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Bug#556426: install overwrites /etc/default/console-setup without warning

On Wednesday 18 November 2009 13:11:21 Anton Zinoviev wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 02:03:40AM +0200, Shai Berger wrote:
> > I made my own variant of the Hebrew keyboard mapping to add a couple of
> > symbols; I called it "katef" and referred it in
> > /etc/default/console-setup, like so:
> The current version of console-setup doesn't support non-standard
> variants.

Does too -- the definitions, once I make them manually, work beautifully.
It is only the console-setup *installation* which doesn't, and I maintain that 
it shouldn't touch what it doesn't understand -- at least not without asking 
the user.

> This is going to be fixed, but first I'd like clean up the
> bugs in the last uploaded version as there are a lot of changes in in so
> probable a lot of bugs too.

Of course, I am not proposing to dictate what you work on first. I understand 
fully that you are volunteering here. It is much appreciated, BTW.

> You can use multiple layouts.  Infact if you put multiple layouts in
> /etc/default/console-setup then your variant katef won't be overwriten.

Actually, this is exactly what happened. Paraphrasing my earlier message, I 
had this in /etc/default/console-setup:

> > XKBLAYOUT="us,il"
> > XKBVARIANT=",katef"

And it was overwritten.


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