Bug#231083: Additional Info for mandb Issue
On Sun, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:00:19PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> > I think this must be a bug in debconf. Joey, does the lack of an
> > extended description in the screenshot in
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=231083#msg19 make any
> > sense to you?
> Yes, that's what debconf does in its dialog frontend if the extended
> description is too large to be displayed in a single dialog. It displays
> the extended description first, in a scrolling text box, and then asks
> the question using only the short description.
> I can easily reproduce this by running dpkg-reconfigure -fdialog man-db
> in an 80x25 xterm.
> I suggest you try to shorten the length of that extended description
> by about 3 lines.
Aha, thanks! I thought from Andree's description of the problem that the
extended description had disappeared entirely.
Done in man-db 2.4.2-8.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]