Bug#302591: localization-config: Preconfig of X keyboard settings confusing
During an installation with a Dutch keyboard attached I was
confused during X configuration.
The installation was done using RC3 at medium priority.
The reason was that two questions I expected were not shown and because
of that the other questions were out of context which led me to enter
The full set of keyboard configuration dialogs consists of:
- Introductory message explaining keyboard config
- model (preconfigured to 'pc105')
- layout (preconfigured to 'nl')
Because of the introductory message, you expect to see the model and
layout questions. Because l-c sets the 'seen' flag, these are not shown.
This led me to enter 'nl' at the variant question, which is of course
I think in this case it would be better to show the questions with
the preconfigured values so the user can see the full context.
Alternative would be to preconfigure _all_ keyboard related questions,
including the introductory message.
Note: I don't think that not setting the seen flag is necessary for all
questions being preconfigured by l-c. Just in those cases where not
showing questions could be confusing.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.27-2-386
Locale: LANG=nl_NL@euro, LC_CTYPE=nl_NL@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Versions of packages localization-config depends on:
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 126.96.36.199 Debian configuration management sy
ii libapt-pkg-perl 0.1.13 Perl interface to libapt-pkg
ii libconfig-inifiles-perl 2.38-3 Read .ini-style configuration file
ii locales 2.3.2.ds1-20 GNU C Library: National Language (
ii perl-base 5.8.4-8 The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis
-- debconf information excluded