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Re: Bug#309667: marked as done (cdebconf: tolerate templates with mismatched Choices and Indices)

On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 04:03:53AM -0500, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Yep. Actually, we have several things in d-i packages which depend on
> these iso_*.tab files, which are considered obsolete by the iso-codes
> maintainer, Alastair, in favour of XML files.
> So, as a TODO, we should try using the XML files at some moment,
> either directly or through a set of high-level tools from a not yet
> existing iso-codes-utils package.
> This is mostly a reminder, indeed...but the more people are aware of
> this issue, the less we risk to be surprised (and get FTBFS on d-i
> packages) when these *.tab files will disappear (which they should do
> at some moment).

I've done this directly in choose-mirror by the simplest possible method
of copying iso3166tab.py from the iso-codes source and using that to
generate the .tab file on the fly. I suppose at least localechooser
could do with a similar fix.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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