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Bug#218485: cdebconf: bug caused by pt_BR strings

[Note to myself: do not send messages to -quiet when asking for help!]

On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 06:48:49AM +0100, Denis Barbier wrote:
> Package: cdebconf
> Severity: normal
> Followup-For: Bug #218485
> I reproduced this bug with d-i-demo; when switching fr and pt_BR
> translations in /usr/lib/debian-installer-demo/var/lib/dpkg/info/
> *.templates, French now hangs and Portuguese runs fine.
> This shows that something (newt?) is confused by pt_BR strings.  My
> plan is to determine which string causes this bad behaviour and to
> provide a simple test case.  I will continue tracking this bug down
> tonight, but any help is welcome.

Update:  this bug disappears when removing the Portuguese translation
of debian-installer/main-menu-title in main-menu.templates, but I could
not find why.
The more I am looking for this bug, the more I get confused, and now
I do not even remember how I did run d-i-demo.  Do TERM or LANG need
special values, or could d-i-demo be run from any xterm?  Currently
non-ASCII characters are not displayed during my tests.


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