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Bug#538397: console-setup: complains about unsupported ctrl:nocaps on upgrade

retitle 538397 [Debconf] It is not clear what is the meaning of "unsupported (settings|options)"

On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 11:57:47AM +0200, Yann Dirson wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 09:30:10PM +0300, Anton Zinoviev wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 03:50:31PM +0200, Yann Dirson wrote:
> > > 
> > > I use ctrl:nocaps since ages, and only now (upgrading from 1.36) does
> > > console-setup start to complain about it. 
> > 
> > What do you mean by "complain"?  I tried manualy the ckbcomp utility and 
> > ctrl:nocaps seems to work.
> On upgrade, I got a debconf question saying it was not supported, and
> asking if I wanted to use it nevertheless.

Ok.  Console-setup supports almost everything X supports.  However the 
config script of console-setup is limited and does not support every 
possible option.  This is the reason of the warning.  If you answered 
you wanted to continue to use the "unsupported" option - it will be 
supported both in X and on the console.  Only dpkg-reconfigure will be 
unable to reconfigure the options in /etc/default/console-setup so if 
you want to make changes you will have to edit this file manualy.

Due to a bug console-setup this warning was displayed on every upgrade.  
I suppose you are seeing it for first time only because 1.36 is the 
first version of console-setup you have used. Since 1.44 this is no 
longer the case - you see the warning only once.  If you see this 
warning the next time console-setup is upgraded, please submit a bug 

Anton Zinoivev

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