[Pkg-dia-team] Bug#408705: dia: --export-to-format vs --filter

Ross Boylan ross at betterworld.us
Sat Jan 27 21:11:26 CET 2007

Package: dia
Version: 0.95.0-4.1+b1
Severity: normal

The export-to-format option, which is documented on the man page, no
longer seems to exist: 
$ dia --export=Coefficient.eps --export-to-format=eps Coefficient.dia
Unknown option --export-to-format=eps

(also there is no line end after the error message).

The online help from dia --help seems to indicate this has changed to
the --filter option, and that seems to work for me.

This change broke a Makefile I have.

If the --export-to-format is supposed to be there, it would be good to
put it back, and alter the dia --help text.

If upstream has changed the option name, which seems more likely, it
would be good to make the man page reflect it and provide a
NEWS.Debian noting the change. 

I was also thrown by the lack of files in /usr/share/doc/dia/, though
I later found them in /usr/share/doc/dia-common.  If it's appropriate
with policy, you might put some symlinks, or at least a note, in

The upstream changelog has

2004-10-31  Hans Breuer  <hans at breuer.org>

        * app/app-procs.c : try to be a little more helpful
        and correct with regard to the command line options.
        Renamed --export-to-format to --export-filter and some
        other string changes

but no mention of --filter.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (990, 'stable'), (50, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-3-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages dia depends on:
ii  dia-common                0.95.0-4.1     Diagram editor (common files)
ii  dia-libs                  0.95.0-4.1+b1  Diagram editor (library files)
ii  libart-2.0-2              2.3.17-1       Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0               1.12.4-1       The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                     2.3.6.ds1-8    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                 1.2.4-4        The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libfontconfig1            2.4.2-1        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6              2.2.1-5        FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.12.4-2       The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.8.20-3       The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                   1:1.0.1-2      X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpango1.0-0             1.14.8-4       Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0                1.2.15~beta5-1 PNG library - runtime
ii  libpopt0                  1.10-3         lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                    1:1.0.1-3      X11 Session Management library
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.0.3-4      X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1               1.1.7-4        X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                  1:1.0.1-2      X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfixes3                1:4.0.1-5      X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxi6                    1:1.0.1-4      X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1              1:1.0.1-4.1    X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxml2                   2.6.27.dfsg-1  GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2                2:    X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1               1:0.9.1-3      X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.3-13     compression library - runtime

Versions of packages dia recommends:
ii  gsfonts-x11                   0.20       Make Ghostscript fonts available t

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