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Bug#568638: 'dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration' takes no immediate effect

reopen 568638
severity 568638 wishlist

Anton Zinoviev <anton@lml.bas.bg>:

> On Sat, Feb 06, 2010 at 01:32:27PM +0100, Piotr Engelking wrote:
>> Using 'dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration' to switch the keyboard
>> layout to French takes no effect, neither in console nor in X, until
>> '/etc/init.d/console-setup reload' is run.
> This is because the only purpose of keyboard-configuration is to create
> a configuration file in /etc/default/keyboard.  It doesn't configure the
> keyboard in any way.

This is rather confusing, as other Debian packages tend to take their
reconfiguration into effect immediately. Please consider at least
printing an informative message after the reconfiguration what should
the user do for the layout to actually change.

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