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Bug#231083: Additional Info for mandb Issue

Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 08, 2004 at 02:12:17AM +1100, Andree Leidenfrost wrote:
> > Just thought I send a screenshot to demonstrate what I'm talking about.
> > Hope it's appropriate to do this against #231083. I can file a new bug
> > against mandb if this is of any help.
> 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.

see shy jo

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