Bug#231083: Additional Info for mandb Issue
Joey is perfectly right. If've just done another run of d-i, and guess
what: now, at the fifth run, the mandb screen is suddenly staring me in
Well, of course it was always there. I probably just saw lots of text
and <Ok> at the bottom, and went for the esay way out without bothering
my conscious with it.
So, yeah, I'm an idiot. But I guess that shortening it so that it fits
on the page with the more scary buttons would be great from a usability
point of view.
Apologies for having made it sound like the info screen wasn't there. It
was there all the time, I just haven't seen it. Sorry.
On Mon, 2004-02-09 at 04:39, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:00:19PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Colin Watson wrote:
> > > 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.
> Aha, thanks! I thought from Andree's description of the problem that the
> extended description had disappeared entirely.
> Done in man-db 2.4.2-8.
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