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Bug#561005: purging console-setup-mini makes you lose some console-setup configuration

Package: console-setup
Version: 1.50
Severity: normal

Hi and thanks for maintaining console-setup!

On a box where console-setup-mini was installed, I issued the following

  # aptitude install console-setup console-setup-mini-

in order to switch from console-setup-mini to console-setup.

Some configuration files are present in /etc/console-setup/ :

  $ ls /etc/console-setup/
  cached.kmap.gz                compose.ISO-8859-13.inc  compose.ISO-8859-8.inc
  compose.ARMSCII-8.inc         compose.ISO-8859-14.inc  compose.ISO-8859-9.inc
  compose.CP1251.inc            compose.ISO-8859-15.inc  compose.KOI8-R.inc
  compose.CP1255.inc            compose.ISO-8859-16.inc  compose.KOI8-U.inc
  compose.CP1256.inc            compose.ISO-8859-1.inc   compose.TIS-620.inc
  compose.GEORGIAN-ACADEMY.inc  compose.ISO-8859-2.inc   compose.VISCII.inc
  compose.GEORGIAN-PS.inc       compose.ISO-8859-3.inc   Lat15-Fixed16.psf.gz
  compose.IBM1133.inc           compose.ISO-8859-4.inc   Lat15-TerminusBold16.psf
  compose.ISIRI-3342.inc        compose.ISO-8859-5.inc   remap.inc
  compose.ISO-8859-10.inc       compose.ISO-8859-6.inc
  compose.ISO-8859-11.inc       compose.ISO-8859-7.inc

They seem to belong to console-setup-mini:

  $ dpkg -l | grep ^rc | cut -c 1-60
  rc  console-setup-mini                   1.50     

OK, let's purge console-setup-mini, in order to clean the system up:

  # aptitude purge console-setup-mini

Let's check:

  $ dpkg -l | grep ^rc | cut -c 1-60
  $ ls /etc/console-setup/
  ls: cannot access /etc/console-setup/: No such file or directory

Wait, but that directory has a name that makes me think it should be
useful to console-setup...

  # aptitude reinstall console-setup

And now:

  $ ls /etc/console-setup/
  cached.kmap.gz  Lat15-Fixed16.psf.gz

Hence, after switching from console-setup-mini to console-setup and
purging console-setup-mini, some configuration files that seem to be
useful for both console-setup-mini and console-setup get lost.

This problem was mentioned by me during the discussions of bug
#546983, but it seems to be still unfixed.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (800, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages console-setup depends on:
ii  console-terminus              4.30-2     Fixed-width fonts for fast reading
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.28     Debian configuration management sy
ii  keyboard-configuration        1.50       system-wide keyboard preferences
ii  xkb-data                      1.7-1      X Keyboard Extension (XKB) configu

Versions of packages console-setup recommends:
ii  console-tools              1:0.2.3dbs-66 Linux console and font utilities

Versions of packages console-setup suggests:
ii  locales                       2.10.2-2   GNU C Library: National Language (
ii  lsb-base                      3.2-23     Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip

-- debconf information excluded

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