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Bug#442291: debconf-communicate clears screen when used with newt frontend

Package: cdebconf
Version: 0.120
Severity: normal

Consider a script that does something like:

ret=$(echo "GET debconf/priority | debconf-communicate")

If cdebconf and the newt frontend are used, debconf-communicate outputs
escape sequences to clear the screen, so this won't work.

There are probably programs in debian that do this, for more or less
valid reasons, and switching to cdebconf will break them..

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages cdebconf depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0                   1.18.0-2   The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                         2.6.1-2    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo-directfb2            1.4.10-1   The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdebian-installer4          0.52       Library of common debian-installer
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.14.0-2   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk-directfb-2.0-0         2.10.13-1  The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.10.13-1  The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libnewt0.52                   0.52.2-11  Not Erik's Windowing Toolkit - tex
ii  libpango1.0-0                 1.18.1-1   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libtextwrap1                  0.1-5      text-wrapping library with i18n - 

cdebconf recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

see shy jo

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