Bug#256001: cdebconf: Fails to autoselect available text frontend
Now that the kernel boot problem of the d-i access floppy flavour
is cleared up, I found out that cdebconf no longer works out-of-the-box
when there is no newt frontend shared object available.
The access floppy flavour only installs the cdebconf-text frontend.
After successful boot, main-menu seems to loop and
constantly reports that the newt frontend couldn't be loaded
>From what I can see this shouldn't happen since
is actually supposed to adjust the DEBIAN_FRONTEND env var to an
existing frontend. OTOH, /etc/cdebconf.conf has defaultfe
hardwired to newt.
Frontend autoselection worked fine for the text frontend
several months ago. Due to the long-standing kernel loader bug,
I wasn't able to retest very often recently, so I can't
pinpoint the exact date when this broke.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.7
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C
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