>.
    - man: Document in dpkg-architecture(1) target being useful for emulators
      too. Prompted by Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>.
    - man: Document in dpkg-query(1) full --search and --listfiles output
      format. Prompted by Johannes Schauer Marin Rodrigues <josch@debian.org>.
  * Code internals:
    - Remove irrelevant or obsolete FIXME markers.
    - Turn FIXME markers denoting pending actions into TODO markers.
    - Turn FIXME markers giving historic information into simple Notes.
    - update-alternatives: Turn FIXME for explicit behavior choice into an XXX.
    - Use localtime_r() instead of localtime().
    - libdpkg: Remove MDEBUG support from m_malloc() implementation.
    - libdpkg: Mark dpkg_arch_unmark() arch_remove argument as const.
    - libdpkg: Mark treewalk_open() func argument as const.
    - dpkg: Mark ignore_depends() pkg argument as const.
    - dpkg: Mark deb_parse_conffiles() pkg argument as const.
    - libcompat: Remove local setexecfilecon() and require libselinux 2.3.
    - libdpkg: Add missing DPKG_{BEGIN,END}_DECLS in header files.
    - dpkg: Move SE Linux function declarations into its own header file.
    - dpkg: Move the command action enum to its own header file.
    - dpkg: Switch from including "main.h" to "force.h".
    - dselect: Rename dme() to display_menu_entry().
    - dpkg: Split function handling deconfiguration due to install and removal.
    - libdpkg: Add new ACTION_MUX macro for continued options.
    - dpkg: Refactor --assert-<feature> handling to be data driven.
    - dpkg-fsys-usrunmess: Do not use interpolated strings for literals.
    - dpkg-db-backup: Add a license header comment.
  * Build system:
    - Fallback to $^X and 'perl' if $Config{perlpath} is unset or empty.
    - Bump minimal Perl version to 5.28.1.
    - Remove redundant localedir and pkgconfdir initializations.
    - Check for libsocket.
    - Do not set have_libmd on the found branch in AC_SEARCH_LIBS.
    - Switch DPKG_FUNC_C99_SNPRINTF from AC_LANG_SOURCE to AC_LANG_PROGRAM.
    - Check whether fsync(3) works on directories.
    - Remove obsolete AC_HEADER_STDC.
    - Detect appropriate sed program at configure time.
    - Rename DPKG_DEB_PROG_TAR to DPKG_PROG_TAR.
    - Parametrize the backups directory with a configure option.
    - Add a check for symlinks in the git repository.
    - Rename shell scripts to .sh.
    - Switch from hardcoded /run to parametrized runstatedir.
    - Use new Dpkg::Control keep_duplicate option in gen-changelog.
    - Use title-case for field in gen-changelog.
    - Execute run-script via CONFIG_SHELL.
      Reported by Larkin Nickle <me@larbob.org>.
    - Quote variables containing pathnames in m4 macros.
    - Add support for commit message fix up machinery in gen-changelog.
  * Packaging:
    - Use absolute pathnames in .install debhelper fragments.
    - Remove unused dh_installcron call for arch-indep targets.
    - Add support for a native systemd timer.
    - Create auotpkgtest installation directory.
    - Bump Standards-Version to 4.6.0 (no changes needed).
  * Test suite:
    - Pass --ignore-builtin-builddeps to dpkg-buildpackage.
    - Use can_run() instead of find_command().
    - Add descriptions to makefile test runners.
    - Add unit tests for architecture bijective mapping property.
    - Suppress cppcheck constParameter check.
    - Suppress bogus cppcheck for nullPointerRedundantCheck.
    - Mark external sourced shell files for checking.
    - Ignore new shellcheck checks.
    - Remove shipped dpkg database.
    - Add re-inclusion of symlink case to t-filtering.
    - Generate symlink during test build time.
    - Remove superfluous long filename.
    - Refactor parse_ctrl() from parse_dsc().
    - Update codespell stopwords.
   2021-10-26 12:59:39 by Nia Alarie | Files touched by this commit (378)
Log message:
misc: Replace RMD160 checksums with BLAKE2s checksums

All checksums have been double-checked against existing RMD160 and
SHA512 hashes

The following distfiles could not be fetched (possibly fetched
conditionally?):

./misc/libreoffice/distinfo libreoffice/harfbuzz-2.6.4.tar.xz
   2021-10-07 16:35:55 by Nia Alarie | Files touched by this commit (378)
Log message:
misc: Remove SHA1 hashes for distfiles
   2021-05-24 21:56:06 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3575)
Log message:
*: recursive bump for perl 5.34
   2020-08-31 20:13:29 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3631)
Log message:
*: bump PKGREVISION for perl-5.32.
   2020-05-22 03:24:36 by Joerg Sonnenberger | Files touched by this commit (4)
Log message:
Fix various build issues.
   2020-04-11 13:53:43 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (4) | Package updated
Log message:
dpkg: updated to 1.20.0

dpkg (1.20.0) experimental; urgency=medium

  * libdpkg: Do not generate a backup file for the available database.
  * 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 abiguous.
  * dpkg-buildpackage: Remove transient backwards R³ compatibility code.
  * buildtools.mk: 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.
  * dpkg-shlibdeps: Add support for new Build-Depends-Packages, to be able
    to specify multiple packages.
    Based on a patch by Frank Schaefer <kelledin@gmail.com>.
  * 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 volatile.debian.org was decommissioned some time ago.
  * dpkg-genchanges, dpkg-mergechangelogs: Match ~deb also as a backport
    marker in versions.
  * libdpkg, dpkg: Use new versiondescribe_c() for non-localizable call sites,
    such as when writing to a log, which should not be localized.
  * dpkg-query: Try to use the package synopsis from the available file if
    not installed.
  * dpkg-gencontrol: Take into account hardlinks when computing the
    Installed-Size substvar.
    Patch co-authored with Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>.
  * dpkg: Fix and clarify behavior for packages marked to be on “hold”. These
    need to be processed for configuration and triggers.
  * dpkg: Use DPKG_ADMINDIR to set the admindir.
  * dpkg-source: Remove backwards compatibility code for legacy build-profiles.
  * perl: Give more context on field parsing errors.
  * dpkg-buildpackage: Add option to sanitize environment.
  * 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:
    - 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.
    - 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 <helmut@subdivi.de>.
  * dpkg-buildpackage: Do not accept equal signs as part of the hook names.
    Reported by Daniel Shahaf <danielsh@apache.org>.
  * 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 <helmut@subdivi.de>.
    - 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.
  * buildtools.mk: Add QMAKE variable.
  * po: Fix translation of --compare-versions.
    Thanks to Boyuan Yang <byang@debian.org>.
  * Perl modules:
    - Dpkg::Source::Package: Verify original tarball signatures at build time.
    - Dpkg::BuildFlags: Add new unset() method.
      Requested by Daniel Schepler <dschepler@gmail.com>.
    - Dpkg::Source::Package::V2: Emit a special patch header on
      single-debian-patch.
    - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Only scan /usr/local/ directories that exist.
    - Dpkg::Vendor::Debian: Do not set -Werror=implicit-function-declaration
      for C++.
    - Dpkg::Deps: Check for valid virtual package version relations. Do not
      allow non-equal version relations in virtual provides.
    - 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
      changelog_parse_plugin().
    - Dpkg::Compression: Hide internal lowercase variables
      $default_compression, $default_compression_level and
      $compression_re_file_ext.
    - 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 iternal lowercase variable alias
      $diff_ignore_default_regexp.
    - 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.

    - 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 <felix.lechner@lease-up.com>.
  * 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 <christopher.crim@quoininc.com>.
    - Dpkg::Changelog: Document methods provided by subclasses.
      Reported by Felix Lechner <felix.lechner@lease-up.com>.
    - 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 <intrigeri@debian.org>.
    - man: Clarify deb-changelog(5) format.
    - man: Clarify debian/source/include-binaries format in dpkg-source(1).
      Prompted by Felix Lechner <felix.lechner@lease-up.com>.
    - 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 <biebl@debian.org>.
    - 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 redudant 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
      warning.
    - 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 uninmportant 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
      libcompat-test.
    - 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 <ddstreet@canonical.com>.
    - dselect: Remove methods state files on purge.
      Spotted by Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>.
    - 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).
  * Simplified Chinese (Mo Zhou).

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

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

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