Bug#355251: popularity-contest: Popconf debconf screen (participate to popcon) broken for Russian
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Today, I tried installing in French, but using the fr_FR (ISO-8859-1)
locale instead of the default fr_FR.UTF-8.
The install goes up to pkgsel without problem. Then it is stucked
there with the progress bar at 1%.
"ps" in the second console shows that popcon configure script is
running, in the pre-configuration step of installed packages.
That scripts seems to be more or less looping (I wasn't running it
"set -x", though) and the system slowly eats more and more memory
until it crashes for "out of memory".