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Bug#524233: console-setup should conflict with console-data

Quoting Anton Zinoviev (anton@lml.bas.bg):
> merge 524233 524239
> thanks
> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 07:14:34PM +0200, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> > 
> > console-setup and console-data both allow you to setup the
> > keyboard layout but they do not take each other settings into
> > account.
> Why this should be considered a bug?  Normaly the users don't have to 
> install both packages but perhaps there are many reasons why they might 
> want to install them both.  Console-data and console-cyrillic have 
> happily coexisted for a decade and now this can continue with 
> console-setup (exept that it seems console-data and console-cyrillic are 
> going to become obsolete).

As the de facto maintainer of console-data, I agree with this. I have
to add that I unfortunately am entirely unable to implement in c-d
something to have it grab keymap definitions from
console-setup. Moreover, as both use different origins for the keymaps
(c-s uses X.org keymaps while c-d provides the old-style Linux console
keymaps, crafted by generation of Linux users over years....turning
into a giant mess), it is very likely that many keymaps do not
necessarily correspond.

I would be delighted to obsolete console-data, as many people
know. There are however several steps to achieve before that happens
(one of those being d-i uing console-setup).

An I indeed have no idea about how to turn console-data into a
completely obsolete package and then offer users a decent transition
to console-setup....

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