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Bug#229648: cdebconf: "seen" handling broken

On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 01:13:53AM +0100, Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 01:11:17AM +0100, Denis Barbier wrote:
> > Udpkg (and maybe other tools?) must set debconf/showold (or
> > DEBCONF_SHOWOLD) to true when reconfiguring packages, and when
> > this is done, cdebconf can safely set debconf/showold to false
> > by default.
> Umm, main-menu definitely did this before;

Main-menu calls 'udpkg --configure --force-configure' to force
maintainers scripts to be run, but that's all.  Either main-menu
or udpkg must tell cdebconf to display seen questions.

> has somebody broken it?
> In any case, it's simply wrong to set a broken default in cdebconf
> just because other tools are broken, especially when there's no sane
> workaround -- automated installations with the current cdebconf just
> won't work...

Automated installations can set debconf/showold to false.


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