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Bug#209279: base-config: looking ugly after a d-i install

Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> A related issue, and the one triggering this bug report in the first
> place, is that the debconf version in Sarge is unable to use the C
> locale with the linux terminal.  This can be tested in the linux
> console, using the following commands:
>   LANG=C TERM=linux dpkg-reconfigure debconf
> This will show the dialog boxes without border lines.  When using
> vt100 terminal instead, the dialog boxes look just fine.
>   LANG=C TERM=vt100 dpkg-reconfigure debconf
> This suggests that there is a problem with the dialog frontend and the
> linux console terminal type.

I can reproduce this by doing simply:

unset LANG
whiptail --yesno foo 20 20

At the linux console.

Reassign to whiptail?

see shy jo

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