Strange formatting error with pkg_info after using portupgrade

Rev. Joe Doyle Ardent ardent at
Sat Jun 21 11:17:36 PDT 2003

On Sat, Jun 21, 2003 at 06:54:05PM +0200, Uwe Doering wrote:
> Rev. Joe Doyle Ardent wrote:
> >
> >please:~> pkg_info |head
> >BitTorrent-3.2.1b   "Peer to Peer file sharing/mirroring."Mesa-3.4.2_2     
> >A graphics library similar to SGI's OpenGL
> >ORBit-0.5.17        High-performance CORBA ORB with support for the C 
> >language
> >XFree86-4.3.0,1     X11/XFree86 core distribution (complete, using 
> >mini/meta-po
> >
> >	Note how Mesa's entry begins immediately after the last 
> >character of BitTorrent's.
> > [...]
> While I actually don't know why the terminating newline is missing in 
> some cases I noticed that there was an MFC to RELENG_4 a couple of days 
> ago that makes 'pkg_info' add a newline if the comment line doesn't have 
> one.  You may want to take a look at FreeBSD's CVS repository 
> (src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/info/show.c) in order to build and install a 
> fixed 'pkg_info'.
	That did the trick; thanks!

	Still, why does portupgrade get rid of the newlines in the 
COMMENT?  Has anyone else seen this behavior?


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