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Author: Devuan bug Tracking System
To: Arne Wichmann
Subject: [devuan-dev] bug#224: marked as done ([Procps package] ["free" command] "Old" output is now the only one without notice)
Your message dated Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:06:39 +0200
with message-id <20201022150639.GA31176@???>
and subject line Re: [Procps package] ["free" command] "Old" output is now the only one without notice
has caused the Devuan bug report #224,
regarding [Procps package] ["free" command] "Old" output is now the only one without notice
to be marked as done.

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224: https://bugs.devuan.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=224
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Package: Procps
Version: 2:3.3.12-3+devuan2.1

I've got a script using the line "buffers/cache" that free used to
output, in Devuan Jessie for example. In the manual page, a "-o"/"--old"
option is said to delete this line.

And after upgrading to Devuan Ascii, the script doesn't work anymore: I
then found that now free behave like if "-o" was always enabled. What's
that??? If it's an old output, why should it be default now? And what
about all scripts broke by that change that isn't notified in the
release notes??? Moreover, the man page isn't up to date, still talking
about the old behavior.
Version: 2:3.3.15-2+devuan1
Package: Procps

As far as I can see, the documentation of free does not talk about -o or
--old anymore. If I am blind, please reopen. ;)


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