Control: found -1 2.29.2-2

>  line utility from util-linix is missing in recent ia32/amd64
>  versions. I believe, this utility cannot be easily replaced and is
>  not included in other debian package. Pleas consider to return this
>  utilty to util-linux packge.

It has been dropped in 2.29.2-2

util-linux (2.29.2-2) unstable; urgency=medium

  "The big post-release cleanup."

  [ Andreas Henriksson ]
  * Add DEP12 upstream metadata (Closes: #852731)
  * Revert "Add configure flag to make libmount skip /etc/mtab"
  * Drop explicit --disable-silent-rules configure flag
  * Stop shipping the deprecated 'pg' utility
  * Revert "Explicitly (re)enable deprecated pg utility"
  * Stop shipping deprecated 'tunelp' utility
  * Stop shipping the deprecated 'line' utility <---------------------
  * Drop explicitly passing CC for cross-building
  * Use configure flags to disable utils shipped by bsdmainutils
  * Revert "Attempt to work around debootstrap problems for"
  * Drop no longer needed lintian overrides for dropped workaround
  * Drop obsolete fdisk reclaim on PPC
  * Revert "Rename libuuid user to uuidd in libuuidd1 postinst as well"
  * Revert "libuuid1: add passwd dependency for user migration"
  * Drop obsolete uuid-runtime user/group migration code
  * Remove 'pg' from being a pager alternative
  * Stop shipping deprecated tailf utility
  * Mention tailf removal in util-linux.NEWS

  [ Christian Hofstaedtler ]
  * Fix debhelper -s deprecation warning (Closes: #852228)

 -- Andreas Henriksson <>  Tue, 11 Jul 2017 03:19:46 +0200

What:   line(1) command
Why: use the read(1) command

Not sure yet what read(1) command would be the exact replacement.


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