Bug#444453: "E: Unimplemented function" with large strings
On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 06:05:03PM +0200, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> Package: cdebconf
> Version: 0.123
> When I use debconf-set to set a really long string, I get the message
> "E: Unimplemented function". Apparently the string has to be longer
> than ~1024 bytes and contain newlines:
Fixing this will involve:
1) teaching cdebconf to handle the "escape" capability, as implemented
2) teaching debconf-set to use it.
As it stands, shoving data that contains newlines through debconf-set
breaks the debconf protocol, since the data after the newline is
interpreted as a new command.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]