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Bug#597498: keyboard-configuration: HAL is still mentioned in comments of `/etc/default/keyboard`.

reopen 597498 1.57

Hi Anton,

Anton Zinoviev wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 11:10:25AM +0200, Paul Menzel wrote:

>> in contrary to what is said for 1.56 in `changelog.Debian.gz` [1]
>>           * Do not mention HAL in the comment of /etc/default/keyboard.
>>             Suggest a reboot instead.
>> I still have the following comments in my `/etc/default/keyboard` after the upgrade.
>>         # If you change any of the following variables and HAL and X are
>>         # configured to use this file, then the changes will become visible to
>>         # X only if HAL is restarted.  In Debian you need to run
>>         # /etc/init.d/hal restart
> Version 1.56 is intedted to be permited to enter 'testing' so no 
> soffisticated editing of the configuration files is desirable.

Consider for a moment what that means: editing keyboard configuration
in the documented way just does not work.

Actually I see three problems:

 - The debconf prompts shown with dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
   do not explain when the changes will take effect.

 - The /etc/default/keyboard file in upgraded installations gives
   misleading advice, and there is not other file in
   /usr/share/doc/keyboard-configuration/ to tell the true story.

 - You have to reboot to change the keyboard layout?

Perhaps at least #2 is fixable?  Reopening just in case.


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