Bug#538397: console-setup: complains about unsupported ctrl:nocaps on upgrade
retitle 538397 [Debconf] It is not clear what is the meaning of "unsupported (settings|options)"
On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 11:57:47AM +0200, Yann Dirson wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 09:30:10PM +0300, Anton Zinoviev wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 03:50:31PM +0200, Yann Dirson wrote:
> > >
> > > I use ctrl:nocaps since ages, and only now (upgrading from 1.36) does
> > > console-setup start to complain about it.
> > What do you mean by "complain"? I tried manualy the ckbcomp utility and
> > ctrl:nocaps seems to work.
> On upgrade, I got a debconf question saying it was not supported, and
> asking if I wanted to use it nevertheless.
Ok. Console-setup supports almost everything X supports. However the
config script of console-setup is limited and does not support every
possible option. This is the reason of the warning. If you answered
you wanted to continue to use the "unsupported" option - it will be
supported both in X and on the console. Only dpkg-reconfigure will be
unable to reconfigure the options in /etc/default/console-setup so if
you want to make changes you will have to edit this file manualy.
Due to a bug console-setup this warning was displayed on every upgrade.
I suppose you are seeing it for first time only because 1.36 is the
first version of console-setup you have used. Since 1.44 this is no
longer the case - you see the warning only once. If you see this
warning the next time console-setup is upgraded, please submit a bug