Quoting Kurt Roeckx (firstname.lastname@example.org): > I got a little confused about console-data being the package > that ask the debconf questions, but it seems that console-common > is actually the package that set up keyboard. So you can argue > where the second bug belongs to. No, the questions really belong to c-d. > > I have no idea if console-setup does anything more than > console-common / console-data. > > Anyway, my problem with the current situation is that there are 2 > config files where I can set the same thing, and it's not obvious > which of the 2 is going to win. I understand and we certainly need to address this. I think that conflicting would be the easiest thing to do but I don't have an good figure of the exact consequences. Please note that I maintain c-d on a best^W worst effort basis, essentially beause it being closely related to D-I needs that someone takes care of doing the needed changes when something changes on D-I side (mostly added languages and the like). The real maintainer is Alastair McKinstry but he has very few time since quite a while, for the maintenance of his packages. However, I think that we really would need more than my own (non-)"expertise" in order to handle that overall transition for console-related stuff. > > In general, it would be better that there was only 1 source of > keyboard layouts. And I have no problem going with those of X, > but I have no idea if the quality of both are the same or not. The quality of c-s is much better and has the advantage of (finally) bringing the same keymap system for X and the console. However, old-style keymaps are very widespread....even if they are now less and less used: either people use desktop-based environments and they don't really care about very highly exact keymapping at the console.....or they install console-only systems, in general for servers....and they either use US keyboards....or d'ont really care about a very exact (or complete) keymap. The last remaining niche is the case of people who exclusively work outside X with extensive use of the keyboard and who need to handle non US keyboards. That's a very small niche, indeed. So, I think that switching to c-s and do these things as smple as possible is the way to go.
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